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Explore the inventions, technology and ideas of science fiction writers at Technovelgy (that's tech-novel-gee!) - over 2,400 are available. Use the Timeline of Science Fiction Invention or the alphabetic Glossary of Science Fiction Technology to see them all, look for the category that interests you, or browse by favorite author / book. Browse more than 4,100 Science Fiction in the News articles.

Will Autonomous Systems' Self-Preservation Lead To Dangerous Behavior?
'This, the new types. The new varieties of claws. We're completely at their mercy, aren't we?'- Philip K. Dick, 1953 (4/22/2014)
Ooho Water Bulb (Or Blob) Replaces Horrific Plastic Bottles
'I held up my bulb of water ... visibly there was water missing.'- Pohl and Kornbluth, 1952. (4/21/2014)
SRI International's Microrobot Swarm
'As if swarms of tiny animals were busily scurrying about...'- Stanislaw Lem, 1954. (4/20/2014)
SF Authors Have Wearable Computing Ideas
The device would need to convey essential information, to the wearer and perhaps to those around him. (4/19/2014)
Bookies Let You Place Your Bets On the Future!
I'll bet you feel strongly enough about at least one of these bets to want to put your money down. (4/18/2014)
How Do Americans See The Future Of Technology?
What is most likely to happen in the future? Do you want to participate in the future? (4/17/2014)
Updated: Flying Graffiti Drone Will Alter The Urban Landscape
The tagger's dream - lie in bed while painting at a remote location. (4/16/2014)
Should Autonomous Cars Have Feelings About Crashes?
'Robots have worse problems than anybody.'- Philip K. Dick, 1952. (4/15/2014)
M-Block Modular Robots Assemble Themselves
'... as though a child should build from nursery blocks a fantastic shape which abruptly is filled with throbbing life.'- Abraham Merritt, 1920. (4/14/2014)
Augmented Reality Ship's Bridge From Rolls Royce
'... the immense, three-dimensional, minutely cubed model...'- 'Doc Smith, 1934. (4/13/2014)
Artificial Blood From Factories
This blood's for you. (4/12/2014)
Wrigley's Anti-Impotence Chewing Gum
'Chew one of these, Mr. Chip.'- Philip K. Dick, 1969. (4/11/2014)
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Laser Finger
Special powered suit add-on makes you even quicker on the draw.
(From The Forever War [1974] by Jack C.  Haldeman)
Metal Fluid Letters
A smooth metal display able to display words.
(From Vulcan's Hammer [1960] by Philip K.  Dick)
Energy Curtain Key
A small handheld "key" to shut off a force field.
(From Venus Mines, Incorporated [1931] by Nat  Schachner (w. AL Zagat))
Curtain (Force Barrier)
An easily set-up protective force barrier.
(From Venus Mines, Incorporated [1931] by Nat  Schachner (w. AL Zagat))
Propulsion Gun
What can you push against in space?
(From Venus Mines, Incorporated [1931] by Nat  Schachner (w. AL Zagat))
Artificial Atmosphere Machine
Not just oxygen, this gives you what you need in space.
(From Venus Mines, Incorporated [1931] by Nat  Schachner (w. AL Zagat))
Gravity Belt
Adds 'weight' for walking on asteroids.
(From Venus Mines, Incorporated [1931] by Nat  Schachner (w. AL Zagat))
Disintegrator Plate Ray
Ray cuts through metal like butter.
(From The Revolt of the Machines [1931] by Nat  Schachner (w. AL Zagat))
Rocket fuel catalyst that makes space travel commercially practical.
(From Venus Mines, Incorporated [1931] by Nat  Schachner (w. AL Zagat))
Argento-Platinoid Dispatch Box
Impenetrable message carriers.
(From Venus Mines, Incorporated [1931] by Nat  Schachner (w. AL Zagat))
Robot Biomimicry
Endowing robots with an organic-appearing fluidity, rather than mechanical motion.
(From The War of the Worlds [1898] by H.G.  Wells)
Quasi-Muscles (Sham Musculature)
A means of giving motive power to robots or machines that is similar to animal musculature.
(From The War of the Worlds [1898] by H.G.  Wells)
Space Buoy
A marker in space.
(From Crashing Suns [1928] by Edmond  Hamilton)
Hand Computer
A small pocket sized computing device.
(From The Mote in God's Eye [1974] by Larry  Niven (w/J. Pournelle))
Gravity-Polarized Explosive (TDX)
A chemical explosive that acts at an angle to the local gravitational field.
(From Cities in Flight [1957] by James  Blish)
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