Timeline of Science Fiction Ideas, Technology and Inventions
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Date Device Name (Novel Author)
1960 Robot Tracking Device - preferred surveillance tool of AIs (from Vulcan's Hammer by Philip K. Dick)
1960 Bolo (from Combat Unit by Keith Laumer)
1960 Metal BIrds (from Vulcan's Hammer by Philip K. Dick)
1960 Learning Robot - learn from experience (from Callahan and the Wheelies by Stephen Barr)
1960 Adiabatic Pods - personal cold sleep (from The Lady Who Sailed The Soul by Cordwainer Smith)
1960 Fluid Metal Letters (from Vulcan's Hammer by Philip K. Dick)
1960 Spring-Rifle - just a sliver (from Dorsai! by Gordon R. Dickson)
1960 Chameleon Battle-Dress (from Dorsai! by Gordon R. Dickson)
1960 Ball and Hammer Ship (from Dorsai! by Gordon R. Dickson)
1960 Power Holster (from Deathworld by Harry Harrison)
1960 Starlight Sail (Light Sail) - very early reference (from The Lady Who Sailed The Soul by Cordwainer Smith)
1960 Indestructible Contract (from Dorsai! by Gordon R. Dickson)
1960 Self-Charging Robot (from Callahan and the Wheelies by Stephen Barr)
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 Time Dredge (from Dr. Futurity by Philip K. Dick)
1960 Dixon Pump (from Dr. Futurity by Philip K. Dick)
1960 Art-Derm - spray-on skin (from Dr. Futurity by Philip K. Dick)
1960 Cold-Pack - death temporarily denied (from Dr. Futurity by Philip K. Dick)
1960 Bacteria-Destroying Radiation (from Dr. Futurity by Philip K. Dick)
1960 Dermal Spray (from Dr. Futurity by Philip K. Dick)
1960 Guide-Beam (from Dr. Futurity by Philip K. Dick)
1960 Hammer - weapon of AIs (from Vulcan's Hammer by Philip K. Dick)
1961 Living Grass Carpet - not AstroTurf (from Stranger in a Strange Land by Robert Heinlein)
1961 Star Machine - explore the stars (from Time is the Simplest Thing by Clifford Simak)
1961 Stereovision Tank - 3D TV tank (and first screen saver) (from Stranger in a Strange Land by Robert Heinlein)
1961 Lyle Drive (from Stranger in a Strange Land by Robert Heinlein)
1961 Reading Machine - read while reclining (from Stranger in a Strange Land by Robert Heinlein)
1961 Carniculture Plants - grow your own meat (from Four-Day Planet by H. Beam Piper)
1961 Transmit Camera (from Four-Day Planet by H. Beam Piper)
1961 Recording Radio (from Four-Day Planet by H. Beam Piper)
1961 Waterbed (Hydraulic Bed) - a waterbed (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 Stereo Tank - 3D TV receiver (from Stranger in a Strange Land by Robert Heinlein)
