Timeline of Science Fiction Ideas, Technology and Inventions
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Date Device Name (Novel Author)
1705 Cogitator (The Chair of Reflection) (from The Consolidator by Daniel Defoe)
1726 Knowledge Engine - machine-made expertise (from Gulliver's Travels by Jonathan Swift)
1726 Bio-Energy - produce electricity from organic material (from Gulliver's Travels by Jonathan Swift)
1726 Geometric Modeling - eighteenth century NURBS (from Gulliver's Travels by Jonathan Swift)
1726 Laputa - a floating island (from Gulliver's Travels by Jonathan Swift)
1727 Androide - the original (from Cyclopaedia by Ephraim Chambers)
1828 Barrels of Air (from The Mummy! A Tale of the Twenty-Second Century by Jane Webb Loudon)
1828 Stage Balloon (from The Mummy! A Tale of the Twenty-Second Century by Jane Webb Loudon)
1828 Steam-Propelled Moving Houses (from The Mummy! A Tale of the Twenty-Second Century by Jane Webb Loudon)
1828 Mail-Post Letter-Ball (from The Mummy! A Tale of the Twenty-Second Century by Jane Webb Loudon)
1864 Whispering Gallery (from Journey to the Center of the Earth by Jules Verne)
1866 Paper Steel (from Robur-the-Conqueror by Jules Verne)
1867 Splashdown - the original idea (from From the Earth to the Moon by Jules Verne)
1867 Columbiad - 900 foot cannon (from From the Earth to the Moon by Jules Verne)
1867 Light Pressure Propulsion - first use of this idea (from From the Earth to the Moon by Jules Verne)
1867 Communicate with Extraterrestrials - first use of concept (from From the Earth to the Moon by Jules Verne)
1867 Projectile-Vehicle - Verne's spacecraft (from From the Earth to the Moon by Jules Verne)
1867 Water-Springs (from From the Earth to the Moon by Jules Verne)
1867 Retro-Rockets - Verne invented them! (from From the Earth to the Moon by Jules Verne)
1867 Gourmet Space Cuisine (from From the Earth to the Moon by Jules Verne)
1867 Air Renewal (from From the Earth to the Moon by Jules Verne)
1867 Launching Facility - in Florida (from From the Earth to the Moon by Jules Verne)
1867 Weightlessness - true science fiction discovery (from From the Earth to the Moon by Jules Verne)
1867 Free Return Trajectory - first mention (from From the Earth to the Moon by Jules Verne)
1869 Flywheel Launcher (from The Brick Moon by Edward Everett Hale)
1869 Brick Moon - first space station (from The Brick Moon by Edward Everett Hale)
1875 Undersea Mining (from 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea by Jules Verne)
1875 Leyden Ball - grandfather of the taser (from 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea by Jules Verne)
1875 Electrify the Rail - repel boarders! (from 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea by Jules Verne)
1875 Nautilus - Captain Nemo's ride (from 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea by Jules Verne)
1875 Diving Apparatus - scuba diving in the 19th century (from 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea by Jules Verne)
1877 Telepomp (Matter Transmission) - first use (from The Man Without a Body by Edward Page Mitchell)
1879 Vivification (from In the Deep of Time by George Parsons Lathrop)
1879 Home News Printer - news hot off the press (from The Senator's Daughter by Edward Page Mitchell)
1879 Suspended Animation (Frigorific Process) (from The Senator's Daughter by Edward Page Mitchell)
1879 Compact Food Pastilles (from The Senator's Daughter by Edward Page Mitchell)
1879 Planetary Telegraphing (from In the Deep of Time by George Parsons Lathrop)
1880 Apergy (Apergion) - antigravity substance (from Across the Zodiac by Percy Greg)
1880 Astronaut (from Across the Zodiac by Percy Greg)
1881 Dutch Clock (Time Machine) (from The Clock That Went Backward by Edward Page Mitchell)
1887 Anacronopete (Time Machine) (from El Anacronopete by Enrique Gaspar)
1888 Telephonic Music Room (from Looking Backward by Edward Bellamy)
1888 Credit Card - why carry cash? (from Looking Backward by Edward Bellamy)
1888 Mall (Great City Bazaar) - Wal-Mart foreseen (from Looking Backward by Edward Bellamy)
1889 Straightening the Earth's Poles (from The Purchase of the North Pole (Topsy Turvy) by Jules Verne)
1889 Electrified Fence (from A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court by Mark Twain)
1889 Recorded News - Tivo for radio in 1889 (from In the Year 2889 by Jules Verne)
1889 Phonotelephote - earliest reference to videophone (from In the Year 2889 by Jules Verne)
1889 Live News - prediction of newscasts (from In the Year 2889 by Jules Verne)
1889 Atmospheric Advertising - write it on the clouds (from In the Year 2889 by Jules Verne)
1893 Air-Ship (VTOL Airship) (from The Angel of the Revolution by George Griffith)
1893 War-Balloon (Navigable Aerostat) (from The Angel of the Revolution by George Griffith)
1893 Air-to-Surface Missile - first use of concept (from The Angel of the Revolution by George Griffith)
1894 Double-Door Vestibule (from A Journey In Other Worlds by John Jacob Astor IV)
1894 Magnetic Railroads (from A Journey In Other Worlds by John Jacob Astor IV)
1894 Rooftop Windmill - renewable energy vision (from A Journey In Other Worlds by John Jacob Astor IV)
1894 Wind Power Generation (from A Journey In Other Worlds by John Jacob Astor IV)
1894 Marine Spider (Hydrofoil) (from A Journey In Other Worlds by John Jacob Astor IV)
1894 Spaceship - not 'space-ship' (from A Journey In Other Worlds by John Jacob Astor IV)
1894 Instantaneous Kodaks (Traffic Control) (from A Journey In Other Worlds by John Jacob Astor IV)
1894 Global Climate Control (from A Journey In Other Worlds by John Jacob Astor IV)
1894 Electric Phaetons (Electric Cars) (from A Journey In Other Worlds by John Jacob Astor IV)
1894 Arctic Signal Light (from A Journey In Other Worlds by John Jacob Astor IV)
1894 Electric Protection-Wires (Electrified Fence) (from A Journey In Other Worlds by John Jacob Astor IV)
1894 Electric Car Recharging Station (from A Journey In Other Worlds by John Jacob Astor IV)
1894 Magnetic Eyes (from A Journey In Other Worlds by John Jacob Astor IV)
1894 Aeriduct (Rain Maker) - watch for showers (from A Journey In Other Worlds by John Jacob Astor IV)
1894 Vehicle Energy Reclamation (from A Journey In Other Worlds by John Jacob Astor IV)
1895 Time Machine - the original (from The Time Machine by H.G. Wells)
1895 Government Lethal Chamber (from The Repairer of Reputations by Robert W. Chambers)
1895 Atomic Microscopy (from The Crack of Doom by Robert Cromie)
1895 Atomic Energy - very early reference. (from The Crack of Doom by Robert Cromie)
1895 Manufactured Wife - an early reference (from A Wife Manufactured to Order by Alice W. Fuller)
1896 Fulgurator (from Facing The Flag by Jules Verne)
1896 Monsters Manufactured - chimeras described (from The Island of Dr. Moreau by H.G. Wells)
1897 Magnetic Shell (from The Great Stone of Sardis by Frank Stockton)
1897 Electric Gun (Mass Driver) (from A Trip to Venus by John Munro)
1897 Automatic Shell (from The Great Stone of Sardis by Frank Stockton)
1897 Photic Borer (Artesian Ray) (from The Great Stone of Sardis by Frank Stockton)
1897 Invisibility - now you see it - (from The Invisible Man by H.G. Wells)
1897 Gravitational Wave Viewer - catch the wave (from Two Planets by Kurd Lasswitz)
1898 Electrical 'Tether' (from Edison's Conquest of Mars by Garrett P. Serviss)
1898 Air-Tight Suit - air-tight dress (from Edison's Conquest of Mars by Garrett P. Serviss)
1898 Robot Spider (Handling Machine) (from The War of the Worlds by H.G. Wells)
1898 Asteroid Mining (from Edison's Conquest of Mars by Garrett P. Serviss)
1898 Steel Tentacle (from The War of the Worlds by H.G. Wells)
1898 Heat Ray - concept of the laser (from The War of the Worlds by H.G. Wells)
1898 Space Walk (from Edison's Conquest of Mars by Garrett P. Serviss)
1898 Biological Warfare - first use of the concept in fiction (from The War of the Worlds by H.G. Wells)
1898 Aerial Telegraph (from Edison's Conquest of Mars by Garrett P. Serviss)
1898 Disintegrator (from Edison's Conquest of Mars by Garrett P. Serviss)
1898 Red Weed (Terraforming Plant) (from The War of the Worlds by H.G. Wells)
1898 Robot Biomimicry (from The War of the Worlds by H.G. Wells)
1898 Tripod - inhuman robotic ships from Mars! (from The War of the Worlds by H.G. Wells)
1898 Black Smoke - run for your lives! (from The War of the Worlds by H.G. Wells)
1898 Quasi-Muscles (Sham Musculature) (from The War of the Worlds by H.G. Wells)
1899 Moving Roadway - like a baggage conveyor (from When the Sleeper Wakes by H.G. Wells)
1899 Kinetiscope Appliance - like a PDA (from When the Sleeper Wakes by H.G. Wells)
1899 Eadhamite (from When the Sleeper Wakes by H.G. Wells)
1899 Networked World (from When the Sleeper Wakes by H.G. Wells)
1899 Automated Surface Measurement - 100 years before cgi needed it (from When the Sleeper Wakes by H.G. Wells)
1899 Individualized Clothing Manufacture - clothes just for you (from When the Sleeper Wakes by H.G. Wells)
1899 Electric-Automatic Housemaid Robot (Automaton) - a robotic helper (from Ely's Automatic Housemaid by Elizabeth Bellamy)
1899 Automatic Door - like a roll top desk (from When the Sleeper Wakes by H.G. Wells)
1899 Babble Machine - you know (from When the Sleeper Wakes by H.G. Wells)
1899 DVD/VCR (Entertainment Player) (from When the Sleeper Wakes by H.G. Wells)
1899 Moving Picture Player - like a video iPod (from When the Sleeper Wakes by H.G. Wells)
1899 Town In One Building - like an arcology (from When the Sleeper Wakes by H.G. Wells)
1899 Electric-Automatic Household Robot Cook (from Ely's Automatic Housemaid by Elizabeth Bellamy)
1900 Aerocar - first use of idea? (from The Abduction of Alexandra Seine by Fred C. Smale)
1901 Translatophone (from My Translatophone by Frank Stockton)
1901 Cavorite - antigravity metal (from The First Men in the Moon by H.G. Wells)
1901 Breathing Dresses (from A Honeymoon In Space by George Griffith)
1903 Joystick Controls w/Remote Display (from The Land Ironclads by H.G. Wells)
1904 The Terror (from Master of the World by Jules Verne)
1907 Neutral (Point) (from On The Martian Way by Harry Gore Bishop)
1907 Tik-Tok (from Ozma of Oz by L. Frank Baum)
1907 Gravitation Screen (from On The Martian Way by Harry Gore Bishop)
1907 Interplanetary Radiograph Station (from On The Martian Way by Harry Gore Bishop)
1908 Etheroneph (from Red Star by Aleksandr Bogdanov)
1908 Minus-Matter (from Red Star by Aleksandr Bogdanov)
1909 Telemedicine Apparatus - first known reference (from The Machine Stops by E.M. Forster)
1909 Breed Humans For Machines (from The Machine Stops by E.M. Forster)
1909 Cinematophote (Blue Optic Plate) - first reference to television (from The Machine Stops by E.M. Forster)
1909 The Book of the Machine (from The Machine Stops by E.M. Forster)
1909 Video Communicator (from The Machine Stops by E.M. Forster)
1909 The Machine - supplies every need (from The Machine Stops by E.M. Forster)
1909 Machine Apartment (from The Machine Stops by E.M. Forster)
1910 Automaton Chessplayer - the first chess-playing computer (from Moxon's Master by Ambrose Bierce)
1911 Steelonium - very early reference (from Ralph 124c 41 + by Hugo Gernsback)
1911 Language Rectifier early reference to machine translation (from Ralph 124c 41 + by Hugo Gernsback)
1911 Actinoscope (from Ralph 124c 41 + by Hugo Gernsback)
1911 Demagnitizing Ray (from The Lord of Labour by George Griffith)
1911 Detectophone - machine translation of language (from Ralph 124c 41 + by Hugo Gernsback)
1911 Space-Sick (from Ralph 124c 41 + by Hugo Gernsback)
1911 Telephot - early videophone (from Ralph 124c 41 + by Hugo Gernsback)
1911 Telautograph (from Ralph 124c 41 + by Hugo Gernsback)
1911 Tele-Motor-Coasters - power skates (from Ralph 124c 41 + by Hugo Gernsback)
1911 Personalized News (from Ralph 124c 41 + by Hugo Gernsback)
1911 Sub-Atlantic Tube - undersea tunnel (from Ralph 124c 41 + by Hugo Gernsback)
1911 Hypnobioscope - learn while you sleep (from Ralph 124c 41 + by Hugo Gernsback)
1911 Electric Rifle - Tom Swift's weapon of choice (from Tom Swift and His Electric Rifle by Victor Appleton)
1912 Automated Restaurant - food from robots (from A Princess of Mars by Edgar Rice Burroughs)
1914 Sunray Tank (from Warlord of Mars by Edgar Rice Burroughs)
1914 Radioactive Ruin - first reference (from The World Set Free by H.G. Wells)
1914 Atomic Bomb - very early reference (from The World Set Free by H.G. Wells)
1914 Sustained Atomic Reaction (from The World Set Free by H.G. Wells)
1914 Artificial Food (from The World Set Free by H.G. Wells)
1915 Food Tablet - a pill for dinner (from John Jone's Dollar by H.S. Keeler)
1918 Magnetic Elevator - no watches allowed (from The Gods of Mars by Edgar Rice Burroughs)
1918 Photophone (from The Planeteer by Michael Flynn)
1920 Living Metal Cubes (from The Metal Monster by Abraham Merritt)
1920 Robot - the origin of the term (from R.U.R. by Karel Capek)
1920 Spinning Mill for Veins (Artificial Organs) (from R.U.R. by Karel Capek)
1921 Phonographic Locks (from A Journey to the Year 2025 by Clement Fezandie)
1922 Membrane (from We by Yevgeny Zamyatin)
1923 Wireless Access Point (from Men Like Gods by H.G. Wells)
1923 Acoustic Apparatus (Osophone) - original patent filing (from Acoustic Apparatus by Hugo Gernsback)
1923 Parallel Universe (from Men Like Gods by H.G. Wells)
1923 Networked Telephone Answering Machine (from Men Like Gods by H.G. Wells)
1925 Quadraturin (from Quadraturin by Sigizmund Krzhizhanowsky)
1925 Blaster - a deadly energy weapon. (from When the Green Star Waned by Nictzin Dyalhis)
1926 Artificial Brain (from The Metal Giants by Edmond Hamilton)
1926 Artificial Life (from Across Space by Edmond Hamilton)
1926 Computer Vision (Artificial Eye) (from The Metal Giants by Edmond Hamilton)
1926 Blue Ray of Death (from Across Space by Edmond Hamilton)
1926 Gyro-Hat (from An Experiment in Gyro-Hats by Ellis Parker Butler)
1927 Paralyzing Cone (from The Atomic Conquerors by Edmond Hamilton)
1927 Cold Ray (from The Atomic Conquerors by Edmond Hamilton)
1928 Space Buoy (from Crashing Suns by Edmond Hamilton)
1928 Death-Beam (from Crashing Suns by Edmond Hamilton)
1928 Meteor-Sweeps (from Crashing Suns by Edmond Hamilton)
1928 Hall of the Council (from Crashing Suns by Edmond Hamilton)
1928 Rocket Gun (from Armageddon: 2419 A.D. by Philip Frances Nowlan)
1928 Airlock (from Skylark of Space by E.E. 'Doc' Smith)
1928 Electric Diaper (from The Psychophonic Nurse by David H. Keller)
1928 Psychophonic Nurse - a nanny robot (from The Psychophonic Nurse by David H. Keller)
1928 Gravity-Screen (from Crashing Suns by Edmond Hamilton)
1928 Raytron Apparatus - aerial surveillance (from Beyond the Stars by Ray Cummings)
1928 Private Space Cruiser (from Crashing Suns by Edmond Hamilton)
1928 Vibration-Propelled Cruiser - waves in spacetime (from Crashing Suns by Edmond Hamilton)
1928 Attractive Ray - first use of idea? (from Crashing Suns by Edmond Hamilton)
1928 Pressure-Suit (from Skylark of Space by E.E. 'Doc' Smith)
1928 Hyper-space (from The Invisible Bubble by Kirk Meadowcroft)
1928 Steering a Star - driving a sun (from Crashing Suns by Edmond Hamilton)
1928 Ultron Wire (from Armageddon: 2419 A.D. by Philip Frances Nowlan)
1928 Needle Pipe - needle gun (from Beyond the Stars by Ray Cummings)
1928 Flying Harness (from Skylark of Space by E.E. 'Doc' Smith)
1928 De-atomizing Ray - a disintegration beam (from Crashing Suns by Edmond Hamilton)
1928 Ultrophone - FTL communication (from Armageddon: 2419 A.D. by Philip Frances Nowlan)
1928 Inertron - light but strong (from Armageddon: 2419 A.D. by Philip Frances Nowlan)
1928 Anti-Gravity Belt (from Armageddon: 2419 A.D. by Philip Frances Nowlan)
1928 Telestereo - earliest reference to holograms? (from Crashing Suns by Edmond Hamilton)
1928 Repellor Anti-Gravity Rays (from Armageddon: 2419 A.D. by Philip Frances Nowlan)
1928 Viewplate (from Armageddon: 2419 A.D. by Philip Frances Nowlan)
1928 Grantline Comptometer - long before Mathematica (from Beyond the Stars by Ray Cummings)
1928 Ultraphone Ear-Disc - no need for Bluetooth (from Armageddon: 2419 A.D. by Philip Frances Nowlan)
1928 Floater (from Armageddon: 2419 A.D. by Philip Frances Nowlan)
1928 Chest Disc - speak clearly (from Armageddon: 2419 A.D. by Philip Frances Nowlan)
1928 Concentro (from Armageddon: 2419 A.D. by Philip Frances Nowlan)
1928 Meteorometer - meteors ahead! (from Crashing Suns by Edmond Hamilton)
1928 Pain Ray - pain by nerve induction. (from Crashing Suns by Edmond Hamilton)
1928 Telechart - the one indispensable aid (from Crashing Suns by Edmond Hamilton)
1928 Heat Transmitter - warmth to outer planets (from Crashing Suns by Edmond Hamilton)
1928 Synthetic Babies (from A Biological Experiment by David H. Keller)
1928 Psycho-Phone (from A Biological Experiment by David H. Keller)
1928 Auto-Car (from The Revolt of the Pedestrians by David H. Keller)
1928 Space-Lanes - like the space-ways (from Crashing Suns by Edmond Hamilton)
1928 Ultron (from Armageddon: 2419 A.D. by Philip Frances Nowlan)
1928 Disintegrator Ray (Dis Ray) (from Armageddon: 2419 A.D. by Philip Frances Nowlan)
1928 Jumper - float free (from Armageddon: 2419 A.D. by Philip Frances Nowlan)
1929 Electric Kitchen - cooks freed from gravity (from The Shot Into Infinity by Otto Willi Gail)
1929 Ships Propelled By Light Pressure (from The Comet Doom by Edmond Hamilton)
1929 Brain Placed In Metal Body (from The Comet Doom by Edmond Hamilton)
1929 Pneumatic Suit (from The Shot Into Infinity by Otto Willi Gail)
1929 Spacesuit Testing (from The Shot Into Infinity by Otto Willi Gail)
1929 Vibration Machine (from The Comet Doom by Edmond Hamilton)
1929 O-220 (from Tarzan at the Eath's Core by Edgar Rice Burroughs)
1929 Harbenite (from Tarzan at the Eath's Core by Edgar Rice Burroughs)
1929 Space Travel (from A Baby on Neptune by Clare Winger Harris (w/MJ Breuer))
1929 Life Chamber (from The Chamber of Life by G. Peyton Wertenbaker)
1929 Human Blood Chlorophyll (from The Murgatroyd Experiment by S.P. Meek)
1930 Artificial Transparent Element - see through it (from Last and First Men by Olaf Stapledon)
1930 Artificial Gravity - first mention (from Brigands of the Moon by Ray Cummings)
1930 Glassite (from Brigands of the Moon by Ray Cummings)
1930 Solar-Powered Aircraft (from The Black Star Passes by John W. Campbell)
1930 Tight-Beam - hard to find (from Skylark Three by E.E. 'Doc' Smith)
1930 Lux (from The Black Star Passes by John W. Campbell)
1930 Gyroscope Seats (from The Black Star Passes by John W. Campbell)
1930 Artificial Gravity System (from Last and First Men by Olaf Stapledon)
1930 Lunar Mining - moon mining camp (from Brigands of the Moon by Ray Cummings)
1930 Death Projector (from The Stolen Mind by M.L. Staley)
1930 Magnalloy (from The Cave of Horror by S.P. Meek)
1930 Helicops (from The Black Star Passes by John W. Campbell)
1930 Gravity Assist - very early use (from Brigands of the Moon by Ray Cummings)
1930 Moon Walk - presages Apollo (from Brigands of the Moon by Ray Cummings)
1930 Neutronium - how dense is it (from Skylark Three by E.E. 'Doc' Smith)
1930 Visiplate - early flat panel viewer (from Skylark Three by E.E. 'Doc' Smith)
1930 Spaceport (from The Birth of a New Republic by M. Breuer (w/J. Williamson))
1930 Shield (from Skylark Three by E.E. 'Doc' Smith)
1930 Vacuum Suit (from Skylark Three by E.E. 'Doc' Smith)
1930 Paralyzing Ray - early use (from Brigands of the Moon by Ray Cummings)
1930 Moon Dome - first reference (from Brigands of the Moon by Ray Cummings)
1930 Space Lock (from The Black Star Passes by John W. Campbell)
1930 Pencil Heat Ray - narrow beam (from Brigands of the Moon by Ray Cummings)
1930 The Cosmic Express (from The Cosmic Express by Jack Williamson)
1930 Matched-Frequency Separable Units (from Skylark Three by E.E. 'Doc' Smith)
1930 Ray Gun (from The Black Star Passes by John W. Campbell)
1930 Planets Made Habitable (from Last and First Men by Olaf Stapledon)
1930 Eavesdropping Ray - hears through walls (from Brigands of the Moon by Ray Cummings)
1930 Invisible Cloak -long before Harry Potter (from Brigands of the Moon by Ray Cummings)
1930 Vacuum Armor (from Skylark Three by E.E. 'Doc' Smith)
1930 Low-scale Detectors (from Brigands of the Moon by Ray Cummings)
1931 Astrogator (from The Conquest of Space by David Lasser)
1931 Pressor (Pressor Beam) - push not pull (from Space Hounds of IPC by E.E. 'Doc' Smith)
1931 Tractor Beam - pulling force at a distance (from Space Hounds of IPC by E.E. 'Doc' Smith)
1931 Deviatoscope (from The Emperor of the Stars by Nat Schachner (w. AL Zagat))
1931 Televisiophone (from Islands of Space by John W. Campbell)
1931 Annihilator Beam (from The Conquest of Gola by L.F. Stone)
1931 Disruptor Tube (Disruptor Ray) - pale beam of destruction (from The Emperor of the Stars by Nat Schachner (w. AL Zagat))
1931 Radio Meteor Detector (from Islands of Space by John W. Campbell)
1931 Protonite - for space exploration (from Twelve Hours To Live by Jack Williamson)
1931 Paralyzing Blast (from The Exile of Time by Ray Cummings)
1931 Robot Revolt (from The Exile of Time by Ray Cummings)
1931 Time-Telespectroscope. (from The Exile of Time by Ray Cummings)
1931 Robot Waiter (from The Death Cloud by Nat Schachner (w. AL Zagat))
1931 Robot Waiter (from The Death Cloud by Nat Schachner (w. AL Zagat))
1931 Normal Space (from Islands of Space by John W. Campbell)
1931 Magnetic Clamps (from Twelve Hours To Live by Jack Williamson)
1931 Pentavalent Nitrogen - most powerful chemical explosive. (from Space Hounds of IPC by E.E. 'Doc' Smith)
1931 Matter Transmitter - ride the beam (from The Conquest of Gola by L.F. Stone)
1931 Attractor - come hither and stay still (from The Conquest of Gola by L.F. Stone)
1931 Robot-Deranger (from The Exile of Time by Nat Schachner (w. AL Zagat))
1931 Object-Finder Beam (from The Conquest of Gola by L.F. Stone)
1931 Mechanical Thought Transformers (from The Conquest of Gola by L.F. Stone)
1931 Gravito-Statoscope (from The Emperor of the Stars by Nat Schachner (w. AL Zagat))
1931 Gravograph (from The Sargasso of Space by Edmond Hamilton)
1931 Dressing Machines (from The Revolt of the Machines by Nat Schachner (w. AL Zagat))
1931 Zero-Ray (from An Adventure in Futurity by Clark Ashton Smith)
1931 City of Space - rotating habitat (from The Prince of Space by Jack Williamson)
1931 Atmosphere Tester (from The Emperor of the Stars by Nat Schachner (w. AL Zagat))
1931 Transparent Spherical Ship (from The Emperor of the Stars by Nat Schachner (w. AL Zagat))
1931 Thought Screen (from The Emperor of the Stars by Nat Schachner (w. AL Zagat))
1931 Emergency Corrective Rockets (from The Emperor of the Stars by Nat Schachner (w. AL Zagat))
1931 Neutronic Dust (from Twelve Hours To Live by Jack Williamson)
1931 Suit-Phone (from The Sargasso of Space by Edmond Hamilton)
1931 Ultra-Light Vision System (from Space Hounds of IPC by E.E. 'Doc' Smith)
1931 Ownership of Machines (from The Revolt of the Machines by Nat Schachner (w. AL Zagat))
1931 Sargasso of Space (from The Sargasso of Space by Edmond Hamilton)
1931 Wreck-Pack (from The Sargasso of Space by Edmond Hamilton)
1931 Conveyor Ribbon (from Exiles of the Moon by Nat Schachner (w. AL Zagat))
1931 Energy Curtain Key (from Venus Mines, Incorporated by Nat Schachner (w. AL Zagat))
1931 Reaction-Motors (from Twelve Hours To Live by Jack Williamson)
1931 Propulsion Gun (from Venus Mines, Incorporated by Nat Schachner (w. AL Zagat))
1931 Artificial Atmosphere Machine (from Venus Mines, Incorporated by Nat Schachner (w. AL Zagat))
1931 Gravity Belt (from Venus Mines, Incorporated by Nat Schachner (w. AL Zagat))
1931 Disintegrator Plate Ray (from The Revolt of the Machines by Nat Schachner (w. AL Zagat))
1931 Jovium (from Venus Mines, Incorporated by Nat Schachner (w. AL Zagat))
1931 Argento-Platinoid Dispatch Box (from Venus Mines, Incorporated by Nat Schachner (w. AL Zagat))
1931 Pneumatic Tube Station (from Exiles of the Moon by Nat Schachner (w. AL Zagat))
1931 Force-Field - an energy barrier (from Islands of Space by John W. Campbell)
1931 Kundrenaline (from The Hands of Aten by H.G. Winter)
1931 Moon Run (from Exiles of the Moon by Nat Schachner (w. AL Zagat))
1931 Vision-Tube (from The Doom From Planet 4 by Jack Williamson)
1931 Recoil Pistol (from Exiles of the Moon by Nat Schachner (w. AL Zagat))
1931 Sensitive Robot Fingers (from The Exile of Time by Ray Cummings)
1931 Sodaluminum (from Exiles of the Moon by Nat Schachner (w. AL Zagat))
1931 Rocket Liner (from Exiles of the Moon by Nat Schachner (w. AL Zagat))
1931 Integral Calculator (from Exiles of the Moon by Nat Schachner (w. AL Zagat))
1931 Power Planet - power for Earth (from Power Planet by Murray Leinster)
1931 Televisor (from Exiles of the Moon by Nat Schachner (w. AL Zagat))
1931 Alpha Insert (from Exiles of the Moon by Nat Schachner (w. AL Zagat))
1931 Selective Electric Eye (from Exiles of the Moon by Nat Schachner (w. AL Zagat))
1931 Space Suit - early reference (from The Emperor of the Stars by Nat Schachner (w. AL Zagat))
1931 Food Factory (from Exiles of the Moon by Nat Schachner (w. AL Zagat))
1931 Communication Disk (from Exiles of the Moon by Nat Schachner (w. AL Zagat))
1931 Synthetic Food Factories (from The Revolt of the Machines by Nat Schachner (w. AL Zagat))
1931 Stationary Sidewalk (from Exiles of the Moon by Nat Schachner (w. AL Zagat))
1931 Tele-Audiovized Meeting (from Exiles of the Moon by Nat Schachner (w. AL Zagat))
1931 Death Bath (from The Revolt of the Machines by Nat Schachner (w. AL Zagat))
1931 Metal Monster (from The Doom From Planet 4 by Jack Williamson)
1931 Control Disk (from The Slave Ship From Space by A.R. Holmes)
1931 Ultra-Telescope Ray (from The Moon Weed by Harl Vincent)
1931 Telucid (from If The Sun Died by R.F. Starzl)
1931 Thought-receptor Vote-counting Machine (from If The Sun Died by R.F. Starzl)
1931 Vita-Light (from If The Sun Died by R.F. Starzl)
1931 Matter Annihilation Ray (from Twelve Hours To Live by Jack Williamson)
1931 Virtual Assembly (from If The Sun Died by R.F. Starzl)
1931 Free Fall (from Islands of Space by John W. Campbell)
1931 Evolution Machine (from The Man Who Evolved by Edmond Hamilton)
1931 Curtain (Force Barrier) (from Venus Mines, Incorporated by Nat Schachner (w. AL Zagat))
1931 Space-Liner - first use of phrase (from Twelve Hours To Live by Jack Williamson)
1931 Centipede-Machine (from Monsters of Mars by Edmond Hamilton)
1931 Dimensoscope - see into new dimensions (from The Fifth-Dimension Catapult by Murray Leinster)
1931 Master Machine (from The Revolt of the Machines by Nat Schachner (w. AL Zagat))
1931 Space-Helmet (from The Sargasso of Space by Edmond Hamilton)
1931 Space Helmet (from The Disc-Men of Jupiter by Manly Wade Wellman)
1931 Photoelectric Course Warning - aid to spaceship pilots (from Out Around Rigel by Robert H. Wilson)
1931 Helio-Beryllium (from Out Around Rigel by Robert H. Wilson)
1931 Teleradio Control (Hand Flash) (from Exiles of the Moon by Nat Schachner (w. AL Zagat))
1931 Thought Coil (Machine Intelligence) (from The Revolt of the Machines by Nat Schachner (w. AL Zagat))
1931 Groundling (from Exiles of the Moon by Nat Schachner (w. AL Zagat))
1931 Gate (from Through Purple Cloud by Jack Williamson)
1931 Faster-Than-Light - ftl (from Islands of Space by John W. Campbell)
1932 Artificial Womb - very early use of concept (from Brave New World by Aldous Huxley)
1932 Bokanovsky's Process (from Brave New World by Aldous Huxley)
1932 Hypnopædia (Sleep-Teaching) - learn while asleep (from Brave New World by Aldous Huxley)
1932 Centrifugal Bumble-Puppy (from Brave New World by Aldous Huxley)
1932 Space-Boat (from Revolt of the Star Men by Raymond Z. Gallun)
1932 Bone-Building Compounds (from A Conquest of Two Worlds by Edmond Hamilton)
1932 Rigid Metallic Clothing - almost an exoskeleton (from A Conquest of Two Worlds by Edmond Hamilton)
1932 Electro-Gun (from Pirates of the Gorm by Nat Schachner)
1932 Electro-Bullet (from Pirates of the Gorm by Nat Schachner)
1932 Conveyor (from Slaves of Mercury by Nat Schachner)
1932 Space Men - first use of this term (from Revolt of the Star Men by Raymond Z. Gallun)
1932 Search Beams (from Slaves of Mercury by Nat Schachner)
1932 Polarization Apparatus (from Slaves of Mercury by Nat Schachner)
1932 Weather Machine (from Slaves of Mercury by Nat Schachner)
1932 Asteroid Mining (Blasting) (from Asteroid of Gold by Clifford Simak)
1932 Wandering Worlds (from When Worlds Collide by Edwin Balmer (w/P. Wylie))
1932 Space Liner - first use of phrase (from Electronic Siege by John W. Campbell)
1932 Attraction Ray (from Pirates of the Gorm by Nat Schachner)
1932 Meteor Warning System - incoming meteor swarm detected (from A Conquest of Two Worlds by Edmond Hamilton)
1932 Alpha Plus (from Brave New World by Aldous Huxley)
1932 Sunward (from The Space Rover by Edwin K. Sloat)
1932 Magnet Grapnel (from The Space Rover by Edwin K. Sloat)
1932 Battle Sphere (from The Space Rover by Edwin K. Sloat)
1932 Space-Armor - armored protection (from Revolt of the Star Men by Raymond Z. Gallun)
1932 News-Dispenser (from After Armageddon by Francis Flagg)
1932 Space Freighter - for hauling big loads (from The Space Rover by Edwin K. Sloat)
1932 Diskoid (from Slaves of Mercury by Nat Schachner)
1932 Tele-Screen (from After Armageddon by Francis Flagg)
1932 Surta (from The Great Dome of Mercury by Leo Zagat)
1932 Ship's Magnetic Plates (Magnetic Mooring) (from Asteroid of Gold by Clifford Simak)
1932 Feelies (Feely) (from Brave New World by Aldous Huxley)
1932 Scent-Organ (from Brave New World by Aldous Huxley)
1932 Atomic Pistol (from Mutiny on Mercury by Clifford Simak)
1932 Electro-Magnet Anchor (from The Space Rover by Edwin K. Sloat)
1932 Smoke Jets (Air Leak Detection) (from The Great Dome of Mercury by Leo Zagat)
1932 Sun-Tube (from Slaves of Mercury by Nat Schachner)
1932 Quartzite (from The Great Dome of Mercury by Leo Zagat)
1932 Super-Photon (from Invaders From The Infinite by John W. Campbell)
1932 Negative Gravity Field (from 50th Century Revolt by A.G. Stangland)
1932 Pocket-Planet (from The Duel on the Asteroid by P. Schuyler Miller (w/D. McDermott))
1932 Water to Cushion Acceleration (from The Derelicts of Ganymede by John W. Campbell)
1932 Antigravity - first use (from The Vanguard of Neptune by J.M. Walsh)
1933 Synthetic Food (from Unto Us A Child Is Born by David H. Keller)
1933 Electric Machine Gun (Railgun) - electromagnetic acceleration (from The Battery of Hate by John W. Campbell)
1933 Granton Motor (from Into the Meteorite Orbit by Frank K. Kelly)
1933 Human Serial Number (from Unto Us A Child Is Born by David H. Keller)
1933 Vibra-Transmitter (Teleportation) (from Into the Meteorite Orbit by Frank K. Kelly)
1933 Gateway (from Wanderer of Infinity by Harl Vincent)
1933 Food Preparation Machine (from Unto Us A Child Is Born by David H. Keller)
1934 Invisibility Shield (from Triplanetary by E.E. 'Doc' Smith)
1934 Radio-Dirigible Torpedo (from Triplanetary by E.E. 'Doc' Smith)
1934 Spy Ray Goggles - see through walls (from Triplanetary by E.E. 'Doc' Smith)
1934 Cone of Battle - the ultimate weapon (from Triplanetary by E.E. 'Doc' Smith)
1934 Electric-Space-Strain Projector - wireless power transmission (from The Mightiest Machine by John W. Campbell)
1934 Artificial Planet - before the Death Star (from Triplanetary by E.E. 'Doc' Smith)
1934 Lewiston (from Triplanetary by E.E. 'Doc' Smith)
1934 Bergenholm Drive (from Triplanetary by E.E. 'Doc' Smith)
1934 Ingestible Communication Capsule - only in emergencies (from Triplanetary by E.E. 'Doc' Smith)
1934 Emergency Lifeboat - very early space rescue vehicle (from Triplanetary by E.E. 'Doc' Smith)
1934 Inertialess Drive (from Triplanetary by E.E. 'Doc' Smith)
1934 Synthetic Food Dispenser - before the Jetsons (from Twilight by John W. Campbell)
1934 Lifeboat - early mention (from Triplanetary by E.E. 'Doc' Smith)
1934 Visiphone (from Triplanetary by E.E. 'Doc' Smith)
1934 Credit - first use (from The Mightiest Machine by John W. Campbell)
1934 Mother Ship - first use of expression (from Triplanetary by E.E. 'Doc' Smith)
1934 Machine City (from Twilight by John W. Campbell)
1934 Platinum Alloy Disc - first CD or DVD? (from Triplanetary by E.E. 'Doc' Smith)
1934 Homorium (from The Last Men by Frank Belknap Long, Jr.)
1934 Planetary Propulsion-Blasts - moving a planet (from Thundering Worlds by Edmond Hamilton)
1934 Deep-Space - my dwelling place (from Triplanetary by E.E. 'Doc' Smith)
1934 Darkness Bomb - infra-infra-infra fluorescence! (from The Mightiest Machine by John W. Campbell)
1934 Vibrowriter - automatic transcription (from The Lost Language by David H. Keller)
1934 3D Tank Display (from Triplanetary by E.E. 'Doc' Smith)
1934 Sound-Transposing Machine (from The Lost Language by David H. Keller)
1934 Ultrawave - FTL communication (from Triplanetary by E.E. 'Doc' Smith)
1934 Liquid Mirror Telescope on Mars - alien LMT (from Old Faithful by Raymond Z. Gallun)
1934 Moving a Planet - early use of idea (from Triplanetary by E.E. 'Doc' Smith)
1934 Flying Wing - Northrup's all-metal dream (from Triplanetary by E.E. 'Doc' Smith)
1934 Protective Shield - personal force field (from Triplanetary by E.E. 'Doc' Smith)
1934 Acceleration-tank - very early reference (from Triplanetary by E.E. 'Doc' Smith)
1934 Standish - a mean beam of energy (from Triplanetary by E.E. 'Doc' Smith)
1934 Ether-Wall - an invisibility field. (from Triplanetary by E.E. 'Doc' Smith)
1934 Ablative Heat (Reentry) Shield - very early reference (from Triplanetary by E.E. 'Doc' Smith)
1935 Driverless Car (from The Living Machine by David H. Keller)
1935 Machine (Thinking Machine) - very early description of an intelligent computer (from The Machine by John W. Campbell)
1935 Automatic Toll Payment (from The Living Machine by David H. Keller)
1935 Driverless Taxi (from The Living Machine by David H. Keller)
1935 Automatic Air Mail Plane (from The Living Machine by David H. Keller)
1935 Transkin (from Parasite Planet by Stanley G. Weinbaum)
1935 Floater (Vehicle) (from The Machine by John W. Campbell)
1935 Thermlectrium (from Blindness by John W. Campbell)
1935 Thermide (from Parasite Planet by Stanley G. Weinbaum)
1935 Xixtline (from Parasite Planet by Stanley G. Weinbaum)
1935 Flame-Pistol (from Parasite Planet by Stanley G. Weinbaum)
1935 Mudshoes (from Parasite Planet by Stanley G. Weinbaum)
1936 Indoor Weighted Belt (from Blood of the Moon by Ray Cummings)
1936 Transparent Flat Panel Display - early flat panel (from The Shape of Things To Come by H.G. Wells)
1936 Wireless Wrist Intercom - like a cell phone (from The Shape of Things To Come by H.G. Wells)
1936 Zed-Ray (from Blood of the Moon by Ray Cummings)
1936 Tubular Field of Force (from The Cometeers by Jack Williamson)
1936 Gravity Detector (from The Cometeers by Jack Williamson)
1936 Giant Flat Panel Display (from The Shape of Things To Come by H.G. Wells)
1936 Android (from The Cometeers by Jack Williamson)
1936 Automated Search For Habitable Planets (from Cosmic Quest by Edmond Hamilton)
1936 Telespectroscope (from Cosmic Quest by Edmond Hamilton)
1936 Dimension Shifting Apparatus (from Cosmic Quest by Edmond Hamilton)
1936 Volplane (from Blood of the Moon by Ray Cummings)
1936 Scarab Robot Flying Insect - tiny robotic insect (from The Scarab by Raymond Z. Gallun)
1936 Electronized Gravity Plate - artificial gravity (from Blood of the Moon by Ray Cummings)
1936 Emergency Repulsion (Repulsive Ray) (from Blood of the Moon by Ray Cummings)
1936 Desktop Flat Panel Intercom (from The Shape of Things To Come by H.G. Wells)
1936 Protective Energy Halo (from The Scarab by Raymond Z. Gallun)
1936 Electro-Telescope (from Blood of the Moon by Ray Cummings)
1936 Paralyzing Ray (Bolar Current) (from Blood of the Moon by Ray Cummings)
1936 Space Warp - first use of this idea (from The Cometeers by Jack Williamson)
1936 Radiation Shield (from The Ultimate Weapon by John W. Campbell)
1936 Shoggoths (from At the Mountains of Madness by H.P. Lovecraft)
1936 Starways (from Blood of the Moon by Ray Cummings)
1936 Wire Gun (from Shadow Gold by Ray Cummings)
1936 Geodynes - pushing against the fabric of space (from The Cometeers by Jack Williamson)
1936 Planetary Engineering (from The Cometeers by Jack Williamson)
1936 Vision Tubes (from The Scarab by Raymond Z. Gallun)
1936 Cartograph - a GPS-like trip readout (from The Cometeers by Jack Williamson)
1936 Probability Time Wave Tube (from Elimination by John W. Campbell)
1936 Audiphone (from Blood of the Moon by Ray Cummings)
1936 Photoelectric Telescope (Photoelectric Eyes) - astronomical pictures produced automatically (from The Cometeers by Jack Williamson)
