Science Fiction Dictionary
A  B  C  D  E  F  G  H  I  J  K  L  M  N  O  P  Q  R  S  T  U  V  W  X  Y  Z

Latest By
Category:


Armor
Artificial Intelligence
Biology
Clothing
Communication
Computers
Culture
Data Storage
Displays
Engineering
Entertainment
Food
Input Devices
Lifestyle
Living Space
Manufacturing
Material
Media
Medical
Miscellaneous
Robotics
Security
Space Tech
Spacecraft
Surveillance
Transportation
Travel
Vehicle
Virtual Person
Warfare
Weapon
Work

"We were essentially being shell-shocked by rapid change. That was one of the things you needed science-fiction writers for back in the Sixties, because we could cope with the future."
- Peter Watts

Bio-Implant (Compensator Chip)  
  A neural implant that helps an autistic child to live a more complete and useful life.  

I hardly ever talk about my chip. It's a private thing, but even if it wasn't, I wouldn't talk abut it because it makes people uncomfortable to know that I have a superpower...

According to Mom, back on Earth, it's not unusual for people to have things wired into their brains so they have an always-on connection to the web...

...I have a compensator chip. That's what makes me so good at everything. My chip makes me smarter than just about anybody. I can do better and faster research."

From Hella, by David Gerrold.
Published by DAW Books in 2020
Additional resources -

At one point, Kyle decides to see what it's like without the implant:

"...the implant is supposed to adjust itself to the circumstances of the individual. It's supposed to adjust to your emotional and physical and developmental changes. But along the way, there's an effect. It's expected. But it isn't totally predictable...

"If we turn off the management and input matrices, Kyle, you'll be completely on your own. Your body, your brain, your sense of self - you'll be operating without a safety net... It's the only way to recalibrate your baseline [personailty]...

Comment/Join this discussion ( 0 ) | RSS/XML | Blog This |

Additional resources:
  More Ideas and Technology from Hella
  More Ideas and Technology by David Gerrold
  Tech news articles related to Hella
  Tech news articles related to works by David Gerrold

Articles related to Medical
Altos Labs' Bezos Wants An Anti-Agathic (To Live Forever)
Anti-Forced Organ Harvesting Global Summit
Israel Okays Third Covid Shot For Seniors
Stretchable OLED Heart Monitor Band-Aid

Want to Contribute an Item? It's easy:
Get the name of the item, a quote, the book's name and the author's name, and Add it here.

<Previous
Next>

Google
  Web TechNovelgy.com   

 

 

Technovelgy (that's tech-novel-gee!) is devoted to the creative science inventions and ideas of sf authors. Look for the Invention Category that interests you, the Glossary, the Science Fiction Invention Timeline, or see what's New.

 

 

 

 

Science Fiction Timeline
1600-1899
1900-1939
1940's   1950's
1960's   1970's
1980's   1990's
2000's   2010's

Science Fiction in the News

Monarch Tractor - It's Electric, Autonomous and Smart
'Driver-optional' and follows gestures.

'Seabreeze' Apple And UCLA Project To Beat Depression
'It's illegal to hold back information during a psyche test,' the machine said peevishly.'

Hovermap By Emesent Autonomous Mapping Works Indoors - and Out
Perfect for exploring ancient artifacts on distant planets.

Sono Motor's Sion Sun-Powered Car
'...six square yards of sunpower screens on its low curved roof.'

LEONARDO Robot Has Legs And Thrusters, Can Skateboard, Slackline
'a walking balloon proceeded with long strides of its aluminum legs over a slant of steep upland.'

Xavier Robots On Patrol For 'Anti-Social Behavior'
'This was as close as a robot could get to a cop in uniform.'

Rotating House in Bosnia
'... feel free to turn the house on your own.'

Ingenious Engineer Creates DIY Feeding Robot
'Waldo flexed and extended his fingers gently; the two pairs of waldoes in the screen followed in exact, simultaneous parallelism.'

Do Smart Glasses Need Forward-Facing Cameras?
'They were stylish, with yellow-tinted lenses and hip frames, but the posts were unusually thick.'

More SF in the News

More Beyond Technovelgy

Home | Glossary | Science Fiction Timeline | Category | New | Contact Us | FAQ | Advertise |
Technovelgy.com - where science meets fiction™

Copyright© Technovelgy LLC; all rights reserved.