1961 Grok - a Martian sees and knows (from Stranger in a Strange Land by Robert Heinlein)
1961 Jump Harness - rocket pack (from Stranger in a Strange Land by Robert Heinlein)
1961 Teleprinter (from Four-Day Planet by H. Beam Piper)
1961 Crystal Corn - tiny crystal books (from Return from the Stars by Stanislaw Lem)
1961 Emotional Register (ER) (from The Primal Urge by Brian Aldiss)
1961 Dromozoa (from A Planet Named Shayol by Cordwainer Smith)
1961 Mind Destroyer (from A Planet Named Shayol by Cordwainer Smith)
1961 Pleasure Cap (from A Planet Named Shayol by Cordwainer Smith)
1961 Mental Radio-Handicap (from Harrison Bergeron by Kurt Vonnegut, Jr.)
1961 Dust-Cruiser (from A Fall of Moondust by Arthur C. Clarke)
1961 Spray-On Clothing - dresses in a can (from Return from the Stars by Stanislaw Lem)
1961 Calster - portable cash printer (from Return from the Stars by Stanislaw Lem)
1961 Interactive Map - very early concept (from Return from the Stars by Stanislaw Lem)
1961 Opton - electronic book (from Return from the Stars by Stanislaw Lem)
1961 Gobathian - full body healing (from Time is the Simplest Thing by Clifford Simak)
1961 Reciprocal Name - cellphone nickname (from Return from the Stars by Stanislaw Lem)
1961 Electrosecretary - automatic transcription machine (from A Fall of Moondust by Arthur C. Clarke)
1961 Dimensino - alien entertainment center (from Time is the Simplest Thing by Clifford Simak)
1961 Screensaver (Inventor of) - the original idea (from Stranger in a Strange Land by Robert Heinlein)
1961 Transo - teleportation (from Time is the Simplest Thing by Clifford Simak)
1961 Taper - interstellar portable (from Time is the Simplest Thing by Clifford Simak)
1961 Sky Ceiling - long before Hogwarts (from Return from the Stars by Stanislaw Lem)
1961 Igloo Inflatable Moon Habitat - inflate and use (from A Fall of Moondust by Arthur C. Clarke)
1961 Butcher Plant - a plant that grows steaks (from Time is the Simplest Thing by Clifford Simak)
1961 Moondozer - moonmover (from A Fall of Moondust by Arthur C. Clarke)
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 Lecton - be read to (from Return from the Stars by Stanislaw Lem)
1961 Parastatics (from Return from the Stars by Stanislaw Lem)
1961 Betrization (from Return from the Stars by Stanislaw Lem)
1962 Robot Earthworm - spaghettibot (from War With The Robots by Harry Harrison)
1962 Robot Librarian Filer (from The Robot Who Wanted to Know by Harry Harrison)
1962 Light Sail (or Solar Sail) - propulsion for spacecraft (from Sail 25 by Jack Vance)
1962 Diamagnetic Levitation (from The Currents of Space by Isaac Asimov)
1962 Veridicator - lie detector that works (from Little Fuzzy by H. Beam Piper)
1962 Lunar Web (from Hothouse by Brian Aldiss)
1962 Serving Robot - a smooth ovoid (from Space Viking by H. Beam Piper)
1962 Alcodote (from Space Viking by H. Beam Piper)
1962 Luminescent Vial - Galadriel gave these out in LOTR (from The Dragon Masters by Jack Vance)
1962 Laminated Mouse Brain Computer - extra fast computer (from Think Blue, Count Two by Cordwainer Smith)
1962 Self-Healing Building - building materials (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 Tand - an abstract venerated sculpture (from The Dragon Masters by Jack Vance)
1962 Psychotropic House (from The Thousand Dreams of Stellavista by J.G. Ballard)
1962 Plastex - self-healing material (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 Static House - frozen personality (from The Thousand Dreams of Stellavista by J.G. Ballard)