1936 Atom Compactor (Metal Earthworm) (from Death Dives Deep by Paul Ernst)
1936 Dark Vapor Bubble (from Man-Jewels for Xothar by H.G. Wells)
1936 Beckerley Electrical Field (from Smothered Seas by R.M. Farley (w/SG Weinbaum))
1936 Vitrisheen (from Moon Crystals by J. Harvey Haggard)
1936 Luxobe Crystals (from Moon Crystals by J. Harvey Haggard)
1936 Needle Beam Gat (from Moon Crystals by J. Harvey Haggard)
1936 Robot With Human's Brain (from Revenge of the Robot by Otis Adelbert Kline)
1937 Vibration Screen - keep spy beams out! (from The Shining One by Nat Schachner)
1937 X Gun (X-Beam Projector) - see inside a planetoid (from Diamond Planetoid by Gordon A. Giles)
1937 Subphoton Search Ray - see through walls (from The Shining One by Nat Schachner)
1937 Multiple Sample Voice - sound mixing 30's style (from The Shining One by Nat Schachner)
1937 Concentrated Light - predicts the laser (from The Shining One by Nat Schachner)
1937 Sono-Induction Coils - buried speaker technology (from The Shining One by Nat Schachner)
1937 Blast Rifle (from Exiles of the Stratosphere by Frank Belknap Long, Jr.)
1937 Etherometer - check the ether for gravity waves (from Spawn of the Red Giants by Frank Belknap Long, Jr.)
1937 Reaction Pistol - zero gee maneuvering (from Diamond Planetoid by Gordon A. Giles)
1937 Drop Shaft (Neutralization of Inertia) - watch that first step (from Galactic Patrol by E.E. 'Doc' Smith)
1937 Gravity Neutralizing Disks (from Fessenden's Worlds by Edmond Hamilton)
1937 Spectroscopic Robot Converter - see the composition of planetoids (from Diamond Planetoid by Gordon A. Giles)
1937 Heat Generating Magnetic Disks - red giants at work (from Spawn of the Red Giants by Frank Belknap Long, Jr.)
1937 Automatic Reversed Memory - EEG in reverse (from Brain Control by Dave Cummins)
1937 Groundcar (or Ground Car) - the old-fashioned present (from Galactic Patrol by E.E. 'Doc' Smith)
1937 Proton Pistol (Proton Beam) - beams of fury (from A Menace in Miniature by Raymond Z. Gallun)
1937 Designed Bacteria - purposive genetic modification (from Seeds of Dusk by Raymond Z. Gallun)
1937 Ultra-microrobot - small as an insect (from A Menace in Miniature by Raymond Z. Gallun)
1937 Artificial eye - first use of this idea? (from Galactic Patrol by E.E. 'Doc' Smith)
1937 Miniature Universe (from Fessenden's Worlds by Edmond Hamilton)
1937 Ultra-Communicator (from Galactic Patrol by E.E. 'Doc' Smith)
1937 Artificial Planet (from Star Maker by Olaf Stapledon)
1937 Gold-Fish-Bowl World (from Star Maker by Olaf Stapledon)
1937 Near-Space Solar Energy Collectors (from Star Maker by Olaf Stapledon)
1938 Air-o-Stat (from Satellite Five by Arthur K. Barnes)
1938 Helen O'Loy - or Helen of Alloys (from Helen O'Loy by Lester del Rey)
1938 Field-Projector (from Easy Money by Edmond Hamilton)
1938 Control Helmet (from Easy Money by Edmond Hamilton)
1938 Robot Emotions - mech feelings (from Helen O'Loy by Lester del Rey)
1938 Psychoprobe - head examined (from Satellite Five by Arthur K. Barnes)
1938 Selective Television - wrap TV around the world (from The Challenge of Atlantis by Arthur J. Burks)
1938 Surface Car (from Satellite Five by Arthur K. Barnes)
1938 Pneumatic Bumpers (from The Brain Pirates by John W. Campbell)
1938 Atomic-Powered Lifting Suits (from The Brain Pirates by John W. Campbell)
1938 Paralysis Ray - very early use (from Satellite Five by Arthur K. Barnes)
1938 Invisible Watchmen (from Murder in the Void by Edmond Hamilton)
1938 Visi-Screen - future display (from Satellite Five by Arthur K. Barnes)
1938 Brain-Case (from Murder in the Void by Edmond Hamilton)
1938 Gogglelike Televisors (from The Robot and the Lady by Manly Wade Wellman)
1938 Robot Cook - tasty meals nightly (from Helen O'Loy by Lester del Rey)
1938 Psychode (from The Infinite Enemy by Jack Williamson)
1938 Reversal Coils (from The Infinite Enemy by Jack Williamson)
1938 Magnetic Flame Gun (from Roamer of the Stars by Clyde Wilson)
1938 Coronium Ore (from Roamer of the Stars by Clyde Wilson)
1938 Steel-Lined Space Boots (from Roamer of the Stars by Clyde Wilson)
1938 Mass Detector (Gravitator) (from Roamer of the Stars by Clyde Wilson)
1938 Artificial Eye Drone (from Glimpse by Manly Wade Wellman)
1938 Sub-Etheric (from Legion of Time by Jack Williamson)
1938 Air-Blanket (from Hollywood on the Moon by Henry Kuttner)
1938 Magnetic Shoes (from The Dual World by Arthur K. Barnes)
1938 Teleoperated Robot Surrogate - love via robot (from The Robot and the Lady by Manly Wade Wellman)
1938 Automatic Commercial Deletion - no more commercials (from Satellite Five by Arthur K. Barnes)
1938 Radium Salt - assassin's choice (from Murder in the Void by Edmond Hamilton)
1938 Space-Court (from Murder in the Void by Edmond Hamilton)
1938 Beam-Pistol (from Murder in the Void by Edmond Hamilton)
1938 Interplanetary Passport (from Murder in the Void by Edmond Hamilton)
1938 Hand-Rocket (from Murder in the Void by Edmond Hamilton)
1938 Preserved Brains (from Murder in the Void by Edmond Hamilton)
1938 Tiny Atomic-Power Drive Unit - compact power of the atom (from The Brain Pirates by John W. Campbell)
1938 Cosmic Teletype (from Cosmic Teletype by Carl Jacobi)
1938 Space-Tanned (from Murder in the Void by Edmond Hamilton)
1939 Move an Asteroid (from Misfit by Robert Heinlein)
1939 Movie Pill (from Ben Gleed, King of Speed by Don Wilcox)
1939 Moon Skis - ah the lunar powder (from Requiem by Robert Heinlein)
1939 Barber Helmet (from Ben Gleed, King of Speed by Don Wilcox)
1939 Neuronic Control Apparatus - put your experience in reverse (from Masson's Secret by Raymond Z. Gallun)
1939 Neuronic Receptor-Transmitter (from Masson's Secret by Raymond Z. Gallun)
1939 Permalloy (from Fugitives From Earth by Nelson S. Bond)
1939 Microsurgery Tool - first description (from Masson's Secret by Raymond Z. Gallun)
1939 Ballistic Calculator - trajectories between planets (from Misfit by Robert Heinlein)
1939 Inertia Tank (from Masson's Secret by Raymond Z. Gallun)
1939 Super-Weapon - first use of term (from Robot Nemesis by E.E. 'Doc' Smith)
1939 Shock Hammock (from Habit by Lester del Rey)
1939 Inertia Screen - next up, right angle turns (from Space Rating by John Berryman)
1939 Synthetic Spider Silk (from Misfit by Robert Heinlein)
1939 Durite (from Misfit by Robert Heinlein)
1939 Gravitic (from Question of Salvage by Malcom Jameson)
1939 Needle Gun (from The Empress of Mars by Ross Rocklynne)
1939 Space Marines (from Misfit by Robert Heinlein)
1939 Smoke Filter (from Misfit by Robert Heinlein)
1939 Vacuum Cylinder (from Wandl, The Invader by Ray Cummings)
1939 Rocket Racing (from Habit by Lester del Rey)
1939 Flame Pistol (from The Empress of Mars by Ross Rocklynne)
1939 Visual Pattern Recognition (from Rust by Joseph E. Kelleam)
1939 Metal Desk Car (from Ben Gleed, King of Speed by Don Wilcox)
1939 Radio-Facsimile Receiver (from Ben Gleed, King of Speed by Don Wilcox)
1939 Force-Screen - protective energy (from The Dweller in Outer Darkness by Frank Belknap Long, Jr.)
1939 Killer Robot - very early reference (from Rust by Joseph E. Kelleam)
1939 Electric Brain Stimulator (from Ben Gleed, King of Speed by Don Wilcox)
1939 Ultraset (Ultrawave Set) - fast comm (from Habit by Lester del Rey)
1939 Acceleration Hammock (from Pioneer - 1957 by Henry Gade)
1939 Solar-Powered Robot (from Rust by Joseph E. Kelleam)
1939 Torpoon (from Seed of the Arctic Ice by H.G. Winter)
1939 Mirror Grid Multiple-View Surveillance Panel (from Wandl, The Invader by Ray Cummings)
1939 Isolation Barrage (from Wandl, The Invader by Ray Cummings)
1939 Inflatable Roofed Valley - early inflatable reference (from Misfit by Robert Heinlein)
1939 Synthite Food - Artificially Flavored Solids (from Planet of Eternal Night by John W. Campbell)
1939 Chronovitameter - your birth and death revealed (from Lifeline by Robert Heinlein)
1939 Ultra-Vibrator (from Into Another Dimension by Maurice Duclos)
1939 Thermalite (from Planet of Eternal Night by John W. Campbell)
1940 Ferretscope - who's listening? (from If This Goes On... by Robert Heinlein)
1940 Barrier (Force Field) - force field fence (from Coventry by Robert Heinlein)
1940 Trumpaphone (from The Voyage That Lasted 600 Years by Don Wilcox)
1940 Mind-Shield - internal mind control (from Slan by A.E. van Vogt)
1940 Hyperbolic Solenoid - mag lock picker (from The Exhalted by L. Sprague de Camp)
1940 Synthetic Personality (from If This Goes On... by Robert Heinlein)
1940 Escape Port (from Hell Ship of Space by Frederic Arnold Kummer, Jr.)
1940 Tumblebug - a gyro-stabilized monocycle (from The Roads Must Roll by Robert Heinlein)
1940 Conversion Gun (from Hell Ship of Space by Frederic Arnold Kummer, Jr.)
1940 Space Shuttle (from Hell Ship of Space by Frederic Arnold Kummer, Jr.)
1940 Tectogenetic (from Crisis in Utopia by Norman L. Knight)
1940 Merry-Go-Round Life Suspension (Refrigerator Plant) (from The Voyage That Lasted 600 Years by Don Wilcox)
1940 Paralyzing Gun (from The Achilles Heel by Raymond Z. Gallun)
1940 Robbie - mechanical child companion (from Robbie by Isaac Asimov)
1940 Gravitational Disks (from Revolt on Io by Jack West)
1940 Atomic Automatic (from Revolt on Io by Jack West)
1940 Telechronometer (from Blowups Happen by Robert Heinlein)
1940 Steel Tortoise - the original ATV (from Coventry by Robert Heinlein)
1940 Talking Robot (from Robbie by Isaac Asimov)
1940 Sunpower Screen - photovoltaic cells power vehicle (from Coventry by Robert Heinlein)
1940 Multi-Generation Space Voyage (Generation Ship) (from The Voyage That Lasted 600 Years by Don Wilcox)
1940 Refreshing Chamber (from Coventry by Robert Heinlein)
1940 Air Blast - the first air dryer (from Coventry by Robert Heinlein)
1940 Knockdown Cabin - portable shelter (from Coventry by Robert Heinlein)
1940 Atomic Blast Weapon (from The Achilles Heel by Raymond Z. Gallun)
1940 Two-Wheeled Car (from The Roads Must Roll by Robert Heinlein)
1940 Gesturing Robot (from Robbie by Isaac Asimov)
1940 Rocket Cruiser (from The Worlds of Tomorrow by Manly Wade Wellman)
1940 Solid Power - it's super-valuable! (from Revolt on the Tenth World by Edmond Hamilton)
1940 Neutronium Slippers (from Revolt on the Tenth World by Edmond Hamilton)
1940 Paralysis Bomb (from If This Goes On... by Robert Heinlein)
1940 Pocket-Caller (from The Worlds of Tomorrow by Manly Wade Wellman)
1940 Silk-Metal (from The Worlds of Tomorrow by Manly Wade Wellman)
1940 Vibroblade - not messy (from If This Goes On... by Robert Heinlein)
1940 Hush-a-Phone - noise suppression for telephones (from The Roads Must Roll by Robert Heinlein)
1940 Radium-Action Lighter (from The Worlds of Tomorrow by Manly Wade Wellman)
1940 Sub-Space (from Sun Maker by Jack Williamson)
1940 Solar Reception Screen - photovoltaics in action (from The Roads Must Roll by Robert Heinlein)
1940 Rocket-Belt (from The Worlds of Tomorrow by Manly Wade Wellman)
1940 Atom-Shifter (from The Worlds of Tomorrow by Manly Wade Wellman)
1940 Atom-Gun (from Revolt on the Tenth World by Edmond Hamilton)
1940 Soft Speaker - focus sound like a spotlight (from The Exhalted by L. Sprague de Camp)
1940 Electro-Automatic Pistol (from The Worlds of Tomorrow by Manly Wade Wellman)
1940 Methuen Treatment - smart injection (from The Exhalted by L. Sprague de Camp)
1940 Rolling Road - public transport (from The Roads Must Roll by Robert Heinlein)
1940 Slow Glass Rod - light stopped (from The Exhalted by L. Sprague de Camp)
1940 Aircab - a flying taxi (from Farewell to the Master by Harry Bates)
1940 Tesseract House (from -And He Built A Crooked House by Robert Heinlein)
1940 Telelubricator - perfectly frictionless (from The Exhalted by L. Sprague de Camp)
1940 Iridium-Sponge Brain (from Adam Link's Vengeance by Eando Binder)
1940 Asbestos Sunshade (from The Achilles Heel by Raymond Z. Gallun)
1940 Robot Suicide - enough is enough (from Adam Link's Vengeance by Eando Binder)
1941 Talking Speedometer (from Biddiver by Theodore Sturgeon)
1941 Dewlog (from The Traitor by Karl von Rachen)
1941 Space Overalls - easier than space suits (from Lost Rocket by Manly Wade Wellman)
1941 Parking Orbit - take the gig down (from Methuselah's Children by Robert Heinlein)
1941 Roving Bomb - RC weaponry (from Lost Rocket by Manly Wade Wellman)
1941 Magnetized Boots - made for walking (from Lost Rocket by Manly Wade Wellman)
1941 Oxygen Freshener - breath of fresh air (from Lost Rocket by Manly Wade Wellman)
1941 Hypnotic injunction (from Methuselah's Children by Robert Heinlein)
1941 Sleep Surrogate - substitute for sleep (from Methuselah's Children by Robert Heinlein)
1941 Space Legs (from Methuselah's Children by Robert Heinlein)
1941 Howard Families (from Methuselah's Children by Robert Heinlein)
1941 Lunar Used Spacecraft Lot - low (gravity) prices (from Methuselah's Children by Robert Heinlein)
1941 Momentum Screen (from Completely Automatic by Theodore Sturgeon)
1941 Vanwinkling (from The Best-Laid Scheme by L. Sprague de Camp)
1941 Paralyzing Eye (from The Best-Laid Scheme by L. Sprague de Camp)
1941 Mind Control Genetically Modified Food - by little people (from Methuselah's Children by Robert Heinlein)
1941 Traffic Control Camera - automatic identification (from Methuselah's Children by Robert Heinlein)
1941 Disinto - a disintegrating ray (from Robot AL-76 Goes Astray by Isaac Asimov)
1941 Robopark - automated parking garage (from Methuselah's Children by Robert Heinlein)
1941 Thermatite (from Jurisdiction by Nat Schachner)
1941 Alterable License Number (from Methuselah's Children by Robert Heinlein)
1941 Antigrav Boots (from The Day We Celebrate by Nelson S. Bond)
1941 Metal Solvent Ray Thrower - also a reaction pistol (from Lost Rocket by Manly Wade Wellman)
1941 Asteroid Claim Law (from Jurisdiction by Nat Schachner)
1941 Flitter (from Vortex Blaster by E.E. 'Doc' Smith)
1941 Space Lawyer (Sky-Lawyer) - space laws (from Jurisdiction by Nat Schachner)
1941 Newsbox (News-Receptor) - better than Google news plus Tivo (from Methuselah's Children by Robert Heinlein)
1941 Psychophone (from The Mechanical Mice by Maurice A. Hugi)
1941 Weather Integrator - every day perfect (from Methuselah's Children by Robert Heinlein)
1941 Space Tanned (from Methuselah's Children by Robert Heinlein)
1941 Solar Energy Beam - ultimate in solar power production (from Masquerade by Clifford Simak)
1941 Energy Weapon (from Seesaw by A.E. van Vogt)
1941 Joy-boat Junior - a private space yacht (from Methuselah's Children by Robert Heinlein)
1941 Skycar (from Methuselah's Children by Robert Heinlein)
1941 Cold-Rest - reduced temperature somnolence (from Methuselah's Children by Robert Heinlein)
1941 Cold-Sleep - hibernation for humans (from Methuselah's Children by Robert Heinlein)
1941 Group Ego - a kind of group mind (from Methuselah's Children by Robert Heinlein)
1941 Astrogation (to Astrogate) - steer to the stars (from Methuselah's Children by Robert Heinlein)
1941 Positronic Brain - many connections (from Reason by Isaac Asimov)
1941 Solar Station (from Reason by Isaac Asimov)
1941 Camden Speedster - compare this to an SUV (from Methuselah's Children by Robert Heinlein)
1941 Automatic Speeding Fine (from Old Fireball by Nat Schachner)
1941 Blastick (from The Traitor by Karl von Rachen)
1941 Controlway (from Methuselah's Children by Robert Heinlein)
1941 Electrono-Mirror (from The Day We Celebrate by Nelson S. Bond)
1941 Charted Planetoid Mines (from The Day We Celebrate by Nelson S. Bond)
1941 Automated Hotel Reservation (from Methuselah's Children by Robert Heinlein)
1941 Space Placers - Roughing It in space (from The Day We Celebrate by Nelson S. Bond)
1941 'Chatterbox' News-Receptor (from Methuselah's Children by Robert Heinlein)
1941 Interplanetary Union Of Spacemen (from Old Fireball by Nat Schachner)
1941 Self-Lighting Cigarette (from Methuselah's Children by Robert Heinlein)
1941 Neoterics - genius on tap (from Microcosmic God by Theodore Sturgeon)
1941 Robot Mother - self-reproducing automaton (from The Mechanical Mice by Maurice A. Hugi)
1941 Instant Customized Clothing - mass customization (from Methuselah's Children by Robert Heinlein)
1941 Improve Memory (from Methuselah's Children by Robert Heinlein)
1941 Spacegram - solar system telegram (from Jurisdiction by Nat Schachner)
1941 A-Bomb (from Sixth Column by Anson MacDonald)
1941 Epileptigenic Ray (from Sixth Column by Anson MacDonald)
1941 Slidewalk - conveyor for people (from Sanity by Fritz Leiber)
1941 Orbital Mirror - sunlight when you want it (from Completely Automatic by Theodore Sturgeon)
1941 Pseudogravity (from Common Sense by Robert Heinlein)
1941 Fresher - refreshing chamber (from Methuselah's Children by Robert Heinlein)
1941 Bee Wing (from Slacker's Paradise by Malcom Jameson)
1941 Terraforming - remake a planet (from Collision Orbit by Jack Williamson)
1941 Golden Shuttles (Mechanical Mice) - tiny robots (from The Mechanical Mice by Maurice A. Hugi)
1942 Interplanetary Communications Center - sol system switchboard (from QRM - Interplanetary by George O. Smith)
1942 Sobriety Ray - instantly sober (from The Twonky by Lewis Padgett)
1942 Insosuit (from Runaround by Isaac Asimov)
1942 Directrix Z9M9Z (from Gray Lensman by E.E. 'Doc' Smith)
1942 Radiant Power Receptor - broadcast power receiver (from Waldo by Robert Heinlein)
1942 Waldo - the origin of telefactoring (from Waldo by Robert Heinlein)
1942 Slideway - moving sidewalk (from Beyond This Horizon by Robert Heinlein)
1942 Broomstick Speedster (from Waldo by Robert Heinlein)
1942 The Twonky - original robot (from The Twonky by Lewis Padgett)
1942 Vac Suit (from Child of the Sun by Leigh Brackett)
1942 Radiation Garment (from Waldo by Robert Heinlein)
1942 Three Laws of Robotics (Rules of Robotics) - the original robot laws (from Runaround by Isaac Asimov)
1942 Zero-G Ashtray (from Waldo by Robert Heinlein)
1942 Stasis Field (from Beyond This Horizon by Robert Heinlein)
1942 Wheelchair Space Station - home for the disabled in space (from Waldo by Robert Heinlein)
1942 Weight-Shoes (from The World With A Thousand Moons by Edmond Hamilton)
1942 Gravanol - good at high accelerations (from QRM - Interplanetary by George O. Smith)
1942 Thought-Screen - stop alien mind control (from Gray Lensman by E.E. 'Doc' Smith)
1942 Martian Sawgrass - air plant (from QRM - Interplanetary by George O. Smith)
1942 Black Coating - very early reference (from Gray Lensman by E.E. 'Doc' Smith)
1942 News Roundup - better than Tivo (from Beyond This Horizon by Robert Heinlein)
1942 Atomics (from Nerves by Lester del Rey)
1942 Venus Equilateral Relay Station (from QRM - Interplanetary by George O. Smith)
1942 Vestan Parasite (from The World With A Thousand Moons by Edmond Hamilton)
1942 Space Tug - tows a space barge (from Describe a Circle by Eric Frank Russell)
1942 Telaudiogram (from The World With A Thousand Moons by Edmond Hamilton)
1942 Meteorscope (from The World With A Thousand Moons by Edmond Hamilton)
1942 Groundhog (from Waldo by Robert Heinlein)
1942 Gravitation Paralysis (from The World With A Thousand Moons by Edmond Hamilton)
1942 Control Natural (from Beyond This Horizon by Robert Heinlein)
1942 Capillotomer (from Beyond This Horizon by Robert Heinlein)
1942 Electric Wall (from The World With A Thousand Moons by Edmond Hamilton)
1942 Wabbler - underwater robot (from The Wabbler by Murray Leinster)
1943 Micro Book (Microbook) - perfect for space travel (from One Way Trip by Anthony Boucher)
1943 Impervium - the way is shut (from Clash by Night by Lawrence O'Donnell)
1943 Rod of Wrath - a light sabreur (from Gather Darkness by Fritz Leiber)
