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Robots Refuse To Serve Man
When robots evolve their own perspectives, and ultimately refuse to act as servants to human beings.
(From The Mentanicals [1934] by Francis Flagg)
Chronoscope
A device used to see into specific internals of time.
(From Legion of Time [1938] by Jack Williamson)
Impermite
A substance that is impervious to penetration.
(From Redmask of the Outlands [1934] by Nat Schachner)
Polarized Window
Rather than curtains, use the window to control the light.
(From The Houses of Iszm [1954] by Jack Vance)
Finger Jet Bath
The ultimate in luxury tubs.
(From The Houses of Iszm [1954] by Jack Vance)
One-Man Car
A small transport vehicle.
(From The Houses of Iszm [1954] by Jack Vance)
Public Vehicle Tube
Underground transportation tubes.
(From The Houses of Iszm [1954] by Jack Vance)
Fyunch(click)
An alien assigned to become an expert in just one person.
(From The Mote in God's Eye [1974] by Larry Niven (w/J. Pournelle))
Thought Pattern Divination
Attempting to construct the thoughts of a person by imitating their actions.
(From The Houses of Iszm [1954] by Jack Vance)
Smarter People Having Fewer Children
The original argument that less suitable human pairs are having proportionally more children.
(From The Marching Morons [1951] by C.M. Kornbluth)
Coffee Cube
Concentrated coffee that boils itself!
(From The Marching Morons [1951] by C.M. Kornbluth)
Rocket-Polo
Polo played with rocket-powered craft.
(From Ra For The Rajah [1938] by John Victor Peterson)
Gyrotomic
A small gyrostabilized hovercraft.
(From Ra For The Rajah [1938] by John Victor Peterson)
Helicoptomic
A hovering craft used by referees in rocket polo.
(From Ra For The Rajah [1938] by John Victor Peterson)
Skull Alarm
Implanted wakeup call.
(From Millenium [1983] by John Varley)
Squeaker
Used to search out radium in asteroids.
(From Beast of Space [1941] by F.E. Hardart)
Frictionless Toilet
A toilet bowl that does not require water, because its surface is frictionless.
(From The Mote in God's Eye [1974] by Larry Niven (w/J. Pournelle))
Seleno-Cosmo-Tel
Device to automatically avoid asteroids or other bodies.
(From A Race Through Time [1933] by Donald Wandrei)
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