1962 Carniculture Vat - cultured meat (from Space Viking by H. Beam Piper)
1962 Cataclysmite - high explosive (from Little Fuzzy by H. Beam Piper)
1962 Dumbler (from Hothouse by Brian Aldiss)
1963 Transparent, Frictionless Coating - no stick before teflon (from Way Station by Clifford Simak)
1963 News Receptor - listens for news (from If There Were No Benny Cemoli by Philip K. Dick)
1963 Talisman - focus on your hopes (from Way Station by Clifford Simak)
1963 Way Station - galactic station master (from Way Station by Clifford Simak)
1963 News Clown - they're all the rage (from Stand-By by Philip K. Dick)
1963 Unicephalon 40-D - yes, mr. president (from Stand-By by Philip K. Dick)
1963 Fold Box (from Glory Road by Robert Heinlein)
1963 Free Telephone Call (from The Subliminal Man by J.G. Ballard)
1963 Ice-Nine - the final form of water (from Cat's Cradle by Kurt Vonnegut, Jr.)
1963 Desk Secretary (from The Long Result by John Brunner)
1963 Alcohol-Sensing System (from The Game Players of Titan by Philip K. Dick)
1963 Rabbit-Paper - pregnancy test strip (from The Game Players of Titan by Philip K. Dick)
1963 Tattletale - predicts the ankle monitor (from The Game Players of Titan by Philip K. Dick)
1963 Homotropic News Vending Machine (from The Game Players of Titan by Philip K. Dick)
1963 Homeostatic Newspaper - a homeopape (from If There Were No Benny Cemoli by Philip K. Dick)
1963 Subliminal Billboards (from The Subliminal Man by J.G. Ballard)
1963 Field-Minder (from Who Can Replace A Man by Brian Aldiss)
1963 Perky Pat Layout - playset for grownups (from The Days of Perky Pat by Philip K. Dick)
1963 Jump Drive (from Ethical Engineer by Harry Harrison)
1963 Rifle Range (Virtual Shooting Range) - virtual skeet shooting designed by aliens (from Way Station by Clifford Simak)
1964 Courtarena - trial by fire (from The Tactful Saboteur by Frank Herbert)
1964 Chairdog - the ultimate ergonomic chair (from The Tactful Saboteur by Frank Herbert)
1964 Platform Flyer (from The Star King by Jack Vance)
1964 Surface Slider (from The Star King by Jack Vance)
1964 Single Seat Scooter (from The Star King by Jack Vance)
1964 Skin Toning (from The Star King by Jack Vance)
1964 Auto Course-Finding Pilot (from Clans of the Alphane Moon by Philip K. Dick)
1964 Chalf (Quick-Scribe Powder) - wave the stick (from The Tactful Saboteur by Frank Herbert)
1964 Chalf-Memory Stick (from The Tactful Saboteur by Frank Herbert)
1964 Court Robo-Clerk - hear ye, hear ye! (from The Tactful Saboteur by Frank Herbert)
1964 Universal Technical Consultative Service (from The Star King by Jack Vance)
1964 Undersea Restaurant (from The Star King by Jack Vance)
1964 Identificator - holographic signage (from The Star King by Jack Vance)
1964 Flexible Stem (from The Killing Machine by Jack Vance)
1964 Solar Updraft Tower (from Shortstack by Leigh and Walt Richmond)
1964 Poison-Bearing Invisible Glove - let's shake on it (from Lies, Inc. by Philip K. Dick)
1964 Robot Busboy (from Lies, Inc. by Philip K. Dick)
1964 Color Generator (from The Killing Machine by Jack Vance)
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 Creditor Jet-Balloon - bane of debtors (from Lies, Inc. by Philip K. Dick)
1964 Time-Warping Construct (from Lies, Inc. by Philip K. Dick)
1964 Housefly Monitor - flies with sensors (from Lies, Inc. by Philip K. Dick)
1964 Stick-Tight (from The Star King by Jack Vance)
1964 Autonomic Plow (from Clans of the Alphane Moon by Philip K. Dick)
1964 Ident-Key (from The Penultimate Truth by Philip K. Dick)
1964 Rhetorizer - the writer's assistant (from The Penultimate Truth by Philip K. Dick)
1964 Empathy Box - TV for your emotional brain (from The Little Black Box by Philip K. Dick)
1964 Jet-Powered Aquaplane (from The Star King by Jack Vance)
1964 Cephalic Sniffer (from Clans of the Alphane Moon by Philip K. Dick)
1964 Autonomic Food-Processing System - untouched by humans (from Cantata 140 by Philip K. Dick)
1964 Word Tab - find out more info. (from Cantata 140 by Philip K. Dick)
1964 Agfom Potent-Shot - picture the future (from Clans of the Alphane Moon by Philip K. Dick)
1964 Syn-Cof (from Cantata 140 by Philip K. Dick)
1964 Boulder (from Cantata 140 by Philip K. Dick)
1964 Surgical Hand (from Clans of the Alphane Moon by Philip K. Dick)
1964 Bibs - cold storage for people (from Cantata 140 by Philip K. Dick)