1943 Meteor-Spotting Radar (from Recoil by George O. Smith)
1943 Pain Canopy (from Gather Darkness by Fritz Leiber)
1943 Usuform Robot - not a mechanical man (from Q.U.R. by Anthony Boucher)
1943 Usuform Robot Bartender - with tentacles (from Q.U.R. by Anthony Boucher)
1943 Verhaeren Factor - creative machines (from Robinc by Anthony Boucher)
1943 Robot Chef - a creative cook (from Robinc by Anthony Boucher)
1943 Robot Taste Buds (from Robinc by Anthony Boucher)
1943 Force Pencil (from Gather Darkness by Fritz Leiber)
1944 Suit-Radio - space suit comm (from Long Way by George O. Smith)
1944 Star Base (from Star Base X by R.M. Williams)
1944 Robot Lawn Mower - already here (from City by Clifford Simak)
1944 Robotic Arm - handy for robots (from City by Clifford Simak)
1944 Robot Voice (from Catch That Rabbit by Isaac Asimov)
1944 Battle Integrator - a moving solidograph (from The Bureaucrat by Malcom Jameson)
1944 Asteroid Mining Robot (from Catch That Rabbit by Isaac Asimov)
1944 Multiple Robot Team - a squad plus leader (from Catch That Rabbit by Isaac Asimov)
1944 Energy Screen (from Far Centaurus by A.E. van Vogt)
1944 Life Blanket (from Ogre by Clifford Simak)
1944 Eternity Drug (from Far Centaurus by A.E. van Vogt)
1944 Automatic Massager - robot masseuse (from Far Centaurus by A.E. van Vogt)
1944 Relations with Extraterrestrial Life - before the Prime Directive (from Ogre by Clifford Simak)
1945 Sleeve Communicator - before ST:TNG (from First Contact by Murray Leinster)
1945 Electronic Locator (from World of Null-A by A.E. van Vogt)
1945 Geosynchronous Satellite - invention of idea (from V2 for Ionospheric Research by Arthur C. Clarke)
1945 Plastic Constructor (3D Printer) (from Things Pass By by Murray Leinster)
1945 Videophone (from World of Null-A by A.E. van Vogt)
1945 Overdrive - it's FTL (from First Contact by Murray Leinster)
1945 Deflector (from The Ethical Equations by Murray Leinster)
1945 Vision Plate - early flat screen (from First Contact by Murray Leinster)
1945 Meteor Blasters - clear the spaceways (from First Contact by Murray Leinster)
1945 Games Machine (from World of Null-A by A.E. van Vogt)
1946 Logics - early home computer (from A Logic Named Joe by Murray Leinster)
1946 Carson Circuit - the secret of the Internet (from A Logic Named Joe by Murray Leinster)
1946 Gravity Port (from Shadow Over Venus by Frank Belknap Long, Jr.)
1946 Tanks - massive mass storage (from A Logic Named Joe by Murray Leinster)
1946 Star Travel (from Forgotten World by Edmond Hamilton)
1946 Mining Worm (Robot) - dig, robot, dig! (from Love Among The Robots by Emmett McDowell)
1946 Asteroid Mine - ore from space (from Love Among The Robots by Emmett McDowell)
1946 Logics Service (from A Logic Named Joe by Murray Leinster)
1946 Pocket Universe (from Pocket Universes by Murray Leinster)
1946 Plastic Igloo - with an airlock (from Love Among The Robots by Emmett McDowell)
1947 Planet-Smasher (from Propagandist by Murray Leinster)
1947 Hedgerly Effect (from Meddler's Moon by George O. Smith)
1947 Gravitic Generator (from Meddler's Moon by George O. Smith)
1947 Mechanical Funeral (from The Coffin by Ray Bradbury)
1947 Gyrocab - first use (from You Are Forbidden! by Jerry Shelton)
1947 Psychoscanner (from Propagandist by Murray Leinster)
1947 Ion Drive - weak but strong (from Equalizer by Jack Williamson)
1947 Wango Wave - sign of hyperspace (from Propagandist by Murray Leinster)
1947 Synchrophased Power Beams (from Propagandist by Murray Leinster)
1948 Gravity Centrifuge (from Space Cadet by Robert Heinlein)
1948 Learning-Cap - for thinking (from The Knowledge Machine by Edmond Hamilton)
1948 Precog (v) - I see you (from Police Operation by H. Beam Piper)
1948 Electro-Education (from The Knowledge Machine by Edmond Hamilton)
1948 Crimestop - no dangerous thoughts (from 1984 by George Orwell)
1948 Space Boots (Cat Feet) (from Space Cadet by Robert Heinlein)
1948 Memory Hole (from 1984 by George Orwell)
1948 Rewriting History (from 1984 by George Orwell)
1948 Atmospheric Braking (from Space Cadet by Robert Heinlein)
1948 Speakwrite - transcription of tyranny (from 1984 by George Orwell)
1948 Telescreen - Big Brother is watching (from 1984 by George Orwell)
1948 High-Frequency Oven - essence of the microwave (from Space Cadet by Robert Heinlein)
1948 Personal Rocket Jet (from Space Cadet by Robert Heinlein)
1948 Star Drive (from Genius by Poul Anderson)
1948 Moonbase (or Moon Base) - first reference (from 240,000 Miles Straight Up by L. Ron Hubbard)
1948 Brain Erasure (from The Knowledge Machine by Edmond Hamilton)
1948 Novel-Writing Machines (from 1984 by George Orwell)
1948 Space Ark - moving to another world (from Decision Illogical by N.B. Wilkinson)
1948 Solidograph-Projector - gives you that 3D image (from Police Operation by H. Beam Piper)
1948 Doublethink (from 1984 by George Orwell)
1948 Tag-Along Balloon - find the space station leak (from Gentlemen, Be Seated by Robert Heinlein)
1948 Moonquake-Proof Habitats - thanks to Robert Heinlein (from Gentlemen, Be Seated by Robert Heinlein)
1948 Solidograph - tiny 3D projection (from Police Operation by H. Beam Piper)
1948 Portable Telephone - early reference (from Space Cadet by Robert Heinlein)
1948 Microwavable Food - pre-packaged ready to heat-n-eat (from Space Cadet by Robert Heinlein)
1949 Gee (from Sacred Martian Pig by Margaret Saint Clair)
1949 Stationary Automatic Blaster (from Red Planet by Robert Heinlein)
1949 Skimmer (from Lost Ulysses by W.L. Bade)
1949 Mind-Parasite (from Agent of Vega by James Schmitz)
1949 Desert Cabbage (from Red Planet by Robert Heinlein)
1949 Metal Calculator Planet - the Burroughs planet (from Limiting Factor by Clifford Simak)
1949 Synthetigrav (from Agent of Vega by James Schmitz)
1949 Quizzer (from Agent of Vega by James Schmitz)
1949 'Fresher (from Gulf by Robert Heinlein)
1949 Telepath Transmitter (from Agent of Vega by James Schmitz)
1949 Visiglobe (from Agent of Vega by James Schmitz)
1949 Repulsor (from What Mad Universe by Frederic Brown)
1949 Emergency Treatment Tank (Chamber) (from Agent of Vega by James Schmitz)
1949 Vivo-Gel (from Agent of Vega by James Schmitz)
1949 Mind-Lock (from Agent of Vega by James Schmitz)
1949 Spacewarp Drive (from What Mad Universe by Frederic Brown)
1950 Yeast Steak (from The Evitable Conflict by Isaac Asimov)
1950 Gravity Drive (from Star Ship by Poul Anderson)
1950 Robotic Dishwasher (from The Martian Chronicles by Ray Bradbury)
1950 Helicab - first use (from Heli-Cab Hack by John Weston)
1950 Shuttle (from Stars are Styx by Theodore Sturgeon)
1950 Robot Mice - tiny cleaning machines (from The Martian Chronicles by Ray Bradbury)
1950 The Machines (from The Evitable Conflict by Isaac Asimov)
1950 Voice-Clock (from The Martian Chronicles by Ray Bradbury)
1950 Two-Wheeled Ground Car - gyro-stabilized (from First Lensman by E.E. 'Doc' Smith)
1950 Fontema (from First Lensman by E.E. 'Doc' Smith)
1950 Torch (from Farmer in the Sky by Robert Heinlein)
1950 Building With Lunar Materials (from The Moon is Hell by John W. Campbell)
1950 Automatic Light Switch (from The Man Who Sold The Moon by Robert Heinlein)
1950 Underpeople (from The Ballad of Lost C'Mell by Cordwainer Smith)
1950 Sand Ship (from The Martian Chronicles by Ray Bradbury)
1950 Hybrid Mass Driver - moon bound (from The Man Who Sold The Moon by Robert Heinlein)
1950 Space Platform (from The Morning of the Day They Did It by E.B. White)
1950 Stratovideo (Television Plane) - line-of-sight communication (from The Morning of the Day They Did It by E.B. White)
1950 Tractatruck (from The Moon is Hell by John W. Campbell)
1950 Culture Tank (from Needle by Hal Clement)
1950 Earthport (from The Ballad of Lost C'Mell by Cordwainer Smith)
1950 Computer-Controlled House (from The Martian Chronicles by Ray Bradbury)
1950 Syntho-Steak (from Farmer in the Sky by Robert Heinlein)
1950 Quickthaw (from Farmer in the Sky by Robert Heinlein)
1950 Diaheliper (from The Morning of the Day They Did It by E.B. White)
1950 Haberman (from Scanners Live in Vain by Cordwainer Smith)
1950 Tri-D (from The Morning of the Day They Did It by E.B. White)
1950 Mass-Conversion Ship (from Farmer in the Sky by Robert Heinlein)
1950 Nexialist (from Voyage of the Space Beagle by A.E. van Vogt)
1950 Anti-Tri-D Shot (from The Morning of the Day They Did It by E.B. White)
1951 Asteroid Homesteaders' School (from Asteroid of Fear by Raymond Z. Gallun)
1951 Butler-Valet Robot (from The Jester by William Tenn)
1951 Shuttle Ship - early Space Shuttle (from Between Planets by Robert Heinlein)
1951 Agricultural World (from Foundation by Isaac Asimov)
1951 Machine Test Scoring (from The Fun They Had by Isaac Asimov)
1951 Zag House (from First He Died (Time and Again) by Clifford Simak)
1951 Directional Ticket - the ticket guides you (from Foundation by Isaac Asimov)
1951 Telebook - words on a screen (from The Fun They Had by Isaac Asimov)
1951 Vibratory Mass Penetrator - not what you're thinking (from Rock Diver by Harry Harrison)
1951 Metal Foil Advertisement (from The Illustrated Man by Ray Bradbury)
1951 Polaron Beam (from Earthlight (Novella) by Arthur C. Clarke)
1951 Pocket Nucleo-Bulb - better than those LED flashlights (from Foundation by Isaac Asimov)
1951 Asteroid Garden (from Asteroid of Fear by Raymond Z. Gallun)
1951 Mechanical Teacher - one for all (from The Fun They Had by Isaac Asimov)
1951 Cold-Sleep - hibernation between the stars (from Between Planets by Robert Heinlein)
1951 Mentophone (from First He Died (Time and Again) by Clifford Simak)
1951 Ontogenetic Adaptation (from The End of the Line by James Schmitz)
1951 Self-Adjusting Furniture (from First He Died (Time and Again) by Clifford Simak)
1951 Dominator (from The End of the Line by James Schmitz)
1951 Dirt-Farming (from The End of the Line by James Schmitz)
1951 Trantor - planet city (from Foundation by Isaac Asimov)
1951 Helmet-Mounted Display Screen - display where you need it (from Rock Diver by Harry Harrison)
1951 Vat Meat (Albert) - live shawarma (from The End of the Line by James Schmitz)
1951 Surrogate Skin (from The Puppet Masters by Robert Heinlein)
1951 Winged Rocket Shuttle (from Between Planets by Robert Heinlein)
1951 Neutron Disruption Blaster (from The Complete Paratime by H. Beam Piper)
1951 Calculator Pad - grandfather of the pocket calculator (from Foundation by Isaac Asimov)
1951 Flying Saucer - alien spacecraft (from The Puppet Masters by Robert Heinlein)
1951 Personal Capsule - for your eyes only (from Foundation by Isaac Asimov)
1951 Audio Relay - personal RFID transceiver (from The Puppet Masters by Robert Heinlein)
1951 Robotic (from First He Died (Time and Again) by Clifford Simak)
1951 Robass - a robotic mule (from The Quest for Saint Aquin by Anthony Boucher)
1951 Static Field (from Foundation by Isaac Asimov)
1951 Teledar - 3D TV (from The Jester by William Tenn)
1951 Spy Beam (from Foundation by Isaac Asimov)
1951 Finger Watch - the original (from Key Decision by H.B. Fyfe)
1951 Psychohistory (from Foundation by Isaac Asimov)
1951 Plasto-Textile (from Foundation by Isaac Asimov)
1951 Ultrawave Relay (or Hyperwave Relay) - first use of FTL communication (from Foundation by Isaac Asimov)
1951 Neuronic Whip - it delivers pain (from The Stars, Like Dust by Isaac Asimov)
1951 Negative Molecular Motion (from The Universe Between by Alan E. Nourse)
1951 Robot Comedian - laughs at its own jokes (from The Jester by William Tenn)
1951 Force-Field Penknife - origin of the Lightsaber? (from Foundation by Isaac Asimov)
1951 Movable Slideway - it comes to you (from Between Planets by Robert Heinlein)
1951 Odorophonics - scent player (from The Illustrated Man by Ray Bradbury)
1951 Anti-Spying Device (from Foundation by Isaac Asimov)
1951 Selector Card (from The Puppet Masters by Robert Heinlein)
1951 Genetic Engineering (from Dragon's Island by Jack Williamson)
1951 Jump Through Hyperspace - is travel through hyperspace possible? (from Foundation by Isaac Asimov)
1951 Gravitic Repulsion Elevator - going up (from Foundation by Isaac Asimov)
1951 Happylife Home - visit to The Veldt (from The Illustrated Man by Ray Bradbury)
1951 Spinning Pressurized Drum (from Between Planets by Robert Heinlein)
1951 Atom-Driven Drill (from Asteroid of Fear by Raymond Z. Gallun)
1951 Airtight Tent (from Asteroid of Fear by Raymond Z. Gallun)
1951 Suction Mail Tube (from The Illustrated Man by Ray Bradbury)
1951 Personal Force-Shield - earliest mention? (from Foundation by Isaac Asimov)
1951 The Veldt - serengeti in the nursery (from The Illustrated Man by Ray Bradbury)
1951 Autocab (from Between Planets by Robert Heinlein)
1951 Martian Perambulator (from Between Planets by Robert Heinlein)
1951 Security Restraint Field (from Between Planets by Robert Heinlein)
1951 Vocalex Kitchen - auto eats (from The Jester by William Tenn)
1951 Guided Missile Control Station (from Between Planets by Robert Heinlein)
1951 Flavor-Fix Rheostat - perfect flavor every time (from The Jester by William Tenn)
1951 Molecule Matrix (from Between Planets by Robert Heinlein)
1951 Powered artificial exoskeleton (from Between Planets by Robert Heinlein)
1951 Nuclear Shears (from Foundation by Isaac Asimov)
1951 Half-Sphere Force Field - not an ordinary spherical force field (from Between Planets by Robert Heinlein)
1951 Microwire (from Between Planets by Robert Heinlein)
1951 Variable Modifier - snicker or belly laugh (from The Jester by William Tenn)
1951 Meson Filter - a robotic sense of humor (from The Jester by William Tenn)
1951 Self-Sealing Plastic (from Asteroid of Fear by Raymond Z. Gallun)
1951 Space Transfer Station (from Between Planets by Robert Heinlein)
1952 Hypnoteleset (from The Space Merchants by Frederik Pohl (w/CM Kornbluth))
1952 Psychic Probe (from Foundation and Empire by Isaac Asimov)
1952 Stun Pistol (from Foundation and Empire by Isaac Asimov)
1952 Recorded Books (from Foundation and Empire by Isaac Asimov)
1952 Pocket Projector (from Foundation and Empire by Isaac Asimov)
1952 Triple Airlock (from Uller Uprising by H. Beam Piper)
1952 Levitating Path (from A Sound of Thunder by Ray Bradbury)
1952 Water Bulb (from The Space Merchants by Frederik Pohl (w/CM Kornbluth))
1952 Automated Wake-Up Call - the hotel wakes you up (from The Kokod Warriors by Jack Vance)
1952 Tourist Rocket (from The Space Merchants by Frederik Pohl (w/CM Kornbluth))
1952 Flat Cat (from The Rolling Stones by Robert Heinlein)
1952 Plasticocoon (from The Space Merchants by Frederik Pohl (w/CM Kornbluth))
1952 Monoline - overland sailing (from Big Planet by Jack Vance)
1952 Water Bulb (from The Space Merchants by Frederik Pohl (w/CM Kornbluth))
1952 Mnemiphot (from The Kokod Warriors by Jack Vance)
1952 Kite-Copter Car (from The Kokod Warriors by Jack Vance)
1952 Robot Cab Driver - everybody's got problems (from A Present for Pat by Philip K. Dick)
1952 Lunocycle (Lunar Bicycle) - better than Bessie the mule (from The Rolling Stones by Robert Heinlein)
1952 Chlorella Plantation (from The Space Merchants by Frederik Pohl (w/CM Kornbluth))
1952 Ribbon World (from Foundation and Empire by Isaac Asimov)
1952 Spray-On Gloves (from Abercrombie Station by Jack Vance)
1952 Spray-On Clothing Web (from Abercrombie Station by Jack Vance)
1952 Personal Solar Plant (from Ring Around the Sun by Clifford Simak)
1952 Electronic Spy (from Ring Around the Sun by Clifford Simak)
1952 Gravital Unit (from Accidental Flight by W.F. Wallace)
1952 Chicken Little - vat-grown protein (from The Space Merchants by Frederik Pohl (w/CM Kornbluth))
1952 Medical Use for Weightlessness (from Accidental Flight by W.F. Wallace)
1952 Contragravity Suit (from Uller Uprising by H. Beam Piper)
1952 Flavor-Capsule (from Foundation and Empire by Isaac Asimov)
1952 Wall-Light (from Foundation and Empire by Isaac Asimov)
1952 Panatrope - mutation for survival (from Surface Tension by James Blish)
1952 Toaster (from Accidental Flight by W.F. Wallace)
1952 Solar-powered Prefab House (from Ring Around the Sun by Clifford Simak)
1952 Self-Repairing Robot (from Accidental Flight by W.F. Wallace)
1952 Magneslippers (from Accidental Flight by W.F. Wallace)
1952 Ullran Enunciator (from Uller Uprising by H. Beam Piper)
1952 Plastissue (from Accidental Flight by W.F. Wallace)
1952 Animal-tissue Culture Vat (from Uller Uprising by H. Beam Piper)
1952 Airjeep (from Uller Uprising by H. Beam Piper)
1952 Menslator - mental translation (from Troubled Star by George O. Smith)
1952 Soot-Extractor Nostril Plugs (Antisoot Plugs) - breathe easier (from The Space Merchants by Frederik Pohl (w/CM Kornbluth))
1952 Space Beacon - variable star will guide you (from Troubled Star by George O. Smith)
1952 Barytrine Field - planet moving (from Troubled Star by George O. Smith)
1952 Off-Planet (from Uller Uprising by H. Beam Piper)
1952 Retinal Projection - put the ad right on the eyeball (from The Space Merchants by Frederik Pohl (w/CM Kornbluth))
1952 Nuclear-Field Depressor (from Foundation and Empire by Isaac Asimov)
1952 Visi-Sonor - emotional brain multi-media (from Foundation and Empire by Isaac Asimov)
1952 Gas Giant - coined a phrase (from Solar Plexus by James Blish)
1952 Free Robot (from Robot Unwanted by Daniel Keyes)
1952 Compulsive Subsonics - ads dodge your cortex (from The Space Merchants by Frederik Pohl (w/CM Kornbluth))
1952 Airplane Window Ads - ads on clouds (from The Space Merchants by Frederik Pohl (w/CM Kornbluth))
1952 Tiny Nuclear Generator (from Foundation and Empire by Isaac Asimov)
1952 Automatic Pilot - a brief history (from The Space Merchants by Frederik Pohl (w/CM Kornbluth))
1952 Broomstick - move in space (from Islands in the Sky by Arthur C. Clarke)
1952 Coffiest - coffee plus (from The Space Merchants by Frederik Pohl (w/CM Kornbluth))
1952 Prism Window - better plane window (from The Space Merchants by Frederik Pohl (w/CM Kornbluth))
1952 Hilsch Vortex Tube - Maxwell's demon lives! (from The Space Merchants by Frederik Pohl (w/CM Kornbluth))
1953 Claws (Attack Robot) - screamers! (from Second Variety by Philip K. Dick)
1953 Artificially Pulsating Star (from The Cosmic Blinker by Eando Binder)
1953 Planoforming (from The Game of Rat and Dragon by Cordwainer Smith)
1953 Permanent Skywriting (from Soap Opera by Alan Nelson)
1953 Private Flyer (from Childhood's End by Arthur C. Clarke)
1953 The Shed - sf predecessor to the VAB (from Space Tug by Murray Leinster)
1953 Voice in the Ear (from Childhood's End by Arthur C. Clarke)
1953 Sunlight Blocker (from Childhood's End by Arthur C. Clarke)
1953 Inflatable Air Lock - very early reference (from Space Tug by Murray Leinster)
1953 Stardrive - not faster than light (from Childhood's End by Arthur C. Clarke)
1953 Magnetic-Soled Shoes - required for space walks (from Space Tug by Murray Leinster)
1953 Robot Pianist - robotic virtuoso (from Virtuoso by Herbert Goldstone)
1953 Lens Image (from Second Foundation by Isaac Asimov)
1953 Space Flight Simulator (from Space Tug by Murray Leinster)
1953 Merc-Pool (from Caves of Steel by Isaac Asimov)
1953 Air-Propelled Train - silent mass transit (from Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury)
1953 Green Bullet - carry your mentor with you (from Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury)
1953 Robot Door - stolid decision-maker (from Colony by Philip K. Dick)
1953 Space Wagon (from Space Tug by Murray Leinster)
1953 Brains (from The Cosmic Blinker by Eando Binder)
1953 Seashell Radio (Thimble Radios) - original walkman (or ear buds) (from Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury)
