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Solar Yacht Periscope
A device used in the small cabin of a solar yacht.
(From Sunjammer [1964] by Arthur C. Clarke)
Solar Yacht
A space craft whose motive power is light pressure on a solar sail.
(From Sunjammer [1964] by Arthur C. Clarke)
Sleep-Inducer
A device that electronically imposes sleep on a human being.
(From Sunjammer [1964] by Arthur C. Clarke)
Artificially Pulsating Star
A star that has been modified to pulsate with a message to the entire universe.
(From The Cosmic Blinker [1953] by Eando Binder)
Face Recognition Sunglasses
Sunglasses that connect with a remote database to perform face recognition.
(From The Water Knife [2015] by Paolo Bacigalupi)
Brains
An electronic brain that is able to do problem solving. This idea seems to be the impetus behind current artificial intelligence that seeks to solve problems, rather than to simulate human intelligenc
(From The Cosmic Blinker [1953] by Eando Binder)
Space Walk
Going outside your space craft for a short time.
(From Edison's Conquest of Mars [1898] by Garrett P. Serviss)
Automatic Control Car
An autonomous vehicle.
(From Imperial Earth [1976] by Arthur C. Clarke)
Merc-Pool
A device that stores information in vibration patterns on a mercury surface.
(From Caves of Steel [1953] by Isaac Asimov)
Yeast-Culture Vats
Using cultured yeast as the basis for food production.
(From Caves of Steel [1953] by Isaac Asimov)
Planets Made Habitable
A plan to "terraform" a planet to improve its habitability by human beings.
(From Last and First Men [1930] by Olaf Stapledon)
Red Weed (Terraforming Plant)
A plant brought by the Martians that grew on Earth.
(From The War of the Worlds [1898] by H.G. Wells)
Neck-Phone
An implanted telecommunications device.
(From The Chromium Fence [1955] by Philip K. Dick)
Rachag
A caffeine-style stimulant.
(From Dune [1965] by Frank Herbert)
Wholographik
Hologram-style picture.
(From Stand on Zanzibar [1968] by John Brunner)
Auto-Seal
Automatically deployed cover for power outlets; instant child-proofing.
(From Stand on Zanzibar [1968] by John Brunner)
Synapsis-Coils
Human-like storage for computers.
(From Last of the Masters [1954] by Philip K. Dick)
Gravity neutralizing paint
Paint or coating that neutralized the effects of gravity on whatever it was painted on.
(From Last of the Masters [1954] by Philip K. Dick)
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