1964 Cephalotropic Dart (from Lies, Inc. 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 Pry-Vie (Robotic Detective) (from Clans of the Alphane Moon by Philip K. Dick)
1965 Thumper - rhythmic vibration (from Dune by Frank Herbert)
1965 Stilltent - a tent that distills water (from Dune by Frank Herbert)
1965 Remote-Cast Snooper (from Dune by Frank Herbert)
1965 Sapho Juice - juice of Mentats (from Dune by Frank Herbert)
1965 Teddy Bear Robot (from I Always Do What Teddy Says by Harry Harrison)
1965 Solido Projector - envy of presenters (from Dune by Frank Herbert)
1965 Oil Lens - infinitely adjustable lens (from Dune by Frank Herbert)
1965 Spatial-Postal Card (from Bill the Galactic Hero by Harry Harrison)
1965 Robomule (from Bill the Galactic Hero by Harry Harrison)
1965 Robot Bar - ancestor of R2D2 (from Bill the Galactic Hero by Harry Harrison)
1965 Windtrap - pure water source (from Dune by Frank Herbert)
1965 Implanted Steel Teeth (from The Three Stigmata of Palmer Eldritch by Philip K. Dick)
1965 Antithermal Shield (from The Three Stigmata of Palmer Eldritch by Philip K. Dick)
1965 Inter-Vehicle Communication (from The Three Stigmata of Palmer Eldritch by Philip K. Dick)
1965 Autonomic Cab - all on its own (from The Three Stigmata of Palmer Eldritch by Philip K. Dick)
1965 Personalized Fashion Display (from Bill the Galactic Hero by Harry Harrison)
1965 Golden Lights - track lighting without the track (from Dune by Frank Herbert)
1965 Wakeshot (from Dune by Frank Herbert)
1965 Sandsnork - breathe under sand (from Dune by Frank Herbert)
1965 Smart Dust - intelligent sand (from The Cyberiad: Fables for the Cybernetic Age by Stanislaw Lem)
1965 Femfatalatron (from The Cyberiad: Fables for the Cybernetic Age by Stanislaw Lem)
1965 Gnostotron (from The Cyberiad: Fables for the Cybernetic Age by Stanislaw Lem)
1965 Gigagnostotron (from The Cyberiad: Fables for the Cybernetic Age by Stanislaw Lem)
1965 Suspensor Lamp - descendant of the lava lamp (from Dune by Frank Herbert)
1965 Poison Snooper - be careful, my Duke (from Dune by Frank Herbert)
1965 Suspensor Chair - ultimate office chair (from Dune by Frank Herbert)
1965 Kingdom in a Box (from The Cyberiad: Fables for the Cybernetic Age by Stanislaw Lem)
1965 Stillsuit - when you want water retention (from Dune by Frank Herbert)
1965 Carryall - giant ornithopter (from Dune by Frank Herbert)
1965 Hunter-seeker - floats like a butterfly… (from Dune by Frank Herbert)
1965 Filterable Virus (from The Three Stigmata of Palmer Eldritch by Philip K. Dick)
1965 Ornithopter - flies like a bird (from Dune by Frank Herbert)
1965 Filament Paper Book - small for space travel (from Dune by Frank Herbert)
1965 Factory Crawler (or Harvester Crawler) - sift the sands of Arrakis (from Dune by Frank Herbert)
1965 Electronic Bard (from The Cyberiad: Fables for the Cybernetic Age by Stanislaw Lem)
1965 Pain Box - testing for humans (from Dune by Frank Herbert)
1965 Residual Poison (from Dune by Frank Herbert)
1965 Luxvid Eyes (Jensen Wide-Angle) - unusual eye slits (from The Three Stigmata of Palmer Eldritch by Philip K. Dick)
1965 Krimskell Fiber - better than zip strips (from Dune by Frank Herbert)
1965 Lasgun - laser weapon (from Dune by Frank Herbert)
1965 Palm Lock - uses more than a fingerprint (from Dune by Frank Herbert)
1965 Suspensor - suspend gravity (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 Stunner - freeze! (from Dune by Frank Herbert)
1965 Dispensing Tooth - remember the tooth! (from Dune by Frank Herbert)
1965 Leybyrdite - Perfect for space axes (from Subspace Explorers by E.E. 'Doc' Smith)
1965 Slow Pellet Stunner (from Dune by Frank Herbert)
1965 Mnemonic Pulse (from Dune by Frank Herbert)
1965 'Thopter - wing-beat plane (from Dune by Frank Herbert)
1965 Fencing Mirror - fencing instructor (from Dune by Frank Herbert)
1965 Crysknife - knife from a sandworm's tooth (from Dune by Frank Herbert)
1965 Shigawire - high tensile strength wire (from Dune by Frank Herbert)
1965 Minimic Film one micron thick recording medium (from Dune by Frank Herbert)
1965 Jubba Cloak (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 Water Repellent Surface - non-wetting surface (from Dune by Frank Herbert)
1965 Plasteel - tough metal for tough times (from Dune by Frank Herbert)
1965 Heighliner (from Dune by Frank Herbert)