1953 Spot-Wavex Scrambler - personalized mass media (from Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury)
1953 Robot Psyche Tester - gestalting device (from Colony by Philip K. Dick)
1953 Gravity-Simulator Harness - maintain muscle and bone in space (from Space Tug by Murray Leinster)
1953 Yeast-Culture Vats (from Caves of Steel by Isaac Asimov)
1953 Salamander - it was a pleasure to burn (from Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury)
1953 Big Flue (from Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury)
1953 Pushpot (from Space Tug by Murray Leinster)
1953 R. Daneel Olivaw - I, robot (from Caves of Steel by Isaac Asimov)
1953 Mechanical Hound - a fireman's best friend (from Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury)
1953 Short-Wave Surgical Knife (from Boomerang by Eric Frank Russell)
1953 Worldcraft Bubble (from The Trouble With Bubbles by Philip K. Dick)
1953 Thigh Grips (from Space Tug by Murray Leinster)
1953 Sound Analysis (from Assignment in Eternity by Robert Heinlein)
1953 Speedtalk (from Assignment in Eternity by Robert Heinlein)
1953 Rolov (from Roll Our the Rolov! by Christopher Anvil)
1953 Robant (from The Impossible Planet by Philip K. Dick)
1953 Dressing Machine (from Roll Our the Rolov! by Christopher Anvil)
1953 Torchship - a tail of flame (from Sky Lift by Robert Heinlein)
1953 Transcriber - an automated transcriptionist (from Second Foundation by Isaac Asimov)
1953 Prime Radiant - the ultimate conference projector (from Second Foundation by Isaac Asimov)
1953 Planetary Globe (from Star of Wonder by Julian May)
1953 Sliver Gun (from The Unreliable Perfumist by Margaret Saint Clair)
1953 Morality Rating-Computer - spotting the deviant (from Assignment to Aldebaran by Kendall Foster Crossen)
1953 Voice-Activated Door - come in (from Assignment to Aldebaran by Kendall Foster Crossen)
1953 Planet Buster (from Assignment to Aldebaran by Kendall Foster Crossen)
1953 City Ship (from Star of Wonder by Julian May)
1953 Hypertracer (from Second Foundation by Isaac Asimov)
1953 Garbage Screen - chaff in space (from Space Tug by Murray Leinster)
1953 Vistascreen (from Assignment to Aldebaran by Kendall Foster Crossen)
1953 Electronic-Eyed Snake (from Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury)
1953 Self-Sufficient House (from Childhood's End by Arthur C. Clarke)
1953 Pinlight (from The Game of Rat and Dragon by Cordwainer Smith)
1953 Legislation Analyzer - torn from the headlines (from The Trouble With Bubbles by Philip K. Dick)
1953 Space Weakness (from Space Tug by Murray Leinster)
1953 Pocket Phone (or pocketphone) - invention of the cell phone (from Assignment in Eternity by Robert Heinlein)
1953 Control Screen (from Childhood's End by Arthur C. Clarke)
1953 Sideglance Robe (from The Trouble With Bubbles by Philip K. Dick)
1953 Parlor Wall (TV Parlor) - original big screen TV (from Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury)
1953 Ring Road - mag-lev old-style (from Starman Jones by Robert Heinlein)
1953 Zero-G Cups (from Space Tug by Murray Leinster)
1953 Spacecraft Ejection Seat (from Space Tug by Murray Leinster)
1953 Preserving Machine (from The Preserving Machine by Philip K. Dick)
1953 Automatic Ticket Machine - your ticket to the stars (from Second Foundation by Isaac Asimov)
1953 Machine Evolution (from Second Variety by Philip K. Dick)
1954 Repair Robots - helpful droids (from The Invincible by Stanislaw Lem)
1954 Radiant - just like RFID (from The Houses of Iszm by Jack Vance)
1954 Tri-Type Record - 3D reduced to two (from The Houses of Iszm by Jack Vance)
1954 Sentry Trees (from The Houses of Iszm by Jack Vance)
1954 Radiant Shield (from The Houses of Iszm by Jack Vance)
1954 Metal Insects (from The Invincible by Stanislaw Lem)
1954 Plastirobe - variations in opacity (from Sales Pitch by Philip K. Dick)
1954 Visual Ad (from Sales Pitch by Philip K. Dick)
1954 Commute Ship (from Sales Pitch by Philip K. Dick)
1954 Tanglefoot Field - non-lethal crowd control (from The Star Beast by Robert Heinlein)
1954 Mechanical Bride - woman or robot (from The Mechanical Bride by Fritz Leiber)
1954 Universal Dictionary - grandfather of the electronic dictionary (from The Star Beast by Robert Heinlein)
1954 Reading Plate - 50's style flat panel (from The Star Beast by Robert Heinlein)
1954 Truth Meter - a 50's lie detector (from The Star Beast by Robert Heinlein)
1954 Copter Harness (from The Star Beast by Robert Heinlein)
1954 Inorganic Evolution (from The Invincible by Stanislaw Lem)
1954 Nanomachine Swarm (Black Cloud) - tiny machines work together (from The Invincible by Stanislaw Lem)
1954 Prethink - seeing the future (from The Golden Man by Philip K. Dick)
1954 Sales Robot (Robot Salesman) - a robot makes the sales pitch (from Sales Pitch by Philip K. Dick)
1954 Retinal Vid-Screen - implanted news screen (from Sales Pitch by Philip K. Dick)
1954 Boat-Tree (from The Houses of Iszm by Jack Vance)
1954 House Trees - ultimate tree houses (from The Houses of Iszm by Jack Vance)
1954 Central Guide-Beam (from Shell Game by Philip K. Dick)
1954 Suit-Shield Fabric - protective mesh (from The Golden Man by Philip K. Dick)
1954 Lash-Tube (from The Golden Man by Philip K. Dick)
1954 Feeler-Planes - sensors for 3D models (from The Houses of Iszm by Jack Vance)
1954 Compassion Circuit (from Compassion Circuit by John Wyndham)
1954 Anti-Gerasone - drink and look younger (from Tomorrow and Tomorrow and Tomorrow by Kurt Vonnegut, Jr.)
1954 Mother-Scanner (from The Turning Wheel by Philip K. Dick)
1954 Synapsis-Coils (from Last of the Masters by Philip K. Dick)
1954 Gravity neutralizing paint (from Last of the Masters by Philip K. Dick)
1954 Sceneshifter (from Last of the Masters by Philip K. Dick)
1954 Mecho-Clothing (from Last of the Masters by Philip K. Dick)
1954 Mechanical Tune-Maker (from Last of the Masters by Philip K. Dick)
1954 Trace Web (from Souvenir by Philip K. Dick)
1954 Web (Data Network) - remarkable first use (from Souvenir by Philip K. Dick)
1954 Mnemonic Service (from Sucker Bait by Isaac Asimov)
1954 Human Quarter (from James P. Crow by Philip K. Dick)
1954 Relay - the total experience of mankind (from Souvenir by Philip K. Dick)
1954 Robot Farmer (from The Turning Wheel by Philip K. Dick)
1954 Robot Guard (from The Turning Wheel by Philip K. Dick)
1954 Spacelanes Traffic Jam (from Sales Pitch by Philip K. Dick)
1954 Dermal-Mist Spray (from Prominent Author by Philip K. Dick)
1954 Jiffi-scuttler (from Prominent Author by Philip K. Dick)
1954 Hopper (from Lucky Starr and the Oceans of Venus by Isaac Asimov)
1954 Airmakers (from The Big Rain by Poul Anderson)
1954 Space Capsule (from Space Capsule by E.R. James)
1954 Histo-Research - best possible evidence (from The Meddler by Philip K. Dick)
1954 TBR (Talk Between Robots) Circuit (from The Midas Plague by Frederik Pohl)
1954 The Dip (from The Meddler by Philip K. Dick)
1954 Pod-Chair (from The Houses of Iszm by Jack Vance)
1954 Shatter-Gun (from The Houses of Iszm by Jack Vance)
1954 Cephaloscope (from The Houses of Iszm by Jack Vance)
1954 One-Way Passage (from The Houses of Iszm by Jack Vance)
1954 Automatic Companion Robot - better than a puppy (from The Midas Plague by Frederik Pohl)
1954 Law Clerk Robot (from The Midas Plague by Frederik Pohl)
1954 Consumption Robots (from The Midas Plague by Frederik Pohl)
1954 Hypno-Motor Control (from Sales Pitch by Philip K. Dick)
1954 Self-Selling Robot (from Sales Pitch by Philip K. Dick)
1955 Hand Wave Control (from Solar Lottery by Philip K. Dick)
1955 Protine (from Solar Lottery by Philip K. Dick)
1955 Robot Taxi (from Solar Lottery by Philip K. Dick)
1955 Visual Report Screen (from Nanny by Philip K. Dick)
1955 Magnetic Grapple-Beams (from Solar Lottery by Philip K. Dick)
1955 Central City (Lunar Habitat) (from Earthlight by Arthur C. Clarke)
1955 Inflatable Lunar Resort (from Solar Lottery by Philip K. Dick)
1955 Stiletto Beam - mysterious beam in vacuum (from Earthlight by Arthur C. Clarke)
1955 Agile Recording Robot (from Solar Lottery by Philip K. Dick)
1955 Swibble - mind control machine (from Service Call by Philip K. Dick)
1955 Multivac (from Franchise by Isaac Asimov)
1955 Aircab (from Time Crime by H. Beam Piper)
1955 Unit Analyst Robot (from The Chromium Fence by Philip K. Dick)
1955 Dashboard TV (from The Chromium Fence by Philip K. Dick)
1955 Generation Ship (from Star Ship by E.C. Tubb)
1955 Grill-Screen Adaptor (from Foster, You're Dead by Philip K. Dick)
1955 Bore-Pellets (from Foster, You're Dead by Philip K. Dick)
1955 Simulacrum Window (from Tunnel in the Sky by Robert Heinlein)
1955 Autofac (Nanorobots) - a factory that can replicate itself (from Autofac by Philip K. Dick)
1955 Ramsbotham Gate - wormhole (from Tunnel in the Sky by Robert Heinlein)
1955 Neck-Phone (from The Chromium Fence by Philip K. Dick)
1955 Nanny Robot - child-care robot with punch (from Nanny by Philip K. Dick)
1955 Diabological Armory (from Diabologic by Eric Frank Russell)
1955 Lunar Monorail (from Earthlight by Arthur C. Clarke)
1955 Probe Screen Hood - block the penetration of the mind (from The Hood Maker ('Immunity') by Philip K. Dick)
1955 Guard Robot (from The Hood Maker ('Immunity') by Philip K. Dick)
1955 Scout-Base (from Diabologic by Eric Frank Russell)
1955 Artigraft (from Solar Lottery by Philip K. Dick)
1955 Monocab (from Earthlight by Arthur C. Clarke)
1955 Schrieber Analyzer (from Diabologic by Eric Frank Russell)
1955 Commute Disk (from The Chromium Fence by Philip K. Dick)
1955 Robot Gardener - gardening robot (from War Veteran by Philip K. Dick)
1955 Robot Surgeon-Hand - attached at the wrist (from War Veteran by Philip K. Dick)
1956 Post-Crime - you're still a criminal (from The Minority Report by Philip K. Dick)
1956 Disposal-Safe (from Exploration Team by Murray Leinster)
1956 Radioactive Coding for Checks (from The Door Into Summer by Robert Heinlein)
1956 Human Object Recognition - people making robotic life easier (from The Velvet Glove by Harry Harrison)
1956 Precog - see the future (from The Minority Report by Philip K. Dick)
1956 Living Advertising Character - meet Mr. Presto (from The Stars My Destination by Alfred Bester)
1956 Robot Bartender - early mention (from The Stars My Destination by Alfred Bester)
1956 Space-Beacon (from Exploration Team by Murray Leinster)
1956 Mutated Kodiak Bears (from Exploration Team by Murray Leinster)
1956 Landing-Grid (from Exploration Team by Murray Leinster)
1956 Solido (from Chance of a Lifetime by Milton Lesser)
1956 Juvenile - sneaks around (from The Man Who Japed by Philip K. Dick)
1956 Empath - first use (from Empath by J.T. McIntosh)
1956 Anti-Heptant (from To Live Forever by Jack Vance)
1956 Undercover Detective Robot - who am I? (from The Velvet Glove by Harry Harrison)
1956 Blue Collar Robot (from The Velvet Glove by Harry Harrison)
1956 Bendix Anxiety Reducer (from Bad Medicine by Robert Sheckley)
1956 Space-Boat (Rocket Boat) (from Exploration Team by Murray Leinster)
1956 Hush Corner - noise reduction (from Double Star by Robert Heinlein)
1956 Whisper Line (from The Stars My Destination by Alfred Bester)
1956 Eager Beaver - your friendly robot helper (from The Door Into Summer by Robert Heinlein)
1956 Robot Trash Collectors (from The Velvet Glove by Harry Harrison)
1956 Bug (from Brightside Crossing by Alan E. Nourse)
1956 Electrotruck (from The Corkscrew of Space by Poul Anderson)
1956 Teakettle - booster rocket (from Double Star by Robert Heinlein)
1956 Cider Press - acceleration made bearable (from Double Star by Robert Heinlein)
1956 Universal Checkbook - radioactive checking (from The Door Into Summer by Robert Heinlein)
1956 Vacutubes (from Double Star by Robert Heinlein)
1956 Virtual Immortality (from The City and the Stars by Arthur C. Clarke)
1956 Bounce Tube - pneumatic tube system for people (from Double Star by Robert Heinlein)
1956 Eetee (E.T - extraterrestrial) (from Double Star by Robert Heinlein)
1956 Dental Switchboard - tongue switching (from The Stars My Destination by Alfred Bester)
1956 PyrE - thought explosive (from The Stars My Destination by Alfred Bester)
1956 Analogue - devolution through chemistry (from The Stars My Destination by Alfred Bester)
1956 Sympathetic Block - psychological privacy (from The Stars My Destination by Alfred Bester)
1956 Refurbished Nervous System - rewired for speed (from The Stars My Destination by Alfred Bester)
1956 Maximum-security Booth - high security phone system (from Double Star by Robert Heinlein)
1956 Puddinged (from Pay for the Printer by Philip K. Dick)
1956 Internal Body Power Pack - AAAAAAAA size (from The Stars My Destination by Alfred Bester)
1956 Planet Rules (from Drop Dead by Clifford Simak)
1956 Fottengill Process (from Gypped by Lloyd Biggle, Jr.)
1956 Stasis (Cold Sleep, Hibernation) (from The Door Into Summer by Robert Heinlein)
1956 Floating Lunar Dust (from Dust Rag by Hal Clement)
1956 Mechanical Jokester (from Jokester by Isaac Asimov)
1956 Diaspar Memory - everyone gets a copy (from The City and the Stars by Arthur C. Clarke)
1956 Saga - very early virtual reality reference (from The City and the Stars by Arthur C. Clarke)
1956 Drafting Dan - born before CAD (from The Door Into Summer by Robert Heinlein)
1956 Hired Girl Robot - robotic floor maintenance (from The Door Into Summer by Robert Heinlein)
1956 Mechanotherapy (from Bad Medicine by Robert Sheckley)
1956 Sargasso Asteroid - scavenger planetoid (from The Stars My Destination by Alfred Bester)
1956 Jaunte Stage - a little space to teleport (from The Stars My Destination by Alfred Bester)
1956 Matter Organizer (from The City and the Stars by Arthur C. Clarke)
1956 Intelligent Trash Sorting (from The Velvet Glove by Harry Harrison)
1956 Planet-Busting Bomb - destroy a planet (from Testing by J.J. Ferrat)
1956 Regen-Buds (from The Velvet Glove by Harry Harrison)
1956 Precrime Analytical Wing - precogs babble, machines tabulate (from The Minority Report by Philip K. Dick)
1956 Window-Willie - robot help for dirty windows (from The Door Into Summer by Robert Heinlein)
1956 Central Computer (from The City and the Stars by Arthur C. Clarke)
1956 Alcoholic Reliever (from Bad Medicine by Robert Sheckley)
1956 Thorsen Memory Tube (from The Door Into Summer by Robert Heinlein)
1956 Biltong Life Form (from Pay for the Printer by Philip K. Dick)
1956 Robotic Hand (from The Door Into Summer by Robert Heinlein)
1956 Home Therapy Appliances, Inc. (from Bad Medicine by Robert Sheckley)
1956 Rex Regenerator (Mechanotherapist) - heavy duty therapy (from Bad Medicine by Robert Sheckley)
1956 Flexible Frank - the all-purpose household robot (from The Door Into Summer by Robert Heinlein)
1957 Police Detection Robot (from The Unreconstructed M by Philip K. Dick)
1957 The Machine (M) (from The Unreconstructed M by Philip K. Dick)
1957 Magnetic Control of Nebulae - by alien beings (from The Black Cloud by Fred Hoyle)
1957 Dirac Transmitter (also Tranceiver or Communicator) - instant communication (from Cities in Flight by James Blish)
1957 Teleoperated Lab Robot (from Cities in Flight by James Blish)
1957 Manshonyagger - fighting robot (from Mark Elf by Cordwainer Smith)
1957 Project X (from Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand)
1957 Peeper - unlock your inner dreams (from Shadow World by Clifford Simak)
1957 Gravity-Polarized Explosive (TDX) (from Cities in Flight by James Blish)
1957 Teleoperated Beetle Car (from Cities in Flight by James Blish)
1957 Crop Algae (from Cities in Flight by James Blish)
1957 Inter-Universal Messenger (from Cities in Flight by James Blish)
1957 Machine Surveillance - first mention of idea (from Cities in Flight by James Blish)
1957 Anti-agathic drugs (from Cities in Flight by James Blish)
1957 Toposcope (from Cities in Flight by James Blish)
1957 Accelerated Schooling (from Cities in Flight by James Blish)
1957 Space Armor (from Cities in Flight by James Blish)
1957 Roller (from Shadow World by Clifford Simak)
1957 Molecular Sieve (from Tales from the White Hart by Arthur C. Clarke)
1957 Spindizzy - pick up your town and go (from Cities in Flight by James Blish)
1957 Bats' Cave (from The Menace From Earth by Robert Heinlein)
1957 Brood Assembly - first self reproducing automata (from Cities in Flight by James Blish)
1957 Needle-Gun (from Lucky Starr and the Moons of Jupiter by Isaac Asimov)
1957 Proselytizing Robot (from Cities in Flight by James Blish)
1957 Tin Cabby (Flying Robotic Taxi) - mechacab (from Cities in Flight by James Blish)
1957 Fenton Silencer - early noise cancellation (from Tales from the White Hart by Arthur C. Clarke)
1957 Robot Situation Neurosis (from The Unreconstructed M by Philip K. Dick)
1957 City Fathers - AI with centuries of experience (from Cities in Flight by James Blish)
1957 Battle Tank Display (from Cities in Flight by James Blish)
1957 Bethé blasters (from Cities in Flight by James Blish)
1957 Gravity Well (from Life Cycle by Poul Anderson)
1957 Glass Bees - tiny automatons (from The Glass Bees by Ernst Junger)
1957 Machine Psychologist - computer psychiatrist (from Cities in Flight by James Blish)
1957 Storer-Gulls Wings - recreation for lunar colonists (from The Menace From Earth by Robert Heinlein)
1957 Eavesdropper - check if it's safe (from Cities in Flight by James Blish)
1957 Accelerated Schooling Helmet (from Cities in Flight by James Blish)
1957 Neural Door Lock (from The Unreconstructed M by Philip K. Dick)
1957 Death-Rattle (from The Unreconstructed M by Philip K. Dick)
1957 Remote Control Taxicab (from The Unreconstructed M by Philip K. Dick)
1957 Mechanical Cleaning Device (from The Unreconstructed M by Philip K. Dick)
1958 Espionage Machine - reading minds scientifically (from No, No, Not Rogov! by Cordwainer Smith)
1958 Machine Suicide (from All the Troubles in the World by Isaac Asimov)
1958 Metamen - live in a robot body (from The Mechanical Monarch by E.C. Tubb)
1958 Palm Plate - your hand is the key (from The Mechanical Monarch by E.C. Tubb)
1958 Pocket Computer - a PDA (from The Feeling of Power by Isaac Asimov)
1958 Hypo Arm - tentacle with a needle (from Simulated Trainer by Harry Harrison)
1958 Tik-Talker (from The Sign of the Tiger by Alan Nourse (w/Meyer))
1958 Gyro Two-Wheeled Truck - a Segway truck (from The Sign of the Tiger by Alan Nourse (w/Meyer))
1958 Life Detector - I see you! (from Cease Fire by Frank Herbert)
1958 Police Robot - a rookie cop bot (from Arm of the Law by Harry Harrison)
1958 Self-Service Cafeteria (from The Mechanical Monarch by E.C. Tubb)
1958 Flexible Wall Sheet Display - flexy flat panel (from The Mechanical Monarch by E.C. Tubb)
1958 Para-Beam - light of paralysis (from The Mechanical Monarch by E.C. Tubb)
1958 Predictable Crime (from All the Troubles in the World by Isaac Asimov)
1958 Life Detector Shield - an early mention of life sensors (from Cease Fire by Frank Herbert)
1958 Impactor Determines Composition (from The Mechanical Monarch by E.C. Tubb)
1958 Nose Gun (from Arm of the Law by Harry Harrison)
1958 Chin Plates - hands-free controls (from Have Space Suit - Will Travel by Robert Heinlein)
1958 Message Tree - communication standard for a world (from A Case of Conscience by James Blish)
1958 Photosight - sees the highway (from The Sign of the Tiger by Alan Nourse (w/Meyer))
1958 Cone of Silence - the original sound-dampener (from Cease Fire by Frank Herbert)
1958 Asteroid-Metal - raw materials from space (from The Mechanical Monarch by E.C. Tubb)
1958 Neutronic Shielding - monomolecular protection (from The Sign of the Tiger by Alan Nourse (w/Meyer))
1958 Baby Robot - how cute! (from Brother Robot by Henry Slesar)
1958 Ethical Suicide Parlor - don't be a drupelet (from Welcome to the Monkey House by Kurt Vonnegut, Jr.)
1958 Edge Controls (from The Feeling of Power by Isaac Asimov)
1958 Computers Improve Computers (from The Feeling of Power by Isaac Asimov)
1959 Flying Eye - I see you (from The Repairman by Harry Harrison)
1959 Mark IV Door Keeping Robot - automated rejection (from The Man Who Could Not Stop by A. Bertram Chandler)
1959 Neodog - smarter than Fido (from Starship Troopers by Robert Heinlein)
1959 Talking Bomb - psych warfare (from Starship Troopers by Robert Heinlein)
1959 Personality Death - you're dead to yourself (from Robot Justice by Harry Harrison)
1959 Hyperspace Beacon - find your way between the stars (from The Repairman by Harry Harrison)
1959 Memo-Voice (from War Game by Philip K. Dick)
1959 Hands Free Helmet - chin up (from Starship Troopers by Robert Heinlein)
1959 Powered Armor (or Powered Suit) - military exoskeleton (from Starship Troopers by Robert Heinlein)
1959 Electromechanical Educator (from The Fourth R by George O. Smith)
1959 Toy Testing Dummy (from War Game by Philip K. Dick)
1959 Robotic Trash Can - watch it (from Robot Justice by Harry Harrison)
1959 Robot Spectra Analyzer (from The Repairman by Harry Harrison)
1959 Grass Carpet (from The Sirens of Titan by Kurt Vonnegut, Jr.)
1959 Metallic Marx (from The Robots Strike by Harry Harrison)
1959 Robot Judge - before Dred (from Robot Justice by Harry Harrison)
1959 Saddle (from The Big Front Yard by Clifford Simak)
1959 Magnetically Floating Furniture - like sitting on a cloud (from The Sirens of Titan by Kurt Vonnegut, Jr.)
1960 Hammer - weapon of AIs (from Vulcan's Hammer by Philip K. Dick)
1960 Ball and Hammer Ship (from Dorsai! by Gordon R. Dickson)
1960 Fluid Metal Letters (from Vulcan's Hammer by Philip K. Dick)
1960 Chameleon Battle-Dress (from Dorsai! by Gordon R. Dickson)
1960 Bacteria-Destroying Radiation (from Dr. Futurity by Philip K. Dick)
1960 Power Holster (from Deathworld by Harry Harrison)
1960 Learning Robot - learn from experience (from Callahan and the Wheelies by Stephen Barr)
1960 Time Dredge (from Dr. Futurity by Philip K. Dick)
1960 Guide-Beam (from Dr. Futurity by Philip K. Dick)
1960 Spring-Rifle - just a sliver (from Dorsai! by Gordon R. Dickson)
1960 Interactive Blackboard (from Vulcan's Hammer by Philip K. Dick)
1960 Vulcan 3 - endless self-modifying computer (from Vulcan's Hammer by Philip K. Dick)
1960 Transdermal Drug Capsule - slap it on (from Vulcan's Hammer by Philip K. Dick)
1960 Metal BIrds (from Vulcan's Hammer by Philip K. Dick)
1960 Art-Derm - spray-on skin (from Dr. Futurity by Philip K. Dick)
1960 Bolo (from Combat Unit by Keith Laumer)
1960 Robot Tracking Device - preferred surveillance tool of AIs (from Vulcan's Hammer by Philip K. Dick)
1960 Dermal Spray (from Dr. Futurity by Philip K. Dick)
1960 Adiabatic Pods - personal cold sleep (from The Lady Who Sailed The Soul by Cordwainer Smith)
1960 Indestructible Contract (from Dorsai! by Gordon R. Dickson)
