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Machine Masters
Humans did less and less, and machines did more and more, until machines became the masters.
(From The Reign of the Masters [1931] by Edmond Hamilton)
Blue Beam
A pitiless pale blue beam of death!
(From The Reign of the Masters [1931] by Edmond Hamilton)
Wende
A change, a turning point, a reversal of culture and politics.
(From Deep Eddy [1993] by Bruce Sterling)
Air-Conditioned Coat
An otherwise ordinary overcoat that fights the heat.
(From Deep Eddy [1993] by Bruce Sterling)
Antiturbulence Wings
Wings that are designed to buffer turbulence for passengers.
(From Deep Eddy [1993] by Bruce Sterling)
Translation Program
A computer program that translates speech from one language to another, in real time, to aid in conversation.
(From Deep Eddy [1993] by Bruce Sterling)
Messagecraft
An autonomous spacecraft and drone that serves as a communication node in a network that spans star systems.
(From The Faithful Messenger [1969] by George Scithers)
Pina2bo
A huge cannon that shot shells filled with sulfur high into the atmosphere for the purpose of geoengineering a change in climate.
(From Termination Shock [2021] by Neal Stephenson)
Space Tunnel
An enclosed gang plank extended between space ships.
(From The Man Who Bought Mars [1941] by Polton Cross)
Solar Car
A car the energy for which comes from the sun.
(From The Man Who Bought Mars [1941] by Polton Cross)
Spaceplane (Clarke-class)
An inexpensively powered flight to low earth orbit.
(From A Quantum Murder [1998] by Peter F. Hamilton)
Spex (Spexware)
Video glasses with computer assistance.
(From Deep Eddy [1993] by Bruce Sterling)
Indoor Stadium
An entirely enclosed baseball stadium.
(From Flamingo: A Drama of A.D. 1950 [1930] by Clarence Edward Heller)
Puff-Pipe
Pipe with lighting built in.
(From Flamingo: A Drama of A.D. 1950 [1930] by Clarence Edward Heller)
Bird-Like Robots
Robotic birds used in a stage play.
(From Flamingo: A Drama of A.D. 1950 [1930] by Clarence Edward Heller)
Spectrumoscope
Provides sight directly to the brain-cells of the sightless.
(From Flamingo: A Drama of A.D. 1950 [1930] by Clarence Edward Heller)
Theater Seat Indicators
Vacant seats are clearly shown.
(From Flamingo: A Drama of A.D. 1950 [1930] by Clarence Edward Heller)
Time Line
Time seen linearly, as a distinguishable series of events.
(From Liners of Time [1935] by John Russell Fearn)
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