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Filing Crystal
Part kiosk, part storage system.
(From Babel 17 [1966] by Samuel R. Delany)
Goat/Spider Silk
High tensile strength fibers from - goats.
(From Oryx and Crake [2003] by Margaret Atwood)
Email Shirt
See your email on your shirt.
(From Oryx and Crake [2003] by Margaret Atwood)
Self-Cleaning Gym Suit
Removes the source of odor.
(From Oryx and Crake [2003] by Margaret Atwood)
Image-Amps
Boost the signal from the eyes to see in the dark.
(From Neuromancer [1984] by William Gibson)
Pail of Air
A small bucket filled with (liquid) air.
(From A Pail of Air [1951] by Fritz Leiber)
Slug
An underwater "barge", consisting of a giant tube for transporting oil.
(From Dragon in the Sea [1956] by Frank Herbert)
Wimp Vault
Lots of spare bodies.
(From Millenium [1983] by John Varley)
Discorporaphone
For speaking with the electronic dead.
(From Babel 17 [1966] by Samuel R. Delany)
Morgue (Recall Stage)
Storage and retrieval of frozen bodies.
(From Babel 17 [1966] by Samuel R. Delany)
Discorporate Sector
An electronic afterlife.
(From Babel 17 [1966] by Samuel R. Delany)
Automatic Cultivators
Agricultural robots.
(From Piracy Preferred [1930] by John W. Campbell)
Light-Absorbing Paint
Space stealth!
(From Earthlight [1955] by Arthur C. Clarke)
Satellite Photography for Surveillance
Use of pictures taken from near Earth orbit for reconnaissance in a military operation.
(From The Prince of Space [1931] by Jack Williamson)
Self-Sustaining Space Craft
A spacecraft ecosystem.
(From The Prince of Space [1931] by Jack Williamson)
Placental Decanters
Perfect human bodies with control implants for remote use.
(From The Girl Who Was Plugged In [1974] by James Tiptree, Jr.)
Eccentric Projection
Remote manipulation of a body not your own.
(From The Girl Who Was Plugged In [1974] by James Tiptree, Jr.)
Sunship
A space craft powered entirely by the sun.
(From The Prince of Space [1931] by Jack Williamson)
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