1960 Pencil Beam (from Vulcan's Hammer by Philip K. Dick)
1960 Cold-Pack - death temporarily denied (from Dr. Futurity by Philip K. Dick)
1960 Starlight Sail (Light Sail) - very early reference (from The Lady Who Sailed The Soul by Cordwainer Smith)
1960 Self-Charging Robot (from Callahan and the Wheelies by Stephen Barr)
1960 Semi-Conducting Graphite-Gel (from Callahan and the Wheelies by Stephen Barr)
1960 Dixon Pump (from Dr. Futurity by Philip K. Dick)
1961 Lecton - be read to (from Return from the Stars by Stanislaw Lem)
1961 Taper - interstellar portable (from Time is the Simplest Thing by Clifford Simak)
1961 Moondozer - moonmover (from A Fall of Moondust by Arthur C. Clarke)
1961 Parastatics (from Return from the Stars by Stanislaw Lem)
1961 Air-Restorer Capsule (from The Planet Strappers by Raymond Z. Gallun)
1961 Electrosecretary - automatic transcription machine (from A Fall of Moondust by Arthur C. Clarke)
1961 Igloo Inflatable Moon Habitat - inflate and use (from A Fall of Moondust by Arthur C. Clarke)
1961 Star Machine - explore the stars (from Time is the Simplest Thing by Clifford Simak)
1961 Betrization (from Return from the Stars by Stanislaw Lem)
1961 Waterbed (Hydraulic Bed) - a waterbed (from Stranger in a Strange Land by Robert Heinlein)
1961 Teleprinter (from Four-Day Planet by H. Beam Piper)
1961 Recording Radio (from Four-Day Planet by H. Beam Piper)
1961 Stereo Tank - 3D TV receiver (from Stranger in a Strange Land by Robert Heinlein)
1961 Transmit Camera (from Four-Day Planet by H. Beam Piper)
1961 Carniculture Plants - grow your own meat (from Four-Day Planet by H. Beam Piper)
1961 Sun-Powered Ionic Drive Motor (from The Planet Strappers by Raymond Z. Gallun)
1961 Gravitics (from Tricky Tonnage by Malcom Jameson)
1961 Butcher Plant - a plant that grows steaks (from Time is the Simplest Thing by Clifford Simak)
1961 Reading Machine - read while reclining (from Stranger in a Strange Land by Robert Heinlein)
1961 Hunting Robe - a very thin hunting dog (from Time is the Simplest Thing by Clifford Simak)
1961 Transo - teleportation (from Time is the Simplest Thing by Clifford Simak)
1961 Gobathian - full body healing (from Time is the Simplest Thing by Clifford Simak)
1961 Space Bubble (Bubb) (from The Planet Strappers by Raymond Z. Gallun)
1961 Dimensino - alien entertainment center (from Time is the Simplest Thing by Clifford Simak)
1961 Grok - a Martian sees and knows (from Stranger in a Strange Land by Robert Heinlein)
1961 Stereovision Tank - 3D TV tank (and first screen saver) (from Stranger in a Strange Land by Robert Heinlein)
1961 Dromozoa (from A Planet Named Shayol by Cordwainer Smith)
1961 Emotional Register (ER) (from The Primal Urge by Brian Aldiss)
1961 Spray-On Clothing - dresses in a can (from Return from the Stars by Stanislaw Lem)
1961 Living Grass Carpet - not AstroTurf (from Stranger in a Strange Land by Robert Heinlein)
1961 Calster - portable cash printer (from Return from the Stars by Stanislaw Lem)
1961 Pleasure Cap (from A Planet Named Shayol by Cordwainer Smith)
1961 Self-Guided Rocket Bullets (from The Planet Strappers by Raymond Z. Gallun)
1961 Lyle Drive (from Stranger in a Strange Land by Robert Heinlein)
1961 Opton - electronic book (from Return from the Stars by Stanislaw Lem)
1961 Screensaver (Inventor of) - the original idea (from Stranger in a Strange Land by Robert Heinlein)
1961 Jump Harness - rocket pack (from Stranger in a Strange Land by Robert Heinlein)
1961 Sky Ceiling - long before Hogwarts (from Return from the Stars by Stanislaw Lem)
1961 Reciprocal Name - cellphone nickname (from Return from the Stars by Stanislaw Lem)
1961 Crystal Corn - tiny crystal books (from Return from the Stars by Stanislaw Lem)
1961 Interactive Map - very early concept (from Return from the Stars by Stanislaw Lem)
1961 Dust-Ski - ski-doo for lunar powder (from A Fall of Moondust by Arthur C. Clarke)
1961 Electronic Book Store (from Return from the Stars by Stanislaw Lem)
1961 Mind Destroyer (from A Planet Named Shayol by Cordwainer Smith)
1961 Chlorophane (from The Planet Strappers by Raymond Z. Gallun)
1961 Mental Radio-Handicap (from Harrison Bergeron by Kurt Vonnegut, Jr.)
1961 Stellene (from The Planet Strappers by Raymond Z. Gallun)
1961 Hydroponics in Space (from The Planet Strappers by Raymond Z. Gallun)
1961 Dust-Cruiser (from A Fall of Moondust by Arthur C. Clarke)
1962 Carniculture Vat - cultured meat (from Space Viking by H. Beam Piper)
1962 Robot Librarian Filer (from The Robot Who Wanted to Know by Harry Harrison)
1962 Veridicator - lie detector that works (from Little Fuzzy by H. Beam Piper)
1962 Diamagnetic Levitation (from The Currents of Space by Isaac Asimov)
1962 Self-Healing Building - building materials (from The Thousand Dreams of Stellavista by J.G. Ballard)
1962 Dumbler (from Hothouse by Brian Aldiss)
1962 Robot Earthworm - spaghettibot (from War With The Robots by Harry Harrison)
1962 Light Sail (or Solar Sail) - propulsion for spacecraft (from Sail 25 by Jack Vance)
1962 Cataclysmite - high explosive (from Little Fuzzy by H. Beam Piper)
1962 Plastex - self-healing material (from The Thousand Dreams of Stellavista by J.G. Ballard)
1962 Alcodote (from Space Viking by H. Beam Piper)
1962 Serving Robot - a smooth ovoid (from Space Viking by H. Beam Piper)
1962 Static House - frozen personality (from The Thousand Dreams of Stellavista by J.G. Ballard)
1962 Senso-Cells - read the quirks (from The Thousand Dreams of Stellavista by J.G. Ballard)
1962 Psychotropic House (from The Thousand Dreams of Stellavista by J.G. Ballard)
1962 Celestial Armamentarium - the mechanism of star movements (from The Dragon Masters by Jack Vance)
1962 Luminescent Vial - Galadriel gave these out in LOTR (from The Dragon Masters by Jack Vance)
1962 Tand - an abstract venerated sculpture (from The Dragon Masters by Jack Vance)
1962 Lunar Web (from Hothouse by Brian Aldiss)
1962 Laminated Mouse Brain Computer - extra fast computer (from Think Blue, Count Two by Cordwainer Smith)
1963 Homotropic News Vending Machine (from The Game Players of Titan by Philip K. Dick)
1963 Talisman - focus on your hopes (from Way Station by Clifford Simak)
1963 Alcohol-Sensing System (from The Game Players of Titan by Philip K. Dick)
1963 Subliminal Billboards (from The Subliminal Man by J.G. Ballard)
1963 News Receptor - listens for news (from If There Were No Benny Cemoli by Philip K. Dick)
1963 Rabbit-Paper - pregnancy test strip (from The Game Players of Titan by Philip K. Dick)
1963 Jump Drive (from Ethical Engineer by Harry Harrison)
1963 Fold Box (from Glory Road by Robert Heinlein)
1963 Way Station - galactic station master (from Way Station by Clifford Simak)
1963 Tattletale - predicts the ankle monitor (from The Game Players of Titan by Philip K. Dick)
1963 Free Telephone Call (from The Subliminal Man by J.G. Ballard)
1963 Rifle Range (Virtual Shooting Range) - virtual skeet shooting designed by aliens (from Way Station by Clifford Simak)
1963 Transparent, Frictionless Coating - no stick before teflon (from Way Station by Clifford Simak)
1963 Homeostatic Newspaper - a homeopape (from If There Were No Benny Cemoli by Philip K. Dick)
1963 Unicephalon 40-D - yes, mr. president (from Stand-By by Philip K. Dick)
1963 News Clown - they're all the rage (from Stand-By by Philip K. Dick)
1963 Ice-Nine - the final form of water (from Cat's Cradle by Kurt Vonnegut, Jr.)
1963 Perky Pat Layout - playset for grownups (from The Days of Perky Pat by Philip K. Dick)
1963 Multiverse (from The Sundered Worlds by Michael Moorcock)
1963 Field-Minder (from Who Can Replace A Man by Brian Aldiss)
1963 Way Station Materializer (from Way Station by Clifford Simak)
1963 Desk Secretary (from The Long Result by John Brunner)
1964 Solar Updraft Tower (from Shortstack by Leigh and Walt Richmond)
1964 Surgical Hand (from Clans of the Alphane Moon by Philip K. Dick)
1964 Syn-Cof (from Cantata 140 by Philip K. Dick)
1964 Cephalic Sniffer (from Clans of the Alphane Moon by Philip K. Dick)
1964 Manual Closet - old-style storage (from Clans of the Alphane Moon by Philip K. Dick)
1964 Artif-Org - mechanical replacement organ (from Cantata 140 by Philip K. Dick)
1964 Word Tab - find out more info. (from Cantata 140 by Philip K. Dick)
1964 Time-Warping Construct (from Lies, Inc. by Philip K. Dick)
1964 Stick-Tight (from The Star King by Jack Vance)
1964 Autonomic Food-Processing System - untouched by humans (from Cantata 140 by Philip K. Dick)
1964 Single Seat Scooter (from The Star King by Jack Vance)
1964 Bibs - cold storage for people (from Cantata 140 by Philip K. Dick)
1964 Chalf (Quick-Scribe Powder) - wave the stick (from The Tactful Saboteur by Frank Herbert)
1964 Boulder (from Cantata 140 by Philip K. Dick)
1964 Robot Busboy (from Lies, Inc. by Philip K. Dick)
1964 Flexible Stem (from The Killing Machine by Jack Vance)
1964 Courtarena - trial by fire (from The Tactful Saboteur by Frank Herbert)
1964 Cephalotropic Dart (from Lies, Inc. by Philip K. Dick)
1964 Poison-Bearing Invisible Glove - let's shake on it (from Lies, Inc. by Philip K. Dick)
1964 Creditor Jet-Balloon - bane of debtors (from Lies, Inc. by Philip K. Dick)
1964 Fake-Meter - counterfeit detector (from The Killing Machine by Jack Vance)
1964 Walking Fort - a fort with robotic legs (from The Killing Machine by Jack Vance)
1964 Identificator - holographic signage (from The Star King by Jack Vance)
1964 Solar Yacht (from Sunjammer by Arthur C. Clarke)
1964 Empathy Box - TV for your emotional brain (from The Little Black Box by Philip K. Dick)
1964 Autonomic Plow (from Clans of the Alphane Moon by Philip K. Dick)
1964 Color Generator (from The Killing Machine by Jack Vance)
1964 Jet-Powered Aquaplane (from The Star King by Jack Vance)
1964 Surface Slider (from The Star King by Jack Vance)
1964 Chalf-Memory Stick (from The Tactful Saboteur by Frank Herbert)
1964 Universal Technical Consultative Service (from The Star King by Jack Vance)
1964 Skin Toning (from The Star King by Jack Vance)
1964 Platform Flyer (from The Star King by Jack Vance)
1964 Chairdog - the ultimate ergonomic chair (from The Tactful Saboteur by Frank Herbert)
1964 Court Robo-Clerk - hear ye, hear ye! (from The Tactful Saboteur by Frank Herbert)
1964 Ident-Key (from The Penultimate Truth by Philip K. Dick)
1964 Agfom Potent-Shot - picture the future (from Clans of the Alphane Moon by Philip K. Dick)
1964 Undersea Restaurant (from The Star King by Jack Vance)
1964 Rhetorizer - the writer's assistant (from The Penultimate Truth by Philip K. Dick)
1964 Housefly Monitor - flies with sensors (from Lies, Inc. by Philip K. Dick)
1964 Pry-Vie (Robotic Detective) (from Clans of the Alphane Moon by Philip K. Dick)
1964 Solar Yacht Periscope (from Sunjammer by Arthur C. Clarke)
1964 Sleep-Inducer (from Sunjammer by Arthur C. Clarke)
1964 Auto Course-Finding Pilot (from Clans of the Alphane Moon by Philip K. Dick)
1965 Crysknife - knife from a sandworm's tooth (from Dune by Frank Herbert)
1965 Catchpocket (from Dune by Frank Herbert)
1965 Interchangeable Hands - mechanical variety (from The Three Stigmata of Palmer Eldritch by Philip K. Dick)
1965 Shigawire - high tensile strength wire (from Dune by Frank Herbert)
1965 Filmbook (from Dune by Frank Herbert)
1965 Kingdom in a Box (from The Cyberiad: Fables for the Cybernetic Age by Stanislaw Lem)
1965 Poison Snooper - be careful, my Duke (from Dune by Frank Herbert)
1965 Mnemonic Pulse (from Dune by Frank Herbert)
1965 Leybyrdite - Perfect for space axes (from Subspace Explorers by E.E. 'Doc' Smith)
1965 Minimic Film one micron thick recording medium (from Dune by Frank Herbert)
1965 Plasteel - tough metal for tough times (from Dune by Frank Herbert)
1965 Dekon Type DCQ - radiation decontamination (from Subspace Explorers by E.E. 'Doc' Smith)
1965 Remote-Cast Snooper (from Dune by Frank Herbert)
1965 Residual Poison (from Dune by Frank Herbert)
1965 Handicloset - self-organizing (from The Zap Gun by Philip K. Dick)
1965 Inter-Vehicle Communication (from The Three Stigmata of Palmer Eldritch by Philip K. Dick)
1965 Heighliner (from Dune by Frank Herbert)
1965 Sheep Dip Isolator (from The Zap Gun by Philip K. Dick)
1965 Slow Pellet Stunner (from Dune by Frank Herbert)
1965 Battery-Powered 3D Comic Book (from The Zap Gun by Philip K. Dick)
1965 Teddy Bear Robot (from I Always Do What Teddy Says by Harry Harrison)
1965 Death-rattle File (from The Zap Gun by Philip K. Dick)
1965 Civic Notification Distorter - bit-rot weaponry (from The Zap Gun by Philip K. Dick)
1965 Autonomic Interviewer - pape's proxy (from The Zap Gun by Philip K. Dick)
1965 N-e (Needle-eyeification) Weapon - absolute positioning precision (from The Zap Gun by Philip K. Dick)
1965 Garbage-can Banger (from The Zap Gun by Philip K. Dick)
1965 Heat-Removing Staff (from The Dead Lady of Clown Town by Cordwainer Smith)
1965 Dew Gatherers (from Dune by Frank Herbert)
1965 Filt-Plug - lose no moisture (from Dune by Frank Herbert)
1965 Smart Dust - intelligent sand (from The Cyberiad: Fables for the Cybernetic Age by Stanislaw Lem)
1965 Robot Bar - ancestor of R2D2 (from Bill the Galactic Hero by Harry Harrison)
1965 Antithermal Shield (from The Three Stigmata of Palmer Eldritch by Philip K. Dick)
1965 Voice (from Dune by Frank Herbert)
1965 Water Repellent Surface - non-wetting surface (from Dune by Frank Herbert)
1965 Implanted Steel Teeth (from The Three Stigmata of Palmer Eldritch by Philip K. Dick)
1965 Medical Mech (from Warrior by Gordon R. Dickson)
1965 Dispensing Tooth - remember the tooth! (from Dune by Frank Herbert)
1965 Paracompass - detects local magnetic anomalies (from Dune by Frank Herbert)
1965 Glowglobe - the original track lighting (from Dune by Frank Herbert)
1965 Steel Teeth - all stainless (from The Three Stigmata of Palmer Eldritch by Philip K. Dick)
1965 Luxvid Eyes (Jensen Wide-Angle) - unusual eye slits (from The Three Stigmata of Palmer Eldritch by Philip K. Dick)
1965 Wakeshot (from Dune by Frank Herbert)
1965 Poison Tongue Dart - just squeeze (from The Three Stigmata of Palmer Eldritch by Philip K. Dick)
1965 Filterable Virus (from The Three Stigmata of Palmer Eldritch by Philip K. Dick)
1965 Battle Language (from Dune by Frank Herbert)
1965 Watertube (from Dune by Frank Herbert)
1965 Autonomic Cab - all on its own (from The Three Stigmata of Palmer Eldritch by Philip K. Dick)
1965 Jubba Cloak (from Dune by Frank Herbert)
1965 Femfatalatron (from The Cyberiad: Fables for the Cybernetic Age by Stanislaw Lem)
1965 Cephalic Pattern Door (from The Zap Gun by Philip K. Dick)
1965 Mentat (from Dune by Frank Herbert)
1965 Spatial-Postal Card (from Bill the Galactic Hero by Harry Harrison)
1965 Dr. Smile - psychiatrist in a suitcase (from The Three Stigmata of Palmer Eldritch by Philip K. Dick)
1965 Commuter Cooling Unit - portable air conditioning (from The Three Stigmata of Palmer Eldritch by Philip K. Dick)
1965 Truffle Skins - genetically unique money (from The Three Stigmata of Palmer Eldritch by Philip K. Dick)
1965 Bubblehead - big-head brainiacs (from The Three Stigmata of Palmer Eldritch by Philip K. Dick)
1965 Fencing Mirror - fencing instructor (from Dune by Frank Herbert)
1965 Rachag (from Dune by Frank Herbert)
1965 Electronic Bard (from The Cyberiad: Fables for the Cybernetic Age by Stanislaw Lem)
1965 Maula Pistol (from Dune by Frank Herbert)
1965 Ego-Likeness - a true portrait (from Dune by Frank Herbert)
1965 Sietch (from Dune by Frank Herbert)
1965 Factory Crawler (or Harvester Crawler) - sift the sands of Arrakis (from Dune by Frank Herbert)
1965 Personalized Fashion Display (from Bill the Galactic Hero by Harry Harrison)
1965 Windtrap - pure water source (from Dune by Frank Herbert)
1965 Thumper - rhythmic vibration (from Dune by Frank Herbert)
1965 Stilltent - a tent that distills water (from Dune by Frank Herbert)
1965 Solido Projector - envy of presenters (from Dune by Frank Herbert)
1965 Oil Lens - infinitely adjustable lens (from Dune by Frank Herbert)
1965 Gigagnostotron (from The Cyberiad: Fables for the Cybernetic Age by Stanislaw Lem)
1965 Filament Paper Book - small for space travel (from Dune by Frank Herbert)
1965 Gnostotron (from The Cyberiad: Fables for the Cybernetic Age by Stanislaw Lem)
1965 Distrans - talk to the animals (from Dune by Frank Herbert)
1965 Chromoplastic Dew Collector - when every drop counts (from Dune by Frank Herbert)
1965 Stunner - freeze! (from Dune by Frank Herbert)
1965 Optical-Effect Suit (from A Plague of Demons by Keith Laumer)
1965 Police Control-Override (from A Plague of Demons by Keith Laumer)
1965 Cutteray - mining laser (from Dune by Frank Herbert)
1965 Carryall - giant ornithopter (from Dune by Frank Herbert)
1965 Cardioplate - outta time (from 'Repent Harlequin' Said the Ticktockman by Harlan Ellison)
1965 Model the Universe (from The Cyberiad: Fables for the Cybernetic Age by Stanislaw Lem)
1965 Sapho Juice - juice of Mentats (from Dune by Frank Herbert)
1965 Servok (from Dune by Frank Herbert)
1965 'Thopter - wing-beat plane (from Dune by Frank Herbert)
1965 Ramscoop - pull in hydrogen (from World of Ptavvs by Larry Niven)
1965 Doorseal - retain moisture (from Dune by Frank Herbert)
1965 Lasgun - laser weapon (from Dune by Frank Herbert)
1965 Imperial Handicraft Globe (from Dune by Frank Herbert)
1965 Suspensor - suspend gravity (from Dune by Frank Herbert)
1965 Palm Lock - uses more than a fingerprint (from Dune by Frank Herbert)
1965 Sandsnork - breathe under sand (from Dune by Frank Herbert)
1965 Message Cylinder - locked capsule (from Dune by Frank Herbert)
1965 Semuta - eerie music (from Dune by Frank Herbert)
1965 Robomule (from Bill the Galactic Hero by Harry Harrison)
1965 Krimskell Fiber - better than zip strips (from Dune by Frank Herbert)
1965 Suspensor Lamp - descendant of the lava lamp (from Dune by Frank Herbert)
1965 Golden Lights - track lighting without the track (from Dune by Frank Herbert)
1965 Pain Box - testing for humans (from Dune by Frank Herbert)
1965 Ornithopter - flies like a bird (from Dune by Frank Herbert)
1965 Stillsuit - when you want water retention (from Dune by Frank Herbert)
1965 Suspensor Chair - ultimate office chair (from Dune by Frank Herbert)
1965 Fanmetal - build temporary shelters (from Dune by Frank Herbert)
1965 Hunter-seeker - floats like a butterfly… (from Dune by Frank Herbert)
1966 Voice-Enabled Smartphone - I talk, it listens (from The Age of The Pussyfoot by Frederik Pohl)
1966 Morphogen (from Fantastic Voyage (Novel) by Isaac Asimov)
1966 Networked Personal Device - the backend is more important (from The Age of The Pussyfoot by Frederik Pohl)
1966 Rolem (Wrestling Robot) - robot wrestler (from This Immortal by Roger Zelazny)
1966 Cellphone Tranquilizing Spray (from The Age of The Pussyfoot by Frederik Pohl)
1966 Miniaturization (from Fantastic Voyage (Novel) by Isaac Asimov)
1966 TANSTAAFL - and there isn't (from The Moon is a Harsh Mistress by Robert Heinlein)
1966 Hush Hood - privacy when you need it (from The Moon is a Harsh Mistress by Robert Heinlein)
1966 Death-Reversal Equipment (from The Age of The Pussyfoot by Frederik Pohl)
1966 Garbage Device (from The Age of The Pussyfoot by Frederik Pohl)
1966 Cellphone Credit Card - mobile phone wallet (from The Age of The Pussyfoot by Frederik Pohl)
1966 Specialized Prosthetic Arm (from The Moon is a Harsh Mistress by Robert Heinlein)
1966 Voice Dialing (from The Age of The Pussyfoot by Frederik Pohl)
1966 Online Employability Profile Testing - get the right job first (from The Age of The Pussyfoot by Frederik Pohl)
1966 Cellphone Voice Mail - very early use of concept (from The Age of The Pussyfoot by Frederik Pohl)
1966 Mike (Mycroft Holmes - Fair Dinkum Thinkum) - artificial intelligence early on (from The Moon is a Harsh Mistress by Robert Heinlein)
1966 Sand-Yacht (Land Schooner) (from Cry Hope, Cry Fury! by J.G. Ballard)
1966 Eyes - semi-autonomous surveillance drones (from This Moment of the Storm by Roger Zelazny)
1966 Adam Selene (from The Moon is a Harsh Mistress by Robert Heinlein)
1966 Neuristor (from The Moon is a Harsh Mistress by Robert Heinlein)
1966 Auto-Scan (from This Moment of the Storm by Roger Zelazny)
1966 Online Job Search - via cellphone (from The Age of The Pussyfoot by Frederik Pohl)
1966 Martian Print Amoeba - unicellular organism (from Now Wait For Last Year by Philip K. Dick)
1966 Diptray (from This Immortal by Roger Zelazny)
1966 Mass-Driver Catapult - mass driver for the Moon (from The Moon is a Harsh Mistress by Robert Heinlein)
1966 Simicolor (from This Immortal by Roger Zelazny)
1966 Radar Mesentery - sensitive robot skin (from This Immortal by Roger Zelazny)
1966 Gauzy - a tent whose fabric is one molecule thick. (from This Immortal by Roger Zelazny)
1966 Sprung-Samser Treatment (from This Immortal by Roger Zelazny)
1966 Photosensitive Pigment (from Cry Hope, Cry Fury! by J.G. Ballard)
1966 Cyborg - man plus machine (from The Moon is a Harsh Mistress by Robert Heinlein)
1966 Erased Memory - forget about it (from We Can Remember It For You Wholesale by Philip K. Dick)
1966 Ansible - the ultimate long distance phone (from Rocannon's World by Ursula LeGuin)
1966 Magnetic Sandals - stick around (from The Warriors by Larry Niven)
1966 Self-Guided Tractors (from At the Bottom of a Hole by Larry Niven)
1966 Dream Console - used by he who shapes (from The Dream Master by Roger Zelazny)
1966 Ro-Womb - enfold the patient. (from The Dream Master by Roger Zelazny)
1966 Life Recorder - records your life automatically (from The Dream Master by Roger Zelazny)
1966 Sunshades - a transition (from This Immortal by Roger Zelazny)
1966 Auto-Driven Auto (Spinner) - it drives itself (from The Dream Master by Roger Zelazny)
1966 Corpsicle - thaw and fix (from The Age of The Pussyfoot by Frederik Pohl)
1966 Vision Implant (from The Dream Master by Roger Zelazny)
1966 Lunar Ice Mining - water on the moon (from The Moon is a Harsh Mistress by Robert Heinlein)
1966 Cloaking Device - invisibility for your whole ship (from Balance of Terror by Paul Schneider)
1966 Fusion Sunlight Tube (from At the Bottom of a Hole by Larry Niven)
1966 Right Angle Projectile (from The Mad Metropolis by Philip E. High)
1966 Joymaker - the ultimate PDA (from The Age of The Pussyfoot by Frederik Pohl)
1966 Artificial Gill Outfit (from We Can Remember It For You Wholesale by Philip K. Dick)
1966 Radson Skimmer (from This Immortal by Roger Zelazny)
1966 Surgical Homeostatic Unit (from Now Wait For Last Year by Philip K. Dick)
1966 Flexible Armor Suit - now you're Superman (from Neutron Star by Larry Niven)
1966 Computer Humorist (from The Moon is a Harsh Mistress by Robert Heinlein)