1965 Doorseal - retain moisture (from Dune by Frank Herbert)
1965 Mentat (from Dune by Frank Herbert)
1965 Battle Language (from Dune by Frank Herbert)
1965 Steel Teeth - all stainless (from The Three Stigmata of Palmer Eldritch by Philip K. Dick)
1965 Interchangeable Hands - mechanical variety (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 Truffle Skins - genetically unique money (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 Dr. Smile - psychiatrist in a suitcase (from The Three Stigmata of Palmer Eldritch by Philip K. Dick)
1965 Cutteray - mining laser (from Dune by Frank Herbert)
1965 Fanmetal - build temporary shelters (from Dune by Frank Herbert)
1965 Distrans - talk to the animals (from Dune by Frank Herbert)
1965 Poison Tongue Dart - just squeeze (from The Three Stigmata of Palmer Eldritch by Philip K. Dick)
1965 Ego-Likeness - a true portrait (from Dune by Frank Herbert)
1965 Servok (from Dune by Frank Herbert)
1965 Sietch (from Dune by Frank Herbert)
1965 Maula Pistol (from Dune by Frank Herbert)
1965 Dew Gatherers (from Dune by Frank Herbert)
1965 Filt-Plug - lose no moisture (from Dune by Frank Herbert)
1965 Catchpocket (from Dune by Frank Herbert)
1965 Watertube (from Dune by Frank Herbert)
1965 Ramscoop - pull in hydrogen (from World of Ptavvs by Larry Niven)
1965 Filmbook (from Dune by Frank Herbert)
1965 Chromoplastic Dew Collector - when every drop counts (from Dune by Frank Herbert)
1965 Garbage Device (from The Age of The Pussyfoot by Frederik Pohl)
1965 Dekon Type DCQ - radiation decontamination (from Subspace Explorers by E.E. 'Doc' Smith)
1965 Police Control-Override (from A Plague of Demons by Keith Laumer)
1965 N-e (Needle-eyeification) Weapon - absolute positioning precision (from The Zap Gun by Philip K. Dick)
1965 Cardioplate - outta time (from 'Repent Harlequin' Said the Ticktockman by Harlan Ellison)
1965 Online Employability Profile Testing - get the right job first (from The Age of The Pussyfoot by Frederik Pohl)
1965 Cellphone Voice Mail - very early use of concept (from The Age of The Pussyfoot by Frederik Pohl)
1965 Voice-Enabled Smartphone - I talk, it listens (from The Age of The Pussyfoot by Frederik Pohl)
1965 Networked Personal Device - the backend is more important (from The Age of The Pussyfoot by Frederik Pohl)
1965 Voice Dialing (from The Age of The Pussyfoot by Frederik Pohl)
1965 Big Screen Control - right from your personal device (from The Age of The Pussyfoot by Frederik Pohl)
1965 Online Job Search - via cellphone (from The Age of The Pussyfoot by Frederik Pohl)
1965 Virtual Keyboard (from The Age of The Pussyfoot by Frederik Pohl)
1965 Optical-Effect Suit (from A Plague of Demons by Keith Laumer)
1965 Death-Reversal Equipment (from The Age of The Pussyfoot by Frederik Pohl)
1965 Garbage-can Banger (from The Zap Gun by Philip K. Dick)
1965 Autonomic Interviewer - pape's proxy (from The Zap Gun by Philip K. Dick)
1965 Sheep Dip Isolator (from The Zap Gun by Philip K. Dick)
1965 Battery-Powered 3D Comic Book (from The Zap Gun by Philip K. Dick)
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 Medical Mech (from Warrior by Gordon R. Dickson)
1965 Heat-Removing Staff (from The Dead Lady of Clown Town by Cordwainer Smith)
1965 Cephalic Pattern Door (from The Zap Gun by Philip K. Dick)
1965 Handicloset - self-organizing (from The Zap Gun by Philip K. Dick)
1965 Virtual Reality Video Game - very early description (from The Age of The Pussyfoot by Frederik Pohl)
1965 Cellphone Tranquilizing Spray (from The Age of The Pussyfoot by Frederik Pohl)
1965 Cellphone Credit Card - mobile phone wallet (from The Age of The Pussyfoot by Frederik Pohl)
1965 Caller Contact List - very early use (from The Age of The Pussyfoot by Frederik Pohl)
1965 Virtual Reality Construct - VR without headgear (from The Age of The Pussyfoot by Frederik Pohl)
1965 Virtual Kiss (Tactile Net) - affection by wire (from The Age of The Pussyfoot by Frederik Pohl)
1965 Interests Profile - an intelligent agent (from The Age of The Pussyfoot by Frederik Pohl)
1965 Joymaker - the ultimate PDA (from The Age of The Pussyfoot by Frederik Pohl)
1965 Corpsicle - thaw and fix (from The Age of The Pussyfoot by Frederik Pohl)
1966 Diptray (from This Immortal by Roger Zelazny)
1966 Ansible - the ultimate long distance phone (from Rocannon's World by Ursula LeGuin)
