Gulliver's Travels by Jonathan Swift:
Science Fiction Inventions, Technology and Ideas

Remarkable work of social and political satire written in the eighteenth century. It is also a work that is replete with references to fantastic inventions and machines that did not exist in Swift's time. Select an invention:

Bio-Energy - produce electricity from organic material
The first reference to extracting electricity from organic materials.

Geometric Modeling - eighteenth century NURBS
The first recorded use of geometric figures to directly represent, or model, living beings.

Knowledge Engine - machine-made expertise
The first reference to a machine that could create sentences or write books.

Laputa - a floating island
A floating island or rock in the air.

 

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