1966 Robant Bill Collector Automated bill collection (from Now Wait For Last Year by Philip K. Dick)
1966 Telepathic Transmitter (Telep-transmitter) (from We Can Remember It For You Wholesale by Philip K. Dick)
1966 Tru-Mem Systems (from We Can Remember It For You Wholesale by Philip K. Dick)
1966 Gravity Planer (from The Warriors by Larry Niven)
1966 Belter (from The Warriors by Larry Niven)
1966 Auto-Navigation (from The Dream Master by Roger Zelazny)
1966 Lunar Greenhouse Tunnel (from The Moon is a Harsh Mistress by Robert Heinlein)
1966 Big Screen Control - right from your personal device (from The Age of The Pussyfoot by Frederik Pohl)
1966 Virtual Reality Video Game - very early description (from The Age of The Pussyfoot by Frederik Pohl)
1966 Virtual Keyboard (from The Age of The Pussyfoot by Frederik Pohl)
1966 Drinking Bulb - best drinking container (from The Warriors by Larry Niven)
1966 Ebony Teeth (from Now Wait For Last Year by Philip K. Dick)
1966 Chemelectric Afferent Nerve-Analogues (from This Immortal by Roger Zelazny)
1966 Sleeping Plates - null gravity as a sleep aid (from Neutron Star by Larry Niven)
1966 Laser Rifle - earliest use of term (from Door to Anywhere by Poul Anderson)
1966 General Products Hull - impervious key to space travel (from Neutron Star by Larry Niven)
1966 Extra-Factual Memory - an implanted memory (from We Can Remember It For You Wholesale by Philip K. Dick)
1966 Virtual Kiss (Tactile Net) - affection by wire (from The Age of The Pussyfoot by Frederik Pohl)
1966 Sheem Spider Robot (from The Witches of Karres by James Schmitz)
1966 Interests Profile - an intelligent agent (from The Age of The Pussyfoot by Frederik Pohl)
1966 Virtual Reality Construct - VR without headgear (from The Age of The Pussyfoot by Frederik Pohl)
1966 Caller Contact List - very early use (from The Age of The Pussyfoot by Frederik Pohl)
1966 Bubbleworld (from At the Bottom of a Hole by Larry Niven)
1966 Self-Assembling Robots - robot, configure thyself (from The Witches of Karres by James Schmitz)
1966 Laser Cannon - ground-based power for space craft (from Neutron Star by Larry Niven)
1967 Mining Disintegrator (from The Arsenal Out of Time by David McDaniel)
1967 Floating Booths (from Handicap by Larry Niven)
1967 Energy-Cannon (from The Last Castle by Jack Vance)
1967 Organlegging - first mention of organ smuggling (from The Jigsaw Man by Larry Niven)
1967 Embryonic Robots - early sci-fi nanobots? (from Counter Clock World by Philip K. Dick)
1967 Syrup Sac - kind of like those gravity flow beer hats (from The Last Castle by Jack Vance)
1967 Purple Wage (from Riders of the Purple Wage by Philip Jose Farmer)
1967 Fornixation (from Riders of the Purple Wage by Philip Jose Farmer)
1967 Power-Wagon - legless beast of burden (from The Last Castle by Jack Vance)
1967 Skycycle (from Handicap by Larry Niven)
1967 Dolphin's Hands (from Handicap by Larry Niven)
1967 AM - an Agressive Menace (from I Have No Mouth And I Must Scream by Harlan Ellison)
1967 Fido (from Riders of the Purple Wage by Philip Jose Farmer)
1967 Mechanical Cobra - slither and destroy (from Lord of Light by Roger Zelazny)
1967 Soft Weapon (from The Soft Weapon by Larry Niven)
1967 Win-Reducing Gambling Circuit - very sneaky (from Return Match by Philip K. Dick)
1967 Pray-Machine - megawatts of prayer (from Lord of Light by Roger Zelazny)
1967 Cloud Sculpting - remake the clouds (from The Cloud Sculptors of Coral D by J.G. Ballard)
1967 Rogue Planet (from Satan's World by Poul Anderson)
1967 Sub-microscopic Medical Robots (from These Savage Futurians by Philip E. High)
1967 Shuttlecraft (from Star Trek by Author Unknown)
1967 Pray-o-Mat - coin-based religion (from Lord of Light by Roger Zelazny)
1967 Palm Flower - what color (from Logan's Run by William Nolan (w/G.C. Johnson))
1967 Scientific Reincarnation (from Lord of Light by Roger Zelazny)
1967 Full-Shift Set Variable - early mention in gaming (from Return Match by Philip K. Dick)
1967 Homer (from Logan's Run by William Nolan (w/G.C. Johnson))
1968 Nexus-7 Android (from Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? by Philip K. Dick)
1968 Sun Goggles (from Grendel by Larry Niven)
1968 Flex-Wheels (from 2001: A Space Odyssey by Arthur C. Clarke)
1968 Android Safety Mechanism (from Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? by Philip K. Dick)
1968 Electric Sheep - livestock as consumer electronics (from Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? by Philip K. Dick)
1968 Grip Shoes - velcro space gear (from 2001: A Space Odyssey by Arthur C. Clarke)
1968 Artificially Grown Organs (from A Gift From Earth by Larry Niven)
1968 Crackers (from The Time Mercenaries by Philip E. High)
1968 Robot Bird - voice recognition and surveillance (from Invader on My Back by Philip E. High)
1968 Disease Circuit (from Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? by Philip K. Dick)
1968 Andy - an artificial human (from Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? by Philip K. Dick)
1968 Cheekplate Container - exoskeleton accessory (from A Specter is Haunting Texas by Fritz Leiber)
1968 Oat-Tropic Circuit (from Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? by Philip K. Dick)
1968 Newspad Electronic Newspaper (from 2001: A Space Odyssey by Arthur C. Clarke)
1968 Architectural Coral - build to any shape (from A Gift From Earth by Larry Niven)
1968 Slow Glass (Scenedow) - a scendow for your apartment (from Light of Other Days by Bob Shaw)
1968 Stasis Box - infinite storage (from There is a Tide by Larry Niven)
1968 Cyborg Collar - controlled work gangs (from A Specter is Haunting Texas by Fritz Leiber)
1968 Decorative Implant - gadget surgery (from Babel 17 by Samuel R. Delany)
1968 Mood Organ - play your partner (from Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? by Philip K. Dick)
1968 Icon Thumbsized Image - first reference? (from 2001: A Space Odyssey by Arthur C. Clarke)
1968 Synthesist - the Dilettante Dept (from Stand on Zanzibar by John Brunner)
1968 Replicant - an artificial human (from Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? by Philip K. Dick)
1968 Mobile Lab (from 2001: A Space Odyssey by Arthur C. Clarke)
1968 Penfield Wave Transmitter - an emotional brain remote control (from Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? by Philip K. Dick)
1968 Total Environmental and Mental Simulator - accelerated machine intelligence (from Crown of Infinity by John M. Faucette)
1968 False Animal Repairman (from Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? by Philip K. Dick)
1968 Newspad - flat panel news display (from 2001: A Space Odyssey by Arthur C. Clarke)
1968 Kipple - non-recycled paper. (from Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? by Philip K. Dick)
1968 TMA-1 - the Tycho monolith (from 2001: A Space Odyssey by Arthur C. Clarke)
1968 Hibernaculum - nap time (from 2001: A Space Odyssey by Arthur C. Clarke)
1968 Panic Alarm (from Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? by Philip K. Dick)
1968 Karatand (from Stand on Zanzibar by John Brunner)
1968 Babel-17 - words are telling (from Babel 17 by Samuel R. Delany)
1968 Auto-Seal (from Stand on Zanzibar by John Brunner)
1968 Mercy Rifle (from Grendel by Larry Niven)
1968 Steam Rifle - a cup of water (from Omnivore by Piers Anthony)
1968 Voight-Kampff Empathy Test - can you pass? (from Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? by Philip K. Dick)
1968 Mining Worm (Organic) - living miners (from A Gift From Earth by Larry Niven)
1968 Wholographik (from Stand on Zanzibar by John Brunner)
1968 Ramrobot - automated space exploration (from A Gift From Earth by Larry Niven)
1968 Sinclair Molecule Chain - one molecule thick (from A Gift From Earth by Larry Niven)
1968 Loitering Micro-Missile (from Invader on My Back by Philip E. High)
1968 Exoskeleton (Medical) - first look (from A Specter is Haunting Texas by Fritz Leiber)
1968 HAL 9000 - prototypical AI (from 2001: A Space Odyssey by Arthur C. Clarke)
1968 Nexus-6 Brain Unit - meet my friend Roy (from Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? by Philip K. Dick)
1969 Teddy (from Super-Toys Last All Summer Long by Brian Aldiss)
1969 Synthetic Flesh (from Super-Toys Last All Summer Long by Brian Aldiss)
1969 Teep Rod - give me your thoughts (from Galactic Pot-Healer by Philip K. Dick)
1969 Moratorium (from Ubik by Philip K. Dick)
1969 Cold-Pac Bin (from Ubik by Philip K. Dick)
1969 Voice Encyclopedia - a robot has answers (from Galactic Pot-Healer by Philip K. Dick)
1969 Whologram - word play (from Super-Toys Last All Summer Long by Brian Aldiss)
1969 Ultraflash (from The Andromeda Strain by Michael Crichton)
1969 Automated Apartment Maintenance (from Ubik by Philip K. Dick)
1969 Stillsuit Desert Boots (from Dune Messiah by Frank Herbert)
1969 Vision Cube (from The Man in the Maze by Robert Silverberg)
1969 Diagnostat (from The Man in the Maze by Robert Silverberg)
1969 Droud - wire your pleasure center (from Death by Ecstasy by Larry Niven)
1969 Robotic Horse - magical (from The Warlock in Spite of Himself by Christopher Stasheff)
1969 Protophason Amplifier (from Ubik by Philip K. Dick)
1969 Self-Powered Broom (from Ubik by Philip K. Dick)
1969 Electrical Grandmother (Robot Grandma) - more than a machine (from I Sing The Body Electric! by Ray Bradbury)
1969 Vortal Tube (from Whipping Star by Frank Herbert)
1969 Rapid-Transit Hover Blimp (from Galactic Pot-Healer by Philip K. Dick)
1969 Plastic-Eating Bacteria - that's the good news (from The Andromeda Strain by Michael Crichton)
1969 Reality Tape (from The Electric Ant by Philip K. Dick)
1969 Sniggertrance - caught between the stars (from Whipping Star by Frank Herbert)
1969 SSA Machine (from Galactic Pot-Healer by Philip K. Dick)
1969 Float-home - living houseboat (from Whipping Star by Frank Herbert)
1969 Jumpdoor - entrance to the rabbit hole (from Whipping Star by Frank Herbert)
1969 Gravity Web - keep gravity to a minimum (from Whipping Star by Frank Herbert)
1969 Caliban Beachball - home to the stars (from Whipping Star by Frank Herbert)
1969 Pseudoflesh - key to boneless meat (from Whipping Star by Frank Herbert)
1969 Ersatz Window - fake view of outside (from Galactic Pot-Healer by Philip K. Dick)
1969 Parenthood Lottery (from Super-Toys Last All Summer Long by Brian Aldiss)
1969 Electronic Body Analyzer (from The Andromeda Strain by Michael Crichton)
1969 Webfoam Cradle (from The Man in the Maze by Robert Silverberg)
1969 Disruptor Bomb (from The Man in the Maze by Robert Silverberg)
1969 Weightless Work Area - the ideal workbench (from Galactic Pot-Healer by Philip K. Dick)
1969 Face Dancer (from Dune Messiah by Frank Herbert)
1969 Artiforg (from Ubik by Philip K. Dick)
1969 'Pape Machine - name your news (from Ubik by Philip K. Dick)
1969 Tranquilizing Gum (from Ubik by Philip K. Dick)
1969 Axolotl Tank - device for regeneration (from Dune Messiah by Frank Herbert)
1969 Gyrocar (Gyro) (from The Ring by Piers Anthony (w/R. Margroff))
1969 Singleship (from Death by Ecstasy by Larry Niven)
1969 Crosswell Tape Worm (from Super-Toys Last All Summer Long by Brian Aldiss)
1969 Window Wavelength (from Super-Toys Last All Summer Long by Brian Aldiss)
1969 Homeopape - news just you can use (from Ubik by Philip K. Dick)
1969 Toll Door - pay for entry (from Ubik by Philip K. Dick)
1969 Memory Plastic (from Death by Ecstasy by Larry Niven)
1969 Ecstasy Plug (from Death by Ecstasy by Larry Niven)
1969 Automatic Gun - targets without human intervention (from The Andromeda Strain by Michael Crichton)
1969 Physiognomic Template (from Ubik by Philip K. Dick)
1969 Flight Stick (from The Flight of the Horse by Larry Niven)
1969 Membrane Balloon Helmet (from The Flight of the Horse by Larry Niven)
1969 Recording Eye - interplanetary surveillance (from The Man in the Maze by Robert Silverberg)
1969 Psycho-Lease Encephalic Gadget (from Galactic Pot-Healer by Philip K. Dick)
1969 Nothing - just holes (from It was Nothing - Really! by Theodore Sturgeon)
1969 Automatic Vein Finder (from The Andromeda Strain by Michael Crichton)
1969 Ident Darts -track your brain (from The Electric Ant by Philip K. Dick)
1969 Spray-Foam Blouse - spray and wear (from Galactic Pot-Healer by Philip K. Dick)
1969 Tleilaxu Eyes (Metal Eyes) - insectile mechanical eyes (from Dune Messiah by Frank Herbert)
1969 Book of the Kalends - no author, no title (from Galactic Pot-Healer by Philip K. Dick)
1969 Padre Booth (from Galactic Pot-Healer by Philip K. Dick)
1969 Ghola - night of the living Duncan (from Dune Messiah by Frank Herbert)
1969 Geriatric Rooming-House - swept aside (from Galactic Pot-Healer by Philip K. Dick)
1969 Project Scoop (from The Andromeda Strain by Michael Crichton)
1969 Multi-function Living Room - extrude from the wall (from Death by Ecstasy by Larry Niven)
1970 Variable Sword - better than Ginsu (from Ringworld by Larry Niven)
1970 Sigfrid von Shrink - computer shrink (from Gateway by Frederik Pohl)
1970 Computer Virus (from The Scarred Man by Gregory Benford)
1970 Translator Discs (from Ringworld by Larry Niven)
1970 Shadow Square - provider of darkness (from Ringworld by Larry Niven)
1970 Ringworld - sun-girdling artifact (from Ringworld by Larry Niven)
1970 Crash Balloons (from Ringworld by Larry Niven)
1970 Transmat - instant transport (from Tower of Glass by Robert Silverberg)
1970 Tasp - right where you live (from Ringworld by Larry Niven)
1970 Refrigeration Tape - ground cooling (from Tower of Glass by Robert Silverberg)
1970 Electromagnetic Cannon (from Ringworld by Larry Niven)
1970 Unichapel (Robotic Confession Booth) - automated religion (from THX 1138 by George Lucas)
1970 Osmosis Generator (Cziltang Brone) - the air lock (from Ringworld by Larry Niven)
1970 Jack In - first use of term (from Tower of Glass by Robert Silverberg)
1970 Shadow Square Wire - hold shadow squares in position (from Ringworld by Larry Niven)
1970 Scrith - tensile strength (from Ringworld by Larry Niven)
1970 Squib (from Our Friends From Frolix 8 by Philip K. Dick)
1970 Holo (from Ringworld by Larry Niven)
1970 Neck Radio (from Our Friends From Frolix 8 by Philip K. Dick)
1970 Transparent Overalls (from The Stainless Steel Rat's Revenge by Harry Harrison)
1970 Powdered Alcohol (from The Stainless Steel Rat's Revenge by Harry Harrison)
1970 Nerve Machine (from The Stainless Steel Rat's Revenge by Harry Harrison)
1970 Robutler (from The Stainless Steel Rat's Revenge by Harry Harrison)
1970 Great Ear (from Our Friends From Frolix 8 by Philip K. Dick)
1970 Stepping Discs - open teleportation pads (from Ringworld by Larry Niven)
1970 Luggage Robot (from The Stainless Steel Rat's Revenge by Harry Harrison)
1970 Sound Deadener (from Ringworld by Larry Niven)
1970 Killalc Pills (from The Stainless Steel Rat's Revenge by Harry Harrison)
1970 Slaver Disintegrator - ultimate plasma arc tool (from Ringworld by Larry Niven)
1970 Light-Sword - not an epee (from Ringworld by Larry Niven)
1970 Flycycle - if a Harley could fly (from Ringworld by Larry Niven)
1970 Flashlight Laser (from Ringworld by Larry Niven)
1970 Inert-Wear - unfashionably static (from Say Goodby to the Wind by J.G. Ballard)
1970 Floating Castle (from Ringworld by Larry Niven)
1970 Bio-Fabric - living cloth (from Say Goodby to the Wind by J.G. Ballard)
1970 Trumps (from Nine Princes in Amber by Roger Zelazny)
1970 Kemplerer (Klemperer) Rosette - planets without a sun (from Ringworld by Larry Niven)
1970 Airmaker - breathe it (from Ringworld by Larry Niven)
1970 Blackout Gas (from The Stainless Steel Rat's Revenge by Harry Harrison)
1970 Slaver Stasis Field - where time does not pass (from Ringworld by Larry Niven)
1970 Sleep Set (Sleep Headset) (from Ringworld by Larry Niven)
1970 Riding Robot (from The Stainless Steel Rat's Revenge by Harry Harrison)
1970 Food Brick - tasty cubes (from Ringworld by Larry Niven)
1970 Gaussrifle (from The Stainless Steel Rat's Revenge by Harry Harrison)
1970 Flywheel Cycle (from The Stainless Steel Rat's Revenge by Harry Harrison)
1970 Tower of Glass - SETI architecture (from Tower of Glass by Robert Silverberg)
1970 Autodoc - automated medical device (from Ringworld by Larry Niven)
1970 Screamer (from The Stainless Steel Rat's Revenge by Harry Harrison)
1970 Sonic Fold (from Ringworld by Larry Niven)
1970 Robotnik Automated Hotel - no human interaction (from The Stainless Steel Rat's Revenge by Harry Harrison)
1971 Skin Suit - a second skin (from Dinosaur Beach by Keith Laumer)
1971 Verse Transcriber (from Studio 5, The Stars by J.G. Ballard)
1971 Robot Pope - Urbi et Orbi et Digiti (from Good News From the Vatican by Robert Silverberg)
1971 Launching Laser - power your craft with light (from The Fourth Profession by Larry Niven)
1971 Pocket Display Projector - a nano-projector (from The Anome by Jack Vance)
1971 Batacitor (from The Fabulous Riverboat by Philip Jose Farmer)
1971 Impact Suit - shear-thickening armor (from The Flying Sorcerers by David Gerrold (w/L, Niven))
1971 Selektrogel (from And All The Stars A Stage by James Blish)
1972 Bionic Legs (from Cyborg by Martin Caidin)
1972 Rotating House - turn the salon (from The Godmakers by Frank Herbert)
1972 Polawindow - change lighting instantly (from The Godmakers by Frank Herbert)
1972 Spider Tripod Robot - three-legged cleaning bot (from Rendezvous With Rama by Arthur C. Clarke)
1972 Bionic Arm - $6M man arm (from Cyborg by Martin Caidin)
1972 Selectacol - automating interior design (from The Godmakers by Frank Herbert)
1972 Atlotl/Gibiril Regimen - regrow and rejuvenate (from The Godmakers by Frank Herbert)
1972 Nightmask (from Hellstrom's Hive by Frank Herbert)
1972 Cyborg (from Cyborg by Martin Caidin)
1972 Implanted Tranceiver - totally hands free phone (from The Godmakers by Frank Herbert)
1972 Stunwand (from Hellstrom's Hive by Frank Herbert)
1972 Hubrizine (from We Can Build You by Philip K. Dick)
1972 Mini-Sneaker (from The Godmakers by Brian Herbert)
1972 Procreative Stump (from Hellstrom's Hive by Frank Herbert)
1972 Transmit-Paper - first use of this idea (from The Godmakers by Frank Herbert)
1972 Go-Buggy (from The Godmakers by Frank Herbert)
1972 Crechepod - full life support (from The Godmakers by Frank Herbert)
1972 Displacement Booth - instant transport via teleportation (from Flash Crowd by Larry Niven)
1972 Window-Cleaner Robots (from Rendezvous With Rama by Arthur C. Clarke)
1972 Ilse - first intelligent ship brain (from Long Shot by Vernor Vinge)
1972 WatchdØg (Watchdog) - guardian for a planet (from WatchdØg by Jack C. Haldeman)
1972 Chemical Orders (from Hellstrom's Hive by Frank Herbert)
1972 Tickler - clears smog (from Eurema's Dam by R.A. Lafferty)
1972 Implant-Watch - this is so cool (from Cloak of Anarchy by Larry Niven)
1972 Biot (from Rendezvous With Rama by Arthur C. Clarke)
1972 King's Free Park - a long narrow park (from Cloak of Anarchy by Larry Niven)
1972 Ultraminiature Spy-Circuit (from The Unknown by Christopher Anvil)
1972 Key Club - by booth id only (from Flash Crowd by Larry Niven)
1972 Copseye - a surveillance drone (from Cloak of Anarchy by Larry Niven)
1972 P-Terminal Implant - turn yourself on (from The Terminal Man by Michael Crichton)
1972 Flash Crowd (Flash Mob) - or flash mob (from Flash Crowd by Larry Niven)
1972 Newstaper Gear (from Flash Crowd by Larry Niven)
1972 Ironing Robot (from Iron (утюг) by Mikhail Mikheev)
1972 Artificial Muscles - for cyborgs (from Cyborg by Martin Caidin)
1972 The Krang - instrument or weapon? (from The Tar-Aiym Krang by Alan Dean Foster)
1973 Slowboat (from Protector by Larry Niven)
1973 Welton Cube - fine grain storage (from Time Enough For Love by Robert Heinlein)
1973 Ram Field - tweaked Bussard Ramjet (from Protector by Larry Niven)
1973 Twing - twine by NASA (from Protector by Larry Niven)
1973 Implanted Interface With Retinal Nerves (from The Continuous Katherine Mortenhoe (The Unsleeping Eye) by D.G. Compton)
1973 Gravity Lens - see the stars (from Protector by Larry Niven)
1973 Ultramicrominiature Waldo (from Time Enough For Love by Robert Heinlein)
1973 Artificial Gravity-Assisted Childbirth (from Time Enough For Love by Robert Heinlein)
1973 Softener Key (from Protector by Larry Niven)
1973 Frictionless Cups (from Protector by Larry Niven)
1973 Decibel Alarms - shhh! we're protesting (from A Bridle for Pegasus by Anne McCaffrey)
1973 Light-Sculpture (from Light Verse by Isaac Asimov)
1973 Monopole Mining (from Protector by Larry Niven)
1974 Acceleration Chair (from The Mote in God's Eye by Larry Niven (w/J. Pournelle))
1974 Microtransmitter Dot (from Flow My Tears, The Policeman Said by Philip K. Dick)
1974 Time Dingbat - time machine welfare (from The Computer Connection by Alfred Bester)
1974 Laser Finger (from The Forever War by Jack C. Haldeman)
1974 Harvesting Saturn's Rings (from The Computer Connection by Alfred Bester)
1974 Tramline (from The Mote in God's Eye by Larry Niven (w/J. Pournelle))
1974 Langston Field - energy shield (from The Mote in God's Eye by Larry Niven (w/J. Pournelle))
1974 Acceleration Shell (from The Forever War by Joe Haldeman)
1974 Gee Bath - waterbeds for space craft (from The Mote in God's Eye by Larry Niven (w/J. Pournelle))
1974 Atmosphere Control (from The Mote in God's Eye by Larry Niven (w/J. Pournelle))
1974 Alderson Point - a wormhole to the stars (from The Mote in God's Eye by Larry Niven (w/J. Pournelle))
1974 Hand Computer (from The Mote in God's Eye by Larry Niven (w/J. Pournelle))
1974 Superconductor of Heat (from The Mote in God's Eye by Larry Niven (w/J. Pournelle))
1974 Projection Commercials - 3D advertisements (from The Computer Connection by Alfred Bester)
1974 Acceleration Couch (from The Mote in God's Eye by Larry Niven (w/J. Pournelle))
1974 Flesh Gun (from The Computer Connection by Alfred Bester)
1974 Powered Suit with Trauma Maintenance (from The Forever War by Joe Haldeman)
1974 Assault Ship (from The Forever War by Joe Haldeman)
1974 Collapsar Jump (from The Forever War by Joe Haldeman)
1974 Phone-Grid Transex Network (from Flow My Tears, The Policeman Said by Philip K. Dick)
1974 EEG-Gram Projection (from Flow My Tears, The Policeman Said by Philip K. Dick)
1974 Floating Building (from Flow My Tears, The Policeman Said by Philip K. Dick)
1974 Molemen (from The Computer Connection by Alfred Bester)
1974 KR-3 (from Flow My Tears, The Policeman Said by Philip K. Dick)
1974 Seed Bomb (from Flow My Tears, The Policeman Said by Philip K. Dick)
1974 Armor Cloth (from The Mote in God's Eye by Larry Niven (w/J. Pournelle))
1974 Robot Gas Station (from Flow My Tears, The Policeman Said by Philip K. Dick)
1974 Stimtab - stay alert (from The Forever War by Joe Haldeman)
