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BLIT (Secret Basilisk)
The Berryman Logical Image Technique can "shock" an AI trained to do pattern recognition.
(From Blit [1988] by David Langford)
Hyperstereoscope
A book of three-dimensional pages.
(From The Book of Worlds [1929] by Miles J. Breuer)
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)
Predictograph
Capable combining and projecting hundreds of complex curves into the future.
(From Futility [1929] by S.P. Meek)
Transparent Aluminum
Invisible light steel.
(From The Space Hermit [1929] by E. Edsel Newton)
Lifebox
A device that captures a person's life experience in software.
(From Soft Death [1986] by Rudy Rucker)
Bard
A machine that invents randomized stories and can read them out loud or animate them for viewing.
(From Someday [1956] by Isaac Asimov)
Automated Laboratory
A fully automated machinery of invention.
(From The Shores of Death [1964] by Michael Moorcock)
Concentrated Cosmic Radiation
Passing through a region of intense radiation alters lifeforms.
(From The Face of the Deep [1942] by Edmond Hamilton)
Cubics
Small, square animals that can combine to create a larger entity.
(From The Face of the Deep [1942] by Edmond Hamilton)
Group Mind
A shared consciousness between a number of individuals.
(From Last and First Men [1930] by Olaf Stapledon)
Robot Cop
A robotic police officer.
(From Pacifist of Hell's Island [1943] by R.M. Williams)
Moon Valley Breathable Atmosphere
Atmosphere is retained in a deep valley on a moon or otherwise airless body.
(From Moon Heaven [1939] by Dom Passante)
Space Walk
Standard term for moving through the void of space.
(From Moon Heaven [1939] by Dom Passante)
Spacehound
An experienced spaceman.
(From Spacehounds of IPC [1931] by E.E. 'Doc' Smith)
Grapple-Ray
A version of the tractor beam idea.
(From Exit From Asteroid 60 [1940] by D.L. James)
Construct (Pseudo-Relationship)
An artificial intelligence person, serving as a companion for a human person not capable of forming real relationships.
(From The Mountain in the Sea [2022] by Ray Naylor)
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