1966 Telepathic Transmitter (Telep-transmitter) (from We Can Remember It For You Wholesale by Philip K. Dick)
1966 Sunshades - a transition (from This Immortal by Roger Zelazny)
1966 Cloaking Device - invisibility for your whole ship (from Balance of Terror by Paul Schneider)
1966 Simicolor (from This Immortal by Roger Zelazny)
1966 Radson Skimmer (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 Rolem (Wrestling Robot) - robot wrestler (from This Immortal by Roger Zelazny)
1966 Self-Assembling Robots - robot, configure thyself (from The Witches of Karres by James Schmitz)
1966 Sheem Spider Robot (from The Witches of Karres by James Schmitz)
1966 Radar Mesentery - sensitive robot skin (from This Immortal by Roger Zelazny)
1966 Life Recorder - records your life automatically (from The Dream Master by Roger Zelazny)
1966 General Products Hull - impervious key to space travel (from Neutron Star by Larry Niven)
1966 Martian Print Amoeba - unicellular organism (from Now Wait For Last Year by Philip K. Dick)
1966 Ebony Teeth (from Now Wait For Last Year by Philip K. Dick)
1966 Eyes - semi-autonomous surveillance drones (from This Moment of the Storm by Roger Zelazny)
1966 Erased Memory - forget about it (from We Can Remember It For You Wholesale by Philip K. Dick)
1966 Robant Bill Collector Automated bill collection (from Now Wait For Last Year by Philip K. Dick)
1966 Surgical Homeostatic Unit (from Now Wait For Last Year by Philip K. Dick)
1966 Drinking Bulb - best drinking container (from The Warriors by Larry Niven)
1966 Ro-Womb - enfold the patient. (from The Dream Master by Roger Zelazny)
1966 Auto-Scan (from This Moment of the Storm by Roger Zelazny)
1966 Auto-Driven Auto (Spinner) - it drives itself (from The Dream Master by Roger Zelazny)
1966 Vision Implant (from The Dream Master by Roger Zelazny)
1966 Auto-Navigation (from The Dream Master by Roger Zelazny)
1966 Extra-Factual Memory - an implanted memory (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 Photosensitive Pigment (from Cry Hope, Cry Fury! by J.G. Ballard)
1966 Sand-Yacht (Land Schooner) (from Cry Hope, Cry Fury! by J.G. Ballard)
1966 Magnetic Sandals - stick around (from The Warriors by Larry Niven)
1966 Dream Console - used by he who shapes (from The Dream Master by Roger Zelazny)
1966 Neuristor (from The Moon is a Harsh Mistress by Robert Heinlein)
1966 Mike (Mycroft Holmes - Fair Dinkum Thinkum) - artificial intelligence early on (from The Moon is a Harsh Mistress by Robert Heinlein)
1966 Cyborg - man plus machine (from The Moon is a Harsh Mistress by Robert Heinlein)
1966 TANSTAAFL - and there isn't (from The Moon is a Harsh Mistress by Robert Heinlein)
1966 Mass-Driver Catapult - mass driver for the Moon (from The Moon is a Harsh Mistress by Robert Heinlein)
1966 Specialized Prosthetic Arm (from The Moon is a Harsh Mistress by Robert Heinlein)
1966 Adam Selene (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 Lunar Greenhouse Tunnel (from The Moon is a Harsh Mistress by Robert Heinlein)
1966 Miniaturization (from Fantastic Voyage (Novel) by Isaac Asimov)
1966 Morphogen (from Fantastic Voyage (Novel) by Isaac Asimov)
1966 Sleeping Plates - null gravity as a sleep aid (from Neutron Star by Larry Niven)
1966 Artificial Gill Outfit (from We Can Remember It For You Wholesale by Philip K. Dick)
1966 Laser Cannon - ground-based power for space craft (from Neutron Star by Larry Niven)
1966 Laser Rifle - earliest use of term (from Door to Anywhere by Poul Anderson)
1966 Flexible Armor Suit - now you're Superman (from Neutron Star by Larry Niven)
1966 Lunar Ice Mining - water on the moon (from The Moon is a Harsh Mistress by Robert Heinlein)
1967 Pray-o-Mat - coin-based religion (from Lord of Light by Roger Zelazny)
1967 Organlegging - first mention of organ smuggling (from The Jigsaw Man by Larry Niven)
1967 Rogue Planet (from Satan's World by Poul Anderson)
1967 Syrup Sac - kind of like those gravity flow beer hats (from The Last Castle by Jack Vance)
1967 AM - an Agressive Menace (from I Have No Mouth And I Must Scream by Harlan Ellison)
1967 Mining Disintegrator (from The Arsenal Out of Time by David McDaniel)
1967 Sub-microscopic Medical Robots (from These Savage Futurians by Philip E. High)
1967 Homer (from Logan's Run by William Nolan (w/G.C. Johnson))