1974 Talking Pamphlet - maybe too convenient (from Ellison Wonderland by Harlan Ellison)
1974 Skull Bug - implanted RFID monitor (from The Computer Connection by Alfred Bester)
1974 Projection - be in two places at once (from The Computer Connection by Alfred Bester)
1974 Picphone (from Flow My Tears, The Policeman Said by Philip K. Dick)
1974 Numbitol (from The Mote in God's Eye by Larry Niven (w/J. Pournelle))
1974 Pressor Field (from The Forever War by Joe Haldeman)
1974 Metal Paste (from The Mote in God's Eye by Larry Niven (w/J. Pournelle))
1974 Pressure Curtain (from The Mote in God's Eye by Larry Niven (w/J. Pournelle))
1975 National Network Surveillance (from The Shockwave Rider by John Brunner)
1975 Coley Group (from The Shockwave Rider by John Brunner)
1975 Computer Worm (Tapeworm) - first use of the concept (from The Shockwave Rider by John Brunner)
1975 Autoporter - personal baggage handler (from The Shockwave Rider by John Brunner)
1975 Hearing Aid - someone to listen (from The Shockwave Rider by John Brunner)
1975 Paid Avoidance Zone - primitive on purpose (from The Shockwave Rider by John Brunner)
1975 Personal Smelter - make your own ingot (from The Shockwave Rider by John Brunner)
1975 Delphi Pool (from The Shockwave Rider by John Brunner)
1975 Modded Dog (from The Shockwave Rider by John Brunner)
1975 Data-Net (from The Shockwave Rider by John Brunner)
1975 Government Data Transparency (from The Shockwave Rider by John Brunner)
1975 Inflatable Church (from The Shockwave Rider by John Brunner)
1975 Retaliatory Tapeworm (Counter-Worm) - take that! (from The Shockwave Rider by John Brunner)
1975 Net Shutdown Worm - computer tapeworm project (from The Shockwave Rider by John Brunner)
1975 Tiered Internet (from The Shockwave Rider by John Brunner)
1975 Data-Retrieval Mode - data recovery for brains (from The Shockwave Rider by John Brunner)
1975 Electronic Voting (from The Shockwave Rider by John Brunner)
1976 Minisec (from Imperial Earth by Arthur C. Clarke)
1976 Lightsaber - the original light saber (from Star Wars by George Lucas)
1976 Deflector Shield (from Star Wars by George Lucas)
1976 Skyhook - unique lifter (from West of Honor by Jerry Pournelle)
1976 Anabolic Protoplaser (from Spock, Messiah! by Theodore Cogswell (w/C. Spano))
1976 Strakh - prestige in payment (from The Moon Moth by Jack Vance)
1976 Empty Man - a body ready for a mind (from A World Out of Time by Larry Niven)
1976 RNA Shots - don't read Cliff notes; eat Cliff (from A World Out of Time by Larry Niven)
1976 Escape Pod - check the pod, Darth (from Star Wars by George Lucas)
1976 Nemourlon (from West of Honor by Jerry Pournelle)
1976 Asymptotic Drive (from Imperial Earth by Arthur C. Clarke)
1976 Ixian Sight Mask (from Children of Dune by Frank Herbert)
1976 Automatic Control Car (from Imperial Earth by Arthur C. Clarke)
1976 Tagalong (from In the Bowl by John Varley)
1976 Comlink (from Star Wars by George Lucas)
1976 T.I.E. Fighter (Tie Fighter) - the bane of the rebel resistance in Star Wars (from Star Wars by George Lucas)
1976 Hangman - robot telefactor (from My Name is Legion by Roger Zelazny)
1976 Gravity-assisted Subway - the shortest possible distance (from A World Out of Time by Larry Niven)
1976 3D 'Chess' Game Board - let the wookie win (from Star Wars by George Lucas)
1976 Poster TV - flattest of flat screen TVs (from A World Out of Time by Larry Niven)
1976 Smother-Charge (from My Name is Legion by Roger Zelazny)
1976 Young-Forever (from A World Out of Time by Larry Niven)
1976 Zero-Time Jail - no time off for good behavior (from A World Out of Time by Larry Niven)
1976 Bubble Car - does it come in moiré? (from A World Out of Time by Larry Niven)
1976 Dog Suit - costumes for aliens that work (from Doorways in the Sand by Roger Zelazny)
1976 Star Stone (Speicus) - this is a recording (from Doorways in the Sand by Roger Zelazny)
1976 Sensor Arm (from Star Wars by George Lucas)
1976 Rhennius Machine - reverse yourself (from Doorways in the Sand by Roger Zelazny)
1976 Womb Room - return to the control room (from A World Out of Time by Larry Niven)
1976 Moon Moth - a plain and timid mask (from The Moon Moth by Jack Vance)
1976 Ion Cannon (from Star Wars by George Lucas)
1976 Lunar Disneyland - underground playground (from The Phantom of Kansas by John Varley)
1976 Landspeeder - the future of hovercraft (from Star Wars by George Lucas)
1976 Neuristor Brain (from My Name is Legion by Roger Zelazny)
1976 Environmental Happening (from The Phantom of Kansas by John Varley)
1976 Droid - lucas trademark (from Star Wars by George Lucas)
1976 RUMOKO - island builder (from My Name is Legion by Roger Zelazny)
1976 Death Star - that's no moon (from Star Wars by George Lucas)
1976 Dray-Fish - harness fish power (from The Moon Moth by Jack Vance)
1976 Vaporator (from Star Wars by George Lucas)
1976 R2-D2 (Artoo-Detoo) - the original (from Star Wars by George Lucas)
1976 Sonic Curtain (Sound Lock) - undersea door (from My Name is Legion by Roger Zelazny)
1976 Stimic - instrument for cool disapproval (from The Moon Moth by Jack Vance)
1976 Bussard Ramjet - hydrogen ramscoop (from A World Out of Time by Larry Niven)
1976 Biological Package Probe - automaton Johnny Appleseed (from A World Out of Time by Larry Niven)
1976 Bubble City (from My Name is Legion by Roger Zelazny)
1976 Robot Surgeon (from The Bicentennial Man by Isaac Asimov)
1976 Restraining Bolt - keeps robots in check (from Star Wars by George Lucas)
1976 Sandcrawler - Jawa condo (from Star Wars by George Lucas)
1976 Supralight Drive (from Star Wars by George Lucas)
1976 Remote (or Seeker Remote) - Jedi training device (from Star Wars by George Lucas)
1977 Rogue World (from Dying of the Light by George RR Martin)
1977 Symb (from The Ophiuchi Hotline by John Varley)
1977 Gravity Train (from The Ophiuchi Hotline by John Varley)
1977 Trimagniscope - see inside any object (from Inherit the Stars by James P. Hogan)
1977 Pork Tree - long and lean (from The Ophiuchi Hotline by John Varley)
1977 Memory Recording (from The Ophiuchi Hotline by John Varley)
1977 Holo-Printing (from A Scanner Darkly by Philip K. Dick)
1977 Transmitter Eyes (from The Dosadi Experiment by Frank Herbert)
1977 Holo-Cube (from A Scanner Darkly by Philip K. Dick)
1977 Cephalochromoscope (Cephscope) - see what's going on in there (from A Scanner Darkly by Philip K. Dick)
1977 Holo-Scanner (from A Scanner Darkly by Philip K. Dick)
1977 High Kavalaan Aircar - superbad SUV of the air (from Dying of the Light by George RR Martin)
1977 Glowstone - great at parties (from Dying of the Light by George RR Martin)
1977 Briefcase Computer - early reference (from Inherit the Stars by James P. Hogan)
1977 Sky-Scoot - flying foils (from Dying of the Light by George RR Martin)
1977 Chameleon Cloth - great camouflage (from Dying of the Light by George RR Martin)
1977 Darkdawn City - the venue is musical (from Dying of the Light by George RR Martin)
1977 Scramble Suit - instant anonymity (from A Scanner Darkly by Philip K. Dick)
1977 Life Bank (from The Ophiuchi Hotline by John Varley)
1977 Personality Simulator - game your office politics (from The Dosadi Experiment by Frank Herbert)
1977 Tracked Vehicle - better than Hummer (from The Dosadi Experiment by Frank Herbert)
1977 Swimming Tubes - water-filled for frog people (from The Dosadi Experiment by Frank Herbert)
1977 Armored Clothing - modern armor (from The Dosadi Experiment by Frank Herbert)
1977 Grapple Tracks - auto parking (from The Dosadi Experiment by Frank Herbert)
1977 Skitter - electric carts on Dosadi (from The Dosadi Experiment by Frank Herbert)
1977 Taprisiot Monitor Bead - last chance to surveil (from The Dosadi Experiment by Frank Herbert)
1977 Genoprinter (from The Ophiuchi Hotline by John Varley)
1977 Alien Zoo (from The Dosadi Experiment by Frank Herbert)
1977 Holomist (from The Ophiuchi Hotline by John Varley)
1977 Ghostsmoke (from The Ophiuchi Hotline by John Varley)
1977 Daily Schedule (DS) - intelligent day planner (from The Dosadi Experiment by Frank Herbert)
1977 Caleban Contact - listen to the stars (from The Dosadi Experiment by Frank Herbert)
1977 Bedog - a comfy canine (from The Dosadi Experiment by Frank Herbert)
1977 Odalarm - aromatherapy wake-up call (from The Dosadi Experiment by Frank Herbert)
1977 Zoo Fences - made of acid (from The Dosadi Experiment by Frank Herbert)
1977 Taprisiot - galactic long distance calling (from The Dosadi Experiment by Frank Herbert)
1977 Sonabarrier - keep the vultures out (from The Dosadi Experiment by Frank Herbert)
1977 Uniflesh - skin for every occasion (from The Dosadi Experiment by Frank Herbert)
1977 Network Monitoring Detection - why the slowdown? (from The Dosadi Experiment by Frank Herbert)
1977 Graluz - breeding pond for frog people (from The Dosadi Experiment by Frank Herbert)
1977 Null-Suit (from The Ophiuchi Hotline by John Varley)
1977 Nullfield (from The Ophiuchi Hotline by John Varley)
1977 Centrifuge Room (from The Ophiuchi Hotline by John Varley)
1977 Antiholo Generator (from The Ophiuchi Hotline by John Varley)
1978 Hyperfilament (from The Fountains of Paradise by Arthur C. Clarke)
1978 Deposition (3D Printing) (from Assassin by James P. Hogan)
1978 CORA - Coronary Alarm (from The Fountains of Paradise by Arthur C. Clarke)
1978 Spider Space Elevator Test Vehicle - test the cables (from The Fountains of Paradise by Arthur C. Clarke)
1978 Holopad (from The Fountains of Paradise by Arthur C. Clarke)
1978 Structural Scanning (from Assassin by James P. Hogan)
1978 Personal Interest Profile (PIP) - invention of Google Alerts (from The Fountains of Paradise by Arthur C. Clarke)
1978 Space Elevator (Orbital Tower) - best novel reference (from The Fountains of Paradise by Arthur C. Clarke)
1978 Spinnerettes - handling nanofibers (from The Fountains of Paradise by Arthur C. Clarke)
1978 1D Diamond Crystal - might be a carbon fullerene molecule (from The Fountains of Paradise by Arthur C. Clarke)
1978 Operation Cleanup - remove orbital debris the brute force way (from The Fountains of Paradise by Arthur C. Clarke)
1978 Orbiting Factories (from The Fountains of Paradise by Arthur C. Clarke)
1979 Spider (from The Web Between the Worlds by Charles Sheffield)
1979 Towel - massively useful (from The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams)
1979 Wire-Gun (from Mobile Suit Gundam by Yoshiyuki Tomino)
1979 Marvin the Robot - brain the size of a planet (from The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams)
1979 Whale Waldo (from Sundiver by David Brin)
1979 Needles (Chocolate and Vanilla) (from Sundiver by David Brin)
1979 Sub-Etha Sens-O-Matic - better range than your thumb (from The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams)
1979 Gesture-Controlled Device (from The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams)
1979 Mobile Armor (from Mobile Suit Gundam by Yoshiyuki Tomino)
1979 Babel Fish - improbable translator (from The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams)
1979 Gundarium (from Mobile Suit Gundam by Yoshiyuki Tomino)
1979 Infinite Improbability Drive - what are the odds it exists? (from The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams)
1979 Whoopee Drive (from Space Angel by John Maddox Roberts)
1979 Self-Satisfied Door - aaaahh! (from The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams)
1979 Solar Flare System (from Mobile Suit Gundam by Yoshiyuki Tomino)
1979 Powergun (from Hammer's Slammers by David Drake)
1979 Deep Thought - second largest computer (from The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams)
1979 Repair Drones - flying fix-it bot (from The Two Faces of Tomorrow by James P. Hogan)
1979 Nutri-Matic - not quite tea (from The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams)
1979 Supertank (from Hammer's Slammers by David Drake)
1979 Minovsky Particles (from Mobile Suit Gundam by Yoshiyuki Tomino)
1979 GPP Genuine People Personalities (from The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams)
1979 Mobile Suit (from Mobile Suit Gundam by Yoshiyuki Tomino)
1979 Electronic Book - more massively useful than a towel (from The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams)
1979 Receptor Tape - very thin microphone (from The Face by Jack Vance)
1979 Conductive Film - spray on wire (from The Face by Jack Vance)
1979 Joo Janta 200 Super-Chromatic Peril Sensitive Sunglasses (from The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams)
1979 Computer Generated DigItal Music (from The Moon Goddess and the Son by Donald Kingsbury)
1980 Jumble-Box (from Changeling by Roger Zelazny)
1980 Solar-Powered UAV (from Changeling by Roger Zelazny)
1980 Tracer-Bird - the birdie watches you (from Changeling by Roger Zelazny)
1980 Watercouch (from Beyond the Blue Event Horizon by Frederik Pohl)
1980 Autonomously Recharging UAV (from Changeling by Roger Zelazny)
1980 Artificial Butterfly (from Changeling by Roger Zelazny)
1980 Wristband Viewer (from Changeling by Roger Zelazny)
1980 Wunderland Treatymaker - peace through power mining (from Ringworld Engineers by Larry Niven)
1980 Deep-Radar (from Ringworld Engineers by Larry Niven)
1980 Oort Cloud Processor - fast food from outer space (from Beyond the Blue Event Horizon by Frederik Pohl)
1980 Boosterspice - anti geriatric drug (from Ringworld Engineers by Larry Niven)
1980 Absolute Black - so dark, you can't see it (from Restaurant at the End of the Universe by Douglas Adams)
1980 Fuligin (from The Shadow of the Torturer by Gene Wolfe)
1980 Optic Prosthesis (from Changeling by Roger Zelazny)
1981 Telepresence Bulldozer - robotics for remote operation (from Oath of Fealty by Jerry Pournelle (w/L. Niven))
1981 Monitored In-Home Security Camera (from Oath of Fealty by Jerry Pournelle (w/L. Niven))
1981 Iceberg Water Tub - fresh water mountain (from Oath of Fealty by Jerry Pournelle (w/L. Niven))
1981 Big Noodle (from The Divine Invasion by Philip K. Dick)
1981 International Fantasy Gaming Society (IFGS) - the fictional basis for the real one (from Dream Park by Larry Niven (w/S. Barnes))
1981 Underground MagLev Train (from Dream Park by Larry Niven (w/S. Barnes))
1981 Portal (from True Names by Vernor Vinge)
1981 Cyborg Dolphin (Jones) - war surplus named Jones (from Johnny Mnemonic by William Gibson)
1981 Dream Park - theme park ancestor (from Dream Park by Larry Niven (w/S. Barnes))
1981 Sleeve Watch - multipurpose clothing (from Dream Park by Larry Niven (w/S. Barnes))
1981 Mechanical Mole - Underground vehicle (from Oath of Fealty by Jerry Pournelle (w/L. Niven))
1981 Tapeworm Tranquilizer (from Revolution from Rosinante by Alexis Arnaldus Gilliland)
1981 Mattress Sleep Sensor - foolproof anti-sleep (from Dream Park by Larry Niven (w/S. Barnes))
1981 Virtual world metaphor - early use (from True Names by Vernor Vinge)
1981 Sensory Skinsuit (from Dream Park by Larry Niven (w/S. Barnes))
1981 Virtual World Kiss (from True Names by Vernor Vinge)
1981 Gravity Whip - zero g on a budget (from Dream Park by Larry Niven (w/S. Barnes))
1981 Briefcase Console - the original notebook computer (from Oath of Fealty by Jerry Pournelle (w/L. Niven))
1981 Communications Implant - I think therefore I network (from Oath of Fealty by Jerry Pournelle (w/L. Niven))
1981 Robot Probes (Arr-twos) - remote-controlled eyes and ears (from Oath of Fealty by Larry Niven (w/J. Pournelle))
1981 Personality Simulator (from True Names by Vernor Vinge)
1981 Todos Santos Independency - maximize your green space (from Oath of Fealty by Jerry Pournelle (w/L. Niven))
1981 Data Space (from True Names by Vernor Vinge)
1982 Call Notification Unit (from Eye of Cat by Roger Zelazny)
1982 Micro Label (from Blade Runner by Ridley Scott)
1982 Matrix - shared virtual reality (from Burning Chrome by William Gibson)
1982 Voight-Kampff Test - are you human? (from Blade Runner by Ridley Scott)
1982 Designer Eyes (from Blade Runner by Ridley Scott)
1982 Cutoff Switch - a cable guillotine (from 2010 by Arthur C. Clarke)
1982 Flying Car (from Blade Runner by Ridley Scott)
1982 Full-Motion Building Advertising Facade - a new life awaits (from Blade Runner by Ridley Scott)
1982 Heritable Memories Bloodline (from The Time of the Dark by Barbara Hambly)
1982 Command Microphone - for Battle Commanders (from Diplomat At Arms by Keith Laumer)
1982 Trip-Box (from Eye of Cat by Roger Zelazny)
1982 UHF Shower (from Eye of Cat by Roger Zelazny)
1982 Genetically Tailored Trees (from Eye of Cat by Roger Zelazny)
1982 Mindwipe - you may not want your mind (from Mindkiller by Spider Robinson)
1982 Automated Travel Bureau (from Friday by Robert Heinlein)
1982 Shipstone - lots of power (from Friday by Robert Heinlein)
1982 Public Eye (from Friday by Robert Heinlein)
1982 SAL 9000 (from 2010 by Arthur C. Clarke)
1982 Hunter Program (from Mindkiller by Spider Robinson)
1982 Cyberspace - the original consensual hallucination (from Burning Chrome by William Gibson)
1982 Beanstalk (from Friday by Robert Heinlein)
1982 Advertising Airship (from Blade Runner by Ridley Scott)
1982 Esper Photo Analysis - zoom way in (from Blade Runner by Ridley Scott)
1982 Virtual Reality (Virtual Matrix) - early usage (from The Judas Mandala by Damien Broderick)
1983 Cerebral Microprocessors (from Millenium by John Varley)
1983 Wimp - body without a mind (from Millenium by John Varley)
1983 Scooter - zipping around the moon (from Against Infinity by Gregory Benford)
1983 Luggage - sentient container (from The Color of Magic by Terry Pratchett)
1983 Skinsuit (from Millenium by John Varley)
1983 Spark Plug (Systematician) (from Dream Thief by Stephen Lawhead)
1983 People-Sorter - catalog them quickly (from Millenium by John Varley)
1983 AM-280 Needle Rifle (from A Matter For Men by David Gerrold)
1983 Twonky - trashes the time stream (from Millenium by John Varley)
1983 Tether Space Station (from Tank Farm Dynamo by David Brin)
1983 Time Capsule - time traveler's use them (from Millenium by John Varley)
1983 Revitalizer Console. - perk up your bloodstream (from Millenium by John Varley)
1983 Speedcap - late? Go ballistic! (from Millenium by John Varley)
1983 Post Office - special package delivery (from Millenium by John Varley)
1983 Handbag Computer (from The Futurological Congress by Stanislaw Lem)
1983 Timepress - time in a bottle (from Millenium by John Varley)
1983 Nullboxing Bubble (from Streetlethal by Steven Barnes)
1983 Gnome - built into life support (from Millenium by John Varley)
1983 Big Computer - wide-screen Jehovah (from Millenium by John Varley)
1984 Wintermute (from Neuromancer by William Gibson)
1984 Low-Gravity Velodrome (from Neuromancer by William Gibson)
1984 Edgar (from Electric Dreams by Rusty Lemorande)
1984 Selected Melanin Boosting - designer tan (from Neuromancer by William Gibson)
1984 Flexitime - you've had enough, pal (from Master of Space and Time by Rudy Rucker)
1984 Meat Puppet (from Neuromancer by William Gibson)
1984 Pulse-Timer (from Heretics of Dune by Frank Herbert)
1984 Sparkers - tasty watts for aliens (from Niven's Laws by Larry Niven)
1984 Neural Cut Out Chip - makes a meat puppet (from Neuromancer by William Gibson)
1984 Chirpsithra Supercomputer - build your own (from Niven's Laws by Larry Niven)
1984 Composite Expert System - interface with a heart (from Twenty Evocations by Bruce Sterling)
1984 Kuang Grade Mark Eleven Penetration Program (from Neuromancer by William Gibson)
1984 JAL Shuttle (from Neuromancer by William Gibson)
1984 Temporary Quarters - interior tents (from Neuromancer by William Gibson)
1984 Robot Crab - robot gardener (from Neuromancer by William Gibson)
1984 Toothbud Transplant - implanted teeth (from Neuromancer by William Gibson)
1984 Medically Applicable Biochip - a microarray (from Blood Music by Greg Bear)
1984 Muscle Graft - got muscles? (from Neuromancer by William Gibson)
1984 Ghost Trap (from Ghostbusters by Harold Ramis)
1984 SimStim - playback your internal experience (from Neuromancer by William Gibson)
1984 Nikon Eyes - cultivated eyes (from Neuromancer by William Gibson)
1984 Contact Venom (from Twenty Evocations by Bruce Sterling)
1984 No-Globe (from Heretics of Dune by Frank Herbert)
1984 Ixian Probe (from Heretics of Dune by Frank Herbert)
1984 Planck Juice - pre-quark beverage (from Master of Space and Time by Rudy Rucker)
1984 Shere - beat the brain scan (from Heretics of Dune by Frank Herbert)
1984 No-Ship (from Heretics of Dune by Frank Herbert)
1984 Life-shield Blanket - save from sensors (from Heretics of Dune by Frank Herbert)
1984 Nullentropy Bin - world's best salad crisper (from Heretics of Dune by Frank Herbert)
1984 Agony Box - testing for humans (from Heretics of Dune by Frank Herbert)
1984 House Records -10K years of information management (from Heretics of Dune by Frank Herbert)
1984 Datacase - a status-thin briefcase for electronics (from Heretics of Dune by Frank Herbert)
1984 Comeye - portable video camera (from Heretics of Dune by Frank Herbert)
1984 Biologics - organic computing (from Blood Music by Greg Bear)
1984 House Records Archivist - forget holographic memories (from Heretics of Dune by Frank Herbert)
1984 Intellectual Cell - cellular computing (from Blood Music by Greg Bear)
1984 Coffin Rack - coffin hotel (from The Science Fiction Yearbook (ed. Jerry Pournelle) by William Gibson)
1984 Optic Television (from Twenty Evocations by Bruce Sterling)
1984 Tug Space-going version of the ocean vehicle (from Neuromancer by William Gibson)
1984 Repair Drone (from Neuromancer by William Gibson)
1984 ICE (intrusion countermeasures electronics) - anti-hacker (from Neuromancer by William Gibson)
1984 Freeside Orbital Resort (from Neuromancer by William Gibson)
1984 Vat Grown Meat - no animals harmed (from Neuromancer by William Gibson)
1984 Panther Modern (from Neuromancer by William Gibson)
1984 Implanted Microprocessor Monitor (from Neuromancer by William Gibson)
1984 Mimetic Polycarbon Suit - urban camouflage (from Neuromancer by William Gibson)
1984 Interactive Suicide Note (from Press Enter by John Varley)
1984 Electromagnetic Shotgun - take out an AI (from Neuromancer by William Gibson)
1984 Proton Pack - don't cross the streams (from Ghostbusters by Harold Ramis)
1984 Talking Head - retro output device (from Neuromancer by William Gibson)
1984 Display-Induced Epileptic Seizure - you looked, you looked (from Press Enter by John Varley)
1984 Privacy Screen (from Neuromancer by William Gibson)
1984 Mirrorshades - Surgically Inset Glasses - why buy expensive frames? (from Neuromancer by William Gibson)
1984 Microsoft - the cool kind (from Neuromancer by William Gibson)
