Philip K. Dick:
Science Fiction Technology and Ideas
Philip K. Dick was born in Chicago in 1928; he died of heart failure in 1982. He won the Hugo for The Man in the High Castle and the John Campbell award for Flow My Tears, The Policeman Said. Many of his short stories have been made into movies; Do Androids Dream Of Electric Sheep? (Bladerunner) and We Can Remember It For You Wholesale (Total Recall).
Invention/Technology Source Work (Publication Date)

Autonomic Cab - all on its own
An automated taxicab (without robotic driver).

The Three Stigmata of Palmer Eldritch (1965)

Autonomic Food-Processing System - untouched by humans
Technology allows food to be prepared untouched by human hands.

Cantata 140 (1964)

Autonomic Interviewer - pape's proxy
A robotic reporter.

The Zap Gun (1965)

Autonomic Plow
A set of farm implements able to combine and perform as a weapon.

Clans of the Alphane Moon (1964)

Autonomous Truck
A truck that drives itself and unloads itself.

Autofac (1955)

Bacteria-Destroying Radiation
A special beam that created a sterile field for operations.

Dr. Futurity (1960)

Battery-Powered 3D Comic Book
A comic book the pages of which were animated by battery power.

The Zap Gun (1965)

Bibs - cold storage for people
People who are put in cold-sleep because there is no niche for them in society.

Cantata 140 (1964)

Big Noodle
A vast artificial intelligence system used to process all of Earth's information.

The Divine Invasion (1981)

Biltong Life Form
Remarkable organic manufacturing aliens, probably indigenous to the Centaurus system.

Pay for the Printer (1956)

Book of the Kalends - no author, no title
The ever-changing book without a title; the documented history of a world.

Galactic Pot-Healer (1969)

Anti-underground bomb shelter ordinance.

Foster, You're Dead (1955)

A device that homed in on a person's brain wave pattern; a very specific assassination device.

Cantata 140 (1964)

Bubblehead - big-head brainiacs
A person who as undergone E therapy, and achieved the frontal lobe of their dreams.

The Three Stigmata of Palmer Eldritch (1965)

Bug Chasers
Anti-surveillance devices.

Lies, Inc. (1964)

Illegal narcotic chewed to alter the state of colonists.

The Three Stigmata of Palmer Eldritch (1965)

Central Guide-Beam
A kind of signal that demonstrates the best possible path to a destination in space and even provides motive power.

Shell Game (1954)

Cephalic Pattern Door
A door that only opens for specific people.

The Zap Gun (1965)

Cephalic Sniffer
Device can locate an individual using brain patterns.

Clans of the Alphane Moon (1964)

Cephalochromoscope (Cephscope) - see what's going on in there
A brain-scan device with a screen to display neural patterns.

A Scanner Darkly (1977)

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