1967 Cloud Sculpting - remake the clouds (from The Cloud Sculptors of Coral D by J.G. Ballard)
1967 Scientific Reincarnation (from Lord of Light by Roger Zelazny)
1967 Mechanical Cobra - slither and destroy (from Lord of Light by Roger Zelazny)
1967 Pray-Machine - megawatts of prayer (from Lord of Light by Roger Zelazny)
1967 Dolphin's Hands (from Handicap by Larry Niven)
1967 Floating Booths (from Handicap by Larry Niven)
1967 Skycycle (from Handicap by Larry Niven)
1967 Palm Flower - what color (from Logan's Run by William Nolan (w/G.C. Johnson))
1967 Power-Wagon - legless beast of burden (from The Last Castle by Jack Vance)
1967 Soft Weapon (from The Soft Weapon by Larry Niven)
1967 Full-Shift Set Variable - early mention in gaming (from Return Match by Philip K. Dick)
1967 Win-Reducing Gambling Circuit - very sneaky (from Return Match by Philip K. Dick)
1967 Embryonic Robots - early sci-fi nanobots? (from Counter Clock World by Philip K. Dick)
1967 Shuttlecraft (from Star Trek by Author Unknown)
1967 Energy-Cannon (from The Last Castle by Jack Vance)
1968 Voight-Kampff Empathy Test - can you pass? (from Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? by Philip K. Dick)
1968 Hibernaculum - nap time (from 2001: A Space Odyssey by Arthur C. Clarke)
1968 Mercy Rifle (from Grendel by Larry Niven)
1968 Sun Goggles (from Grendel by Larry Niven)
1968 Karatand (from Stand on Zanzibar by John Brunner)
1968 Cyborg Collar - controlled work gangs (from A Specter is Haunting Texas by Fritz Leiber)
1968 Electric Sheep - livestock as consumer electronics (from Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? by Philip K. Dick)
1968 Titanium Exoskeleton - conquer gravity (from A Specter is Haunting Texas by Fritz Leiber)
1968 Mood Organ - play your partner (from Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? by Philip K. Dick)
1968 Slow Glass (Scenedow) - a scendow for your apartment (from Light of Other Days by Bob Shaw)
1968 Nexus-6 Brain Unit - meet my friend Roy (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 Andy - an artificial human (from Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? by Philip K. Dick)
1968 Stasis Box - infinite storage (from There is a Tide by Larry Niven)
1968 Stasis Field (from There is a Tide by Larry Niven)
1968 TMA-1 - the Tycho monolith (from 2001: A Space Odyssey by Arthur C. Clarke)
1968 Artificially Grown Organs (from A Gift From Earth by Larry Niven)
1968 Loitering Micro-Missile (from Invader on My Back by Philip E. High)
1968 Robot Bird - voice recognition and surveillance (from Invader on My Back by Philip E. High)
1968 Sinclair Molecule Chain - one molecule thick (from A Gift From Earth by Larry Niven)
1968 HAL 9000 - prototypical AI (from 2001: A Space Odyssey by Arthur C. Clarke)
1968 Total Environmental and Mental Simulator - accelerated machine intelligence (from Crown of Infinity by John M. Faucette)
1968 Newspad Electronic Newspaper (from 2001: A Space Odyssey by Arthur C. Clarke)
1968 Flex-Wheels (from 2001: A Space Odyssey by Arthur C. Clarke)
1968 Ramrobot - automated space exploration (from A Gift From Earth by Larry Niven)
1968 Steam Rifle - a cup of water (from Omnivore by Piers Anthony)
1968 Grip Shoes - velcro space gear (from 2001: A Space Odyssey by Arthur C. Clarke)
1968 Icon Thumbsized Image - first reference? (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 Mobile Lab (from 2001: A Space Odyssey by Arthur C. Clarke)
1968 Decorative Implant - gadget surgery (from Babel 17 by Samuel R. Delany)
1968 Crackers (from The Time Mercenaries by Philip E. High)
1968 Babel-17 - words are telling (from Babel 17 by Samuel R. Delany)
1968 Mining Worm (Organic) - living miners (from A Gift From Earth by Larry Niven)
1968 Architectural Coral - build to any shape (from A Gift From Earth by Larry Niven)
1968 Newspad - flat panel news display (from 2001: A Space Odyssey by Arthur C. Clarke)
1968 Synthesist - the Dilettante Dept (from Stand on Zanzibar by John Brunner)
1968 Disease Circuit (from Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? by Philip K. Dick)
1968 Oat-Tropic Circuit (from Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? by Philip K. Dick)
1968 Panic Alarm (from Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? by Philip K. Dick)
