Arthur C. Clarke:
Science Fiction Technology and Ideas
Arthur C. Clarke was born in Somerset, England in 1917 and died in his second home of Sri Lanka in 2008, where he moved in 1956. Best known for 2001: A Space Odyssey and Childhood's End. He has also been honored by scientists; he developed the idea of the geosynchonous satellite.
Invention/Technology Source Work (Publication Date)

1D Diamond Crystal - might be a carbon fullerene molecule

The Fountains of Paradise (1978)

Asymptotic Drive

Imperial Earth (1976)

Biot

Rendezvous With Rama (1972)

Broomstick - move in space

Islands in the Sky (1952)

Central City (Lunar Habitat)

Earthlight (1955)

Central Computer

The City and the Stars (1956)

Control Screen

Childhood's End (1953)

CORA - Coronary Alarm

The Fountains of Paradise (1978)

Diaspar Memory - everyone gets a copy

The City and the Stars (1956)

Dust-Cruiser

A Fall of Moondust (1961)

Dust-Ski - ski-doo for lunar powder

A Fall of Moondust (1961)

Electrosecretary - automatic transcription machine

A Fall of Moondust (1961)

Fenton Silencer - early noise cancellation

Tales from the White Hart (1957)

Flex-Wheels

2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)

Geosynchronous Satellite - invention of idea

V2 for Ionospheric Research (1945)

Grip Shoes - velcro space gear

2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)

HAL 9000 - prototypical AI

2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)

Hibernaculum - nap time

2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)

Holopad

The Fountains of Paradise (1978)

Hyperfilament

The Fountains of Paradise (1978)

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