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Electrical Brain
A mechanism that grants memory an intelligence to machines.
(From Paradise and Iron [1930] by Miles J. Breuer)
Vision-Based Autonomous Cars
A vehicle that uses a visual sensor to gather information sufficient to safely drive.
(From Paradise and Iron [1930] by Miles J. Breuer)
House Cleaning Device
A robotic means of thorough home cleaning.
(From Paradise and Iron [1930] by Miles J. Breuer)
Supervision Robot (Squid)
A wheeled device with tentacular grasping limbs.
(From Paradise and Iron [1930] by Miles J. Breuer)
Leading Machine
An exploratory device; it takes the form of an autonomous motorcycle.
(From Paradise and Iron [1930] by Miles J. Breuer)
Autonomous Ship
A sea-going vessel that can leave port, traverse vast distances, and then dock, entirely without human assistance.
(From Paradise and Iron [1930] by Miles J. Breuer)
Aircycle
Motorcycle for the air with gravimetric coils instead of wheels.
(From Buck Rogers, 2430 AD [1929] by Philip Nowlan (w/D. Calkins))
Spinner Ship
Pinwheel rockets created centrifugal forces like gravity.
(From Buck Rogers, 2430 AD [1929] by Philip Nowlan (w/D. Calkins))
Circuit Inhibiting Destructiveness
Ensuring that robots take on the responsibility of pleasing their masters, and obeying their orders.
(From To Please The Master [1958] by Margaret St. Clair)
Gyrocosmically Stabilized Interplanetary Rocket
A mouthful, perfect for trips to the larger asteroids.
(From Buck Rogers, 2430 AD [1929] by Philip Nowlan (w/D. Calkins))
Retard-Jets
Rockets to slow down.
(From Brother Worlds [1951] by Raymond Z. Gallun)
Star-Globe (Ship)
A spherical spacecraft.
(From Brother Worlds [1951] by Raymond Z. Gallun)
Van Goom's Gambit
A chessboard pattern that unhinges the mind of any player who sees it.
(From Von Goom's Gambit [1966] by Victor Contoski)
BLIT (Secret Basilisk)
The Berryman Logical Image Technique can "shock" an AI trained to do pattern recognition.
(From Blit [1988] by David Langford)
Anti-Gravity Drive
Electric force curves space.
(From The Last Evolution [1932] by John W. Campbell)
Engineless Automobile Hover
No engine, no steering wheel, yet it runs.
(From An Adventure in Time [1930] by Francis Flagg)
Tabletop Display
A display monitor built into a flat, horizontal table surface.
(From An Adventure in Time [1930] by Francis Flagg)
Hyperstereoscope
A book of three-dimensional pages.
(From The Book of Worlds [1929] by Miles J. Breuer)
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