1984 Biological Circuit Fabrication (from The Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe by Author Unknown)
1984 Computer-Created Dub (from Neuromancer by William Gibson)
1984 Construct - persona in software (from Neuromancer by William Gibson)
1985 Bat Wings - enable personal flight (from Limits by Larry Niven)
1985 Subdermal Microchannels - dayglo body mod (from Stone Lives by Paul Di Filippo)
1985 Security Guard Robot (Sentry Robot) (from Runaway by Michael Crichton)
1985 Deceleration Paste - antidote for deceleration trauma (from Schismatrix by Bruce Sterling)
1985 Mechanist Drogue (from Schismatrix by Bruce Sterling)
1985 Free Play (The Mind Game) (from Ender's Game by Orson Scott Card)
1985 Orbital Retirement Hotel (from Contact by Carl Sagan)
1985 Desk (Personal Computer) (from Ender's Game by Orson Scott Card)
1985 Reactive Walls - club scene 2020 (from Freezone by John Shirley)
1985 Millipede Train - lotsa little legs (from Eon by Greg Bear)
1985 Big Push - miles long slingshot (from Limits by Larry Niven)
1985 Agricultural Robot Pest Controller - picking off the pests (from Runaway by Michael Crichton)
1985 Christmas Bush Motile Robot - very fine fingers (from Rocheworld by Robert Forward)
1985 CCD Eyes - metal eyes (from Stone Lives by Paul Di Filippo)
1985 Spider Robot (from Runaway by Michael Crichton)
1985 Smart Bullet - self-guided microshell (from Runaway by Michael Crichton)
1985 Sentient Room - not the Radisson (from Schismatrix by Bruce Sterling)
1985 Flying Crowbars - speed kills (from Footfall by Larry Niven (w/J. Pournelle))
1985 Police Sketch Artist Software - pc-based police art (from Runaway by Michael Crichton)
1985 Digger Worm - mining robot (from With Friends Like These by Connie Willis)
1985 Sniffer Robot (from Runaway by Michael Crichton)
1985 Sleep Tube (from Solstice by James Patrick Kelly)
1985 Military Spider (from A Day For Damnation by David Gerrold)
1985 Tube Rack (from Solstice by James Patrick Kelly)
1985 Skyball (from A Day For Damnation by David Gerrold)
1985 Survival Bubble (Beach Ball) - personal rescue enclosure (from Footfall by Larry Niven (w/J. Pournelle))
1985 Car Dashboard Drone Controller (from Runaway by Michael Crichton)
1985 Michael (Orion Ship) - atomic pulse rocket (from Footfall by Larry Niven (w/J. Pournelle))
1985 Earmite (from Freezone by John Shirley)
1985 Fieldstim (from Freezone by John Shirley)
1985 Flash Suit - laser game suit (from Ender's Game by Orson Scott Card)
1985 Battleroom - ultimate antigrav gaming (from Ender's Game by Orson Scott Card)
1985 Car Sound Tape - what does a hybrid sound like? (from The Cat Who Walks Through Walls by Robert Heinlein)
1985 Visor - personal screen (from Freezone by John Shirley)
1985 Mnemotropin - helps you build memory (from Stone Lives by Paul Di Filippo)
1985 Spetsdöd (from The Man Who Never Missed by Steve Perry)
1985 Video-Manicuring Program (from Schismatrix by Bruce Sterling)
1985 Beta Beam Satellite (from Limits by Larry Niven)
1985 Self-Propelled Road Mine (from Runaway by Michael Crichton)
1985 Resting Pits (from Limits by Larry Niven)
1985 Microwave Beamer (from Limits by Larry Niven)
1985 Circumlunar - home with lunar views (from Schismatrix by Bruce Sterling)
1985 Sours (from Schismatrix by Bruce Sterling)
1985 Drone Floater Camera - fly and spy (from Runaway by Michael Crichton)
1985 Plug-Ups (from Passage at Arms by Glen Cook)
1985 Adnix (from Contact by Carl Sagan)
1985 Freezone - artificial island community (from Freezone by John Shirley)
1985 Wire Act (from Freezone by John Shirley)
1985 Imp Personal Robot (from Rocheworld by Robert Forward)
1986 Biosoft (from Count Zero by William Gibson)
1986 Polycarbon Phone Screen (from Count Zero by William Gibson)
1986 Orbital Terminus - airport in orbit (from Count Zero by William Gibson)
1986 Slamhound (from Count Zero by William Gibson)
1986 Robot Gun (from Aliens by Alan Dean Foster)
1986 Dustplug - cover your Microsoft slot (from Count Zero by William Gibson)
1986 Shiftsuit (from Matadora by Steve Perry)
1986 Effective Human Implant Technology (EHIT) (from Snake-Eyes by Tom Maddox)
1986 Uterine Replicator (from Shards of Honor by Lois McMaster Bujold)
1986 Ghostwheel (from Blood of Amber by Roger Zelazny)
1986 Blaupunkt Holostage - a tabletop 3D projector (from Snake-Eyes by Tom Maddox)
1986 Memory Biochip (from Shards of Honor by Lois McMaster Bujold)
1987 Moddy - no personality? No problem! (from When Gravity Fails by George Alec Effinger)
1987 Predator Wrist Display (from Predator by John McTiernan)
1987 Webcast - first use (from Armageddon Blues by D.K. Moran)
1987 Hushicopter (from Fantastic Voyage II: Destination Brain by Isaac Asimov)
1987 Robot Cells (Crystal-Shaped Modules) - robot building blocks (from Isaac Asimov's Odyssey : Robot City: Book1 by Michael P. Kube-McDowell)
1987 Boomer Park - where we're going (from Nanotime by Bart Kosko)
1987 Birthing egg - IVF without the bother (from Nanotime by Bart Kosko)
1987 Smart Lanes - my way IS the highway (from Nanotime by Bart Kosko)
1987 Chiphead - circuits rule, neurons drool (from Nanotime by Bart Kosko)
1987 Ice Dart - shot with an icicle (from Nanotime by Bart Kosko)
1987 Raisin - intelligent hearing aid (from Nanotime by Bart Kosko)
1987 Hostage Gas (from The Uplift War by David Brin)
1987 Electric Monk - belief on demand (from Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency by Douglas Adams)
1987 Superacid - smart acid (from Nanotime by Bart Kosko)
1988 High Orbit Archipelago (from Mona Lisa Overdrive by William Gibson)
1988 Brainlock - life in the now (from Mona Lisa Overdrive by William Gibson)
1988 Polycarbon Exo - a military exoskeleton (from Mona Lisa Overdrive by William Gibson)
1988 Sculpted Teeth (from Mona Lisa Overdrive by William Gibson)
1988 Automated Space Factories (from Mona Lisa Overdrive by William Gibson)
1988 Jet-Down - explore planets (from Prelude to Foundation by Isaac Asimov)
1988 Recorded Personalities (from Mona Lisa Overdrive by William Gibson)
1988 Lunar Concrete (from Mona Lisa Overdrive by William Gibson)
1988 Korsakov's - mind control (from Mona Lisa Overdrive by William Gibson)
1988 Head-Molding Skincaps - (from Prelude to Foundation by Isaac Asimov)
1988 Projection Rig - envy of presenters (from Mona Lisa Overdrive by William Gibson)
1988 SIN (Single Identification Number) - national ID (from Mona Lisa Overdrive by William Gibson)
1988 House Voice - Thurber's nightmare (from Mona Lisa Overdrive by William Gibson)
1988 Dornier - VTOL surveillance drone (from Mona Lisa Overdrive by William Gibson)
1988 Bank Chip - a smart credit card (from Mona Lisa Overdrive by William Gibson)
1988 Trode-Net - electrode webbing (from Mona Lisa Overdrive by William Gibson)
1988 Maas-Neotek Biochip (from Mona Lisa Overdrive by William Gibson)
1988 Book-Film - literary storage (from Prelude to Foundation by Isaac Asimov)
1988 Air-Taxi - hail the skies (from Prelude to Foundation by Isaac Asimov)
1988 Hovercraft - rides on a cushion of air (from Mona Lisa Overdrive by William Gibson)
1988 Flickercladding - light emission and absorption (from Wetware by Rudy Rucker)
1988 Cleaning Machine Warren (from Mona Lisa Overdrive by William Gibson)
1988 Steel Drugs - in a tank (from Islands in the Net by Bruce Sterling)
1988 Gravitic Lift (from Prelude to Foundation by Isaac Asimov)
1988 Suit Designer (from Mona Lisa Overdrive by William Gibson)
1988 Dainties - tasty spheres (from Prelude to Foundation by Isaac Asimov)
1988 High Tech Trash Can - every beach should have one (from Islands in the Net by Bruce Sterling)
1988 Data Haven - an alternative web host (from Islands in the Net by Bruce Sterling)
1988 Video-Glasses - see in all directions at once (from Islands in the Net by Bruce Sterling)
1988 Inert Resin - resinous coatings (from Islands in the Net by Bruce Sterling)
1988 Jackleg - dodge the data cops (from Islands in the Net by Bruce Sterling)
1988 Didge-Ital - (from Islands in the Net by Bruce Sterling)
1988 Videoshades - be sure to get wraparound style (from Islands in the Net by Bruce Sterling)
1988 Watchphone (from Islands in the Net by Bruce Sterling)
1988 Digital Running Shoes - just measure it (from Islands in the Net by Bruce Sterling)
1988 Microfarm (from Prelude to Foundation by Isaac Asimov)
1988 Twist-Box - hack your own reality (from Wetware by Rudy Rucker)
1988 Week Trees - quick bonsai (from Wetware by Rudy Rucker)
1988 Vizzyprint - phone printer (from Wetware by Rudy Rucker)
1988 People-Mover (from Wetware by Rudy Rucker)
1988 Heartshirt - wear your pulse on your sleeve (from Wetware by Rudy Rucker)
1988 Boppers - robots do their own thing (from Wetware by Rudy Rucker)
1988 Scop - the future of food? (from Islands in the Net by Bruce Sterling)
1989 Voxbox - talking back (from Tekwar by William Shatner)
1989 Worldweb All Thing (from Hyperion by Dan Simmons)
1989 Cybrid - person as data terminal (from Hyperion by Dan Simmons)
1989 Lifezone - biosphere (from Tides of Light by Gregory Benford)
1989 Wrist Command - very trek (from Tides of Light by Gregory Benford)
1989 Orbiting Penal Colony - Alcatraz in orbit (from Tekwar by William Shatner)
1989 Kamikaze Andy - not Threepio (from Tekwar by William Shatner)
1989 Treeship (from Hyperion by Dan Simmons)
1989 Hawking Mat - okay, it's a flying carpet (from Hyperion by Dan Simmons)
1989 Farcaster - step through to another planet (from Hyperion by Dan Simmons)
1989 Free-fall Couch (from Hyperion by Dan Simmons)
1989 Credit Wake - credit card transaction blog (from Hyperion by Dan Simmons)
1989 Fatline - FTL communication (from Hyperion by Dan Simmons)
1989 Can City - spinning space habitat (from Hyperion by Dan Simmons)
1989 Universal Card - every planet you want to be (from Hyperion by Dan Simmons)
1989 Rotated Solid Space Habitat - a solid can city (from Iron by Poul Anderson)
1989 Datumplane (from Hyperion by Dan Simmons)
1989 Micromind - just a little AI (from Tides of Light by Gregory Benford)
1989 Internet Addiction (from Hyperion by Dan Simmons)
1989 Flat Photo (from Hyperion by Dan Simmons)
1989 Schrön Loop - ultimate portable data storage (from Hyperion by Dan Simmons)
1989 TechnoCore (from Hyperion by Dan Simmons)
1990 Lawyer Program - AI goes to the dark side (from Earth by David Brin)
1990 Autosecretary (Autosec) - clipping service for the net (from Earth by David Brin)
1990 Citizen Journalism - silence dogood lives! (from Earth by David Brin)
1990 Genetic Ark - conserve the genome (from Earth by David Brin)
1990 General Bodies Tortoise - terrapin fast (from Sparrowhawk by Thomas A. Easton)
1990 Roachster (from Sparrowhawk by Thomas A. Easton)
1990 Reading Plaque - ultrathin display (from Earth by David Brin)
1990 Kinotrope (from The Difference Engine by William Gibson (w/B. Sterling))
1990 Garbage Mine - there's gold in them heaps (from Earth by David Brin)
1990 Vivisector - software deconstruction (from Earth by David Brin)
1990 True-Vu Lenses (Goggles) - sneak a peek (from Earth by David Brin)
1990 Dozer - cadge some O2 (from Earth by David Brin)
1990 Magnus-Effect Ambulance - sidewise force (from Earth by David Brin)
1990 Polar Ice (from The Ring of Charon by Roger MacBride Allen)
1990 Sunshade-Photocell Collector (from Earth by David Brin)
1990 Anti-Onc Cream - cancer remedy (from Earth by David Brin)
1990 Fabricow (from Piecework by David Brin)
1990 Mammontelephas - baby mammoths (from Earth by David Brin)
1990 Personal Cache - a digital safety deposit box (from Earth by David Brin)
1990 Oxygen Hip Flask - just a quick nip (from Earth by David Brin)
1990 E-Document Distribution - step up to the kiosk (from Earth by David Brin)
1990 Filter Program - live in your own world (from Earth by David Brin)
1990 Quantum Logic Thinker (QL) - fuzzy logic thinker (from Heads by Greg Bear)
1990 Portable Ident-Plate - quick prints (from Earth by David Brin)
1990 Dustmice - tiny robot detectives (from Queen of Angels by Greg Bear)
1990 Cannibal Grass (from Sparrowhawk by Thomas A. Easton)
1990 Assassin Bird - genetically engineered (from Sparrowhawk by Thomas A. Easton)
1990 Deadman's Device (from Shadowspeer by Patricia Jo Clayton)
1990 Bioform House - pumpkin house (from Sparrowhawk by Thomas A. Easton)
1990 Live Carpet - sensor fibers are self-cleaning (from Queen of Angels by Greg Bear)
1990 Subvocal Input Device - under your breath (from Earth by David Brin)
1990 Bee Zapper - Star Wars for bugs (from Earth by David Brin)
1990 Predictions Registry - if you're sure (from Earth by David Brin)
1990 Dormancy Switch (from Sparrowhawk by Thomas A. Easton)
1990 Eloi - long lifers (from Queen of Angels by Greg Bear)
1990 Hanky Bush - use the white leaves (from Sparrowhawk by Thomas A. Easton)
1990 Monomol Mesh Armor - chain (molecule) mail (from Queen of Angels by Greg Bear)
1990 Home Manager - AI + Franklin Planner (from Queen of Angels by Greg Bear)
1990 Sonomagnetic Fabric - listen with your shirt (from Earth by David Brin)
1990 Leaf Screens (from Sparrowhawk by Thomas A. Easton)
1990 Tracking Bracelet - a high security device (from Shadowspeer by Patricia Jo Clayton)
1990 Data-Retrieval Programs - ferrets, hounds, foxes and badgers (from Earth by David Brin)
1990 Purza the Pukha (from The Rowan by Anne McCaffrey)
1990 EmilyPost - checks for flames (from Earth by David Brin)
1991 Screening Software (from The Moat by Greg Egan)
1991 Spotlight of Heat (Orbital Microwaves) - magical heat from above (from Fallen Angels by Larry Niven w/Pournelle, Flynn)
1991 Stimsuit (from Heavy Time by C.J. Cherryh)
1991 Flatscreen Movie - old-fashioned 2D entertainment (from Orbital Resources by John Barnes)
1991 Tiersian Therapy (from Red Orc's Revenge by Philip Jose Farmer)
1991 Patient Bath Robot (from Roujin Z by Katsuhiro Otomo)
1991 Roujin Z-0001 Robotic Bed - military bed robot (from Roujin Z by Katsuhiro Otomo)
1991 Seeder Ramship (from Rammer by Larry Niven)
1991 Law Expert System (LEX) - law software (from The Moat by Greg Egan)
1991 Teaching Chair (from Rammer by Larry Niven)
1991 Donnersprache (from Silent Thunder by Dean Ing)
1992 Dentata - anti-rape device worn internally (from Snow Crash by Neal Stephenson)
1992 Reason Hypervelocity Railgun (from Snow Crash by Neal Stephenson)
1992 Hoverlimo - hovercraft for hire (from Steel Beach by John Varley)
1992 Rat Thing (from Snow Crash by Neal Stephenson)
1992 EverRest Cryotorium - cryonics in orbit (from Flare by Roger Zelazny)
1992 Sven - AI investigator (from The Turing Option by Harry Harrison)
1992 Burbclave - autonomous suburban enclave (from Snow Crash by Neal Stephenson)
1992 High-Voltage Cuffs - Captain Nemo likes (from Snow Crash by Neal Stephenson)
1992 Sintered Armorgel (from Snow Crash by Neal Stephenson)
1992 CIC Virtual Earth - google earth (from Snow Crash by Neal Stephenson)
1992 Skrode (from A Fire Upon The Deep by Vernor Vinge)
1992 Readout Skin - Gutenberg gets tattoos (from Steel Beach by John Varley)
1992 Padloid - National Enquirer on your tablet PC (from Steel Beach by John Varley)
1992 Loogie Gun - can't we have nonviolent AND sanitary? (from Snow Crash by Neal Stephenson)
1992 Avatar - godlike poseurs (from Snow Crash by Neal Stephenson)
1992 Dataset (from A Fire Upon The Deep by Vernor Vinge)
1992 Smartwheels - variable length spokes (from Snow Crash by Neal Stephenson)
1992 MagnaPoon - as in harpoon (from Snow Crash by Neal Stephenson)
1992 U-Stor-It - go store yourself (from Snow Crash by Neal Stephenson)
1992 Hypercard - it sure carries a lot of weight (from Snow Crash by Neal Stephenson)
1992 P-120 Reconnaissance Robot (from A Season for Slaughter by David Gerrold)
1992 Metaverse - the whole virtual world (from Snow Crash by Neal Stephenson)
1992 Transdress - transparent clothing (from The California Voodoo Game by Larry Niven (w/S. Barnes))
1992 DreamTime Scleral Contact Lenses - VR contact lenses (from The California Voodoo Game by Larry Niven (w/S. Barnes))
1992 Direct Interface - cut NaturallySpeaking out of the loop (from Steel Beach by John Varley)
1992 Arachnofiber Uniforms - Spidey delivers pizza (from Snow Crash by Neal Stephenson)
1992 Avatar Construction Set - build your virtual self (from Snow Crash by Neal Stephenson)
1992 Handwriter - tattoo as output device (from Steel Beach by John Varley)
1992 Data Goggles - immerse yourself in the matrix (from Snow Crash by Neal Stephenson)
1992 Reality Graphics (from A Fire Upon The Deep by Vernor Vinge)
1992 Nanobot (from Steel Beach by John Varley)
1992 Deliverator Car - pizza on the edge (from Snow Crash by Neal Stephenson)
1992 Airbag Jacket - instant Michelin Man (from Snow Crash by Neal Stephenson)
1992 Smart Pizza Box - your pizza knows if it's late (from Snow Crash by Neal Stephenson)
1993 Separated At Birth Database (from Virtual Light by William Gibson)
1993 Diagnostic Sleeve - smarter than a BP cuff (from Gripping Hand by Larry Niven (w/J. Pournelle))
1993 Fractal Knife - more cutting surface (from Virtual Light by William Gibson)
1993 Hood Hologram (from Virtual Light by William Gibson)
1993 Canola Oil - a cob in your tank (from Virtual Light by William Gibson)
1993 Chunker - non-violent weapon (from Virtual Light by William Gibson)
1993 Stealth House - toxic dwellings (from Virtual Light by William Gibson)
1994 Dope Mule Robot - fast delivery in a pinch (from Heavy Weather by Bruce Sterling)
1994 Virtuality Helmet ('Virching' Helmet) (from Heavy Weather by Bruce Sterling)
1994 Smart Rope (from Heavy Weather by Bruce Sterling)
1994 Vai-Chi - virtual tai chi (from Rim by Alexander Besher)
1994 Virtual Reality Ceremony - serving up VR (from Rim by Alexander Besher)
1994 Neuro-netsukes - tiny personality construct (from Rim by Alexander Besher)
1994 Voice-Changing Bowtie - hey, it's me (from Case Closed (Detective Conan) by Gosho Aoyama)
1994 VR Dyslexia - take those glasses off! (from Rim by Alexander Besher)
1994 Holo (License) - 3D driver's license (from Rim by Alexander Besher)
1994 Auto-Treadmills (Needle-Gym) (from Natulife by David Brin)
1994 Home Termite Habitat (from Natulife by David Brin)
1994 Semisentient Plastic (from Ring by Stephen Baxter)
1994 Virtual Childrearing - long distance childcare (from Natulife by David Brin)
1994 Accu-Terrain Floor (from Natulife by David Brin)
1994 Stim-Crib (from Natulife by David Brin)
1994 Yeast-Beast Machine - meat in vat (from Natulife by David Brin)
1994 Wandering Mine (from Half the Day is Night by Maureen F. McHugh)
1994 Inflatable Expansion Bubble - temporary room for space craft (from Crashlander by Larry Niven)
1994 Crash Web (from Crashlander by Larry Niven)
1994 Embryo Visualization (from Daughter of Elysium by Joan Slonczewski)
1994 Neotopological Metaeuclidean Adjacency - just around the corner (from The Hole in the Hole by Terry Bisson)
1994 XV - share your thoughts (from Mother of Storms by John Barnes)
1994 Chemotactic Artificial Jellyfish - big jellies (from Big Jelly by Rudy Rucker (w/B. Sterling))
1994 XV Wedge - let me entertain you (from Mother of Storms by John Barnes)
1994 Mass Pointer (from Crashlander by Larry Niven)
1994 Escalladder - a ladder you can ride (from Crashlander by Larry Niven)
1994 Tracing Glasses - find criminals now (from Case Closed (Detective Conan) by Gosho Aoyama)
1994 AIRE - reverse engineering software (from Mother of Storms by John Barnes)
1995 Soletta (from Green Mars by Kim Stanley Robinson)
1995 Mediatron - paper-thin LCD display (from The Diamond Age by Neal Stephenson)
1995 Satellite Ion Cannon (from Command and Conquer by Westwood Games)
1995 'Sites - nanobots are your friends (from The Diamond Age by Neal Stephenson)
1995 Smart Paper - thin-film transistor display (from The Diamond Age by Neal Stephenson)
1995 Phased Acoustical Array - hear it all (from The Diamond Age by Neal Stephenson)
1995 Jodie Grid (from The Diamond Age by Neal Stephenson)
1995 Ballisticules - nanomachines throw their weight around (from The Diamond Age by Neal Stephenson)
1995 Skullgun - cock cranium and fire (from The Diamond Age by Neal Stephenson)
1995 Primer (from The Diamond Age by Neal Stephenson)
1995 Phantoscope (phenomenoscope) - see it all (from The Diamond Age by Neal Stephenson)
1995 Toner - dead nanobot bits (from The Diamond Age by Neal Stephenson)
1995 Mite - very small machine helpers (from The Diamond Age by Neal Stephenson)
1995 Runcible - every page an LCD screen (from The Diamond Age by Neal Stephenson)
1995 Dog Pod Grid - aerostat defensive maneuver (from The Diamond Age by Neal Stephenson)
1995 Matter Compiler - stereolithography on steroids (from The Diamond Age by Neal Stephenson)
1995 Clave - a suburban enclave (from The Diamond Age by Neal Stephenson)
1995 Mediaglyphic - animated symbols (from The Diamond Age by Neal Stephenson)
1995 Lidar - radar with visible light (from The Diamond Age by Neal Stephenson)
1995 Immunocules - nanotechnology imitates life (from The Diamond Age by Neal Stephenson)
1995 Sights - skull gun crosshairs (from The Diamond Age by Neal Stephenson)
1995 Cookie-Cutters - bomblets in your bloodstream (from The Diamond Age by Neal Stephenson)
1995 Ava - she wants to be taught (from The Calcutta Chromosome by Amitav Ghosh)
1995 Pedomotive - power stilts (from The Diamond Age by Neal Stephenson)
1995 Implanted Credit Card - wherever you want it to be (from The Diamond Age by Neal Stephenson)
1995 Smartcoral Reef - water purifying reef (from The Diamond Age by Neal Stephenson)
1995 Black Power - solar power in a spray can (from The Woman in Del Rey Crater by Larry Niven)
1995 Mediatronic Display (from The Diamond Age by Neal Stephenson)
1995 Chevaline - robotic horse (from The Diamond Age by Neal Stephenson)
1995 Aerostat Monitor - a small flying platform (from The Diamond Age by Neal Stephenson)
1995 Lithocule - building block (from The Diamond Age by Neal Stephenson)
1995 Fabricules - squeaky clean nanomachine (from The Diamond Age by Neal Stephenson)
1995 Microde - get a new look like you get the flu (from Armed Memory by Jim Smith)
1995 Freedom Machine - nanotech birth control (from The Diamond Age by Neal Stephenson)
1995 Filter Wheel - stepwise refinement (from The Diamond Age by Neal Stephenson)
1995 Sky-Eye (from The Diamond Age by Neal Stephenson)
1996 Computer Translator - computer translator and GPS (from Idoru by William Gibson)
1996 Headset - wireless ear-clips (from Idoru by William Gibson)
1996 Idoru - a software-generated personality (from Idoru by William Gibson)
1996 Nanotech Buildings - built with fibers (from Idoru by William Gibson)
1996 Synthespian - a computer-generated actor (from Idoru by William Gibson)
1996 Control-Face - an LCD remote control (from Idoru by William Gibson)
1996 Eyephone(s) - big screen in a small package (from Idoru by William Gibson)