1968 Replicant - an artificial human (from Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? by Philip K. Dick)
1968 Penfield Wave Transmitter - an emotional brain remote control (from Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? by Philip K. Dick)
1969 Multi-function Living Room - extrude from the wall (from Death by Ecstasy by Larry Niven)
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 Gyrocar (Gyro) (from The Ring by Piers Anthony (w/R. Margroff))
1969 Droud - wire your pleasure center (from Death by Ecstasy by Larry Niven)
1969 Memory Plastic (from Death by Ecstasy by Larry Niven)
1969 Electrical Grandmother (Robot Grandma) - more than a machine (from I Sing The Body Electric! by Ray Bradbury)
1969 Nothing - just holes (from It was Nothing - Really! by Theodore Sturgeon)
1969 Ecstasy Plug (from Death by Ecstasy by Larry Niven)
1969 Vision Cube (from The Man in the Maze by Robert Silverberg)
1969 Homeopape - news just you can use (from Ubik by Philip K. Dick)
1969 Sniggertrance - caught between the stars (from Whipping Star by Frank Herbert)
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 Vortal Tube (from Whipping Star by Frank Herbert)
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 Automated Apartment Maintenance (from Ubik by Philip K. Dick)
1969 Diagnostat (from The Man in the Maze by Robert Silverberg)
1969 Tranquilizing Gum (from Ubik by Philip K. Dick)
1969 Ultraflash (from The Andromeda Strain by Michael Crichton)
1969 Automatic Vein Finder (from The Andromeda Strain by Michael Crichton)
1969 Electronic Body Analyzer (from The Andromeda Strain by Michael Crichton)
1969 Plastic-Eating Bacteria - that's the good news (from The Andromeda Strain by Michael Crichton)
1969 Automatic Gun - targets without human intervention (from The Andromeda Strain by Michael Crichton)
1969 Teddy (from Super-Toys Last All Summer Long by Brian Aldiss)
1969 Crosswell Tape Worm (from Super-Toys Last All Summer Long by Brian Aldiss)
1969 Parenthood Lottery (from Super-Toys Last All Summer Long by Brian Aldiss)
1969 Window Wavelength (from Super-Toys Last All Summer Long by Brian Aldiss)
1969 Synthetic Flesh (from Super-Toys Last All Summer Long by Brian Aldiss)
1969 Whologram - word play (from Super-Toys Last All Summer Long by Brian Aldiss)
1969 Recording Eye - interplanetary surveillance (from The Man in the Maze by Robert Silverberg)
1969 Face Dancer (from Dune Messiah by Frank Herbert)
1969 Teep Rod - give me your thoughts (from Galactic Pot-Healer by Philip K. Dick)
1969 Book of the Kalends - no author, no title (from Galactic Pot-Healer by Philip K. Dick)
1969 SSA Machine (from Galactic Pot-Healer by Philip K. Dick)
1969 Weightless Work Area - the ideal workbench (from Galactic Pot-Healer by Philip K. Dick)
1969 Geriatric Rooming-House - swept aside (from Galactic Pot-Healer by Philip K. Dick)
1969 Padre Booth (from Galactic Pot-Healer by Philip K. Dick)
1969 Spray-Foam Blouse - spray and wear (from Galactic Pot-Healer by Philip K. Dick)
1969 Psycho-Lease Encephalic Gadget (from Galactic Pot-Healer by Philip K. Dick)
1969 Ersatz Window - fake view of outside (from Galactic Pot-Healer by Philip K. Dick)
1969 Ghola - night of the living Duncan (from Dune Messiah by Frank Herbert)
1969 Tleilaxu Eyes (Metal Eyes) - insectile mechanical eyes (from Dune Messiah by Frank Herbert)
1969 Artiforg (from Ubik by Philip K. Dick)
1969 Stillsuit Desert Boots (from Dune Messiah by Frank Herbert)
1969 'Pape Machine - name your news (from Ubik by Philip K. Dick)
1969 Rapid-Transit Hover Blimp (from Galactic Pot-Healer by Philip K. Dick)
1969 Reality Tape (from The Electric Ant by Philip K. Dick)
1969 Ident Darts -track your brain (from The Electric Ant by Philip K. Dick)
1969 Physiognomic Template (from Ubik by Philip K. Dick)
1969 Cold-Pac Bin (from Ubik by Philip K. Dick)
1969 Robotic Horse - magical (from The Warlock in Spite of Himself by Christopher Stasheff)
1969 Moratorium (from Ubik by Philip K. Dick)
1969 Protophason Amplifier (from Ubik by Philip K. Dick)
1969 Self-Powered Broom (from Ubik by Philip K. Dick)
1969 Toll Door - pay for entry (from Ubik by Philip K. Dick)
1969 Voice Encyclopedia - a robot has answers (from Galactic Pot-Healer by Philip K. Dick)
1969 Axolotl Tank - device for regeneration (from Dune Messiah by Frank Herbert)

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