Timeline of Science Fiction Ideas, Technology and Inventions
(sorted by Publication Date)

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Date Device Name (Novel Author)
2010 Metallic Display Scroll (from Freedom by Daniel Suarez)
2010 Barker - hacking medical implants (from The Human Blend by Alan Dean Foster)
2010 Humeld - more than human (from The Human Blend by Alan Dean Foster)
2010 Power Stilts - lift your house (from The Human Blend by Alan Dean Foster)
2010 Nutrient Extractor and Maximizer (NEM) - get more out of food (from The Human Blend by Alan Dean Foster)
2010 Office Hand (from The Human Blend by Alan Dean Foster)
2010 Disabler (from The Human Blend by Alan Dean Foster)
2010 Necap (from The Human Blend by Alan Dean Foster)
2010 Rocket Pine (from The Human Blend by Alan Dean Foster)
2010 Aeromuse Pillow (from The Human Blend by Alan Dean Foster)
2010 Alien Trojan (from Out of the Dark by David Webber)
2010 Darknet Farm - augmented farm reality (from Freedom by Daniel Suarez)
2010 Angel Teeth (from Freedom by Daniel Suarez)
2011 Onionskin Transparent Jeans (from Super Sad True Love Story by Gary Shteyngart)
2011 DNA Publishing (from Spiral by Paul McEuen)
2011 Virtual Punishment (from Complete Sentence by Joe Haldeman)
2012 Parent Drone (from Kill Decision by Daniel Suarez)
2012 DNA Music Storage (from Year Zero by Rob Reid)
2014 Skintight (from War Dogs by Greg Bear)
2014 Replaced Worker Benefits (from Spark by John Twelve Hawks)
2014 Puff (Puff Balls) (from War Dogs by Greg Bear)
2014 Cosmoline (Warm Sleep) (from War Dogs by Greg Bear)
2014 Timeout (from War Dogs by Greg Bear)
2014 Norm-All Program (from Spark by John Twelve Hawks)
2014 EYE Program (from Spark by John Twelve Hawks)
2014 Freedom ID (from Spark by John Twelve Hawks)
2014 Nubot (from Spark by John Twelve Hawks)
2014 Oxygen Fountain (from War Dogs by Greg Bear)
2015 Vehicle Seeds (from Killing Titan by Greg Bear)
2015 Face Recognition Sunglasses (from The Water Knife by Paolo Bacigalupi)
2015 Clearsac (from The Water Knife by Paolo Bacigalupi)
2015 Cranial Amplified Programming CAP (from Killing Titan by Greg Bear)
2015 Centipede (from Killing Titan by Greg Bear)

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Mobility Scooters Go Offroad
re: David H. Keller
(7/12/2016)

RAMST - Robotically Assembled Modular Space Telescope
re: Charles Sheffield
(7/11/2016)

Terminal Snooping At Bloomberg
re: Frank Herbert
(7/10/2016)

Will There Be A Digital Afterlife?
re: Samuel R. Delany
(7/9/2016)

ROCKY - Resistive Overload Combined With Kinetic Yo-Yo
re: Murray Leinster
(7/8/2016)

China Bans Self-Driving Car Testing
re: Arthur C. Clarke
(7/7/2016)

Robotic Lawnmower Fulfills SciFi Homeowner's Dreams
re: Clifford Simak
(7/6/2016)

7-Eleven Drone Delivers Chix Sandwich And Slurpee
re: H. Beam Piper
(7/5/2016)

Beta-Ti3Au Titanium-Gold Alloy Hardest Tissue-Compatible Metal
re: Various
(7/4/2016)

Solar Plane Circles The Globe
re: Roger Zelazny
(7/3/2016)

Audiobooks - Fastest Growing Format In Publishing
re: Stanislaw Lem
(7/2/2016)

SuperMeat - Crowdfunding Pohl/Kornbluth's Chicken Little
re: Pohl - Cornbluth
(7/1/2016)

Martian-Grown Food Might Be Fine
re: Andy Weir
(6/30/2016)

MARLO Robot Attempts Wave Field
re: Henry Slesar
(6/29/2016)

3RDiTEK Lifeblogging Headband Camera
re: Charles Stross
(6/28/2016)

3D-Printed Biohybrid Is A Tissue-Engineered Robot
re: Philip K. Dick
(6/27/2016)

Steerable Locusts Detect Explosives
re: Thomas A. Easton
(6/26/2016)

No Human Drivers By 2040 - Israel
re: Arthur C. Clarke
(6/25/2016)

Graphene Ultracapacitor Airships For Heavy Lifting
re: George Griffith
(6/24/2016)

Uber Hires Robot Security Guard
re: Philip K Dick
(6/23/2016)

Mind-Altering Drugs Administered Deep Into The Brain
re: Greg Bear
(6/22/2016)

Are There Diamond Planets?
re: Frank Stockton
(6/21/2016)

Robot Lawyers And Robot Judges Now Everywhere
re: Frederik Pohl
(6/20/2016)

Roam-e Flying Selfie Drone Cam
re: Karen Traviss
(6/19/2016)

Chemputer To Grow Bespoke Drones Through Chemistry
re: Greg Bear
(6/18/2016)

Walmart Shopping Cart Robots Will Follow You
re: John Brunner
(6/17/2016)

DoNotPay Lawyer Program Contests Parking Tickets
re: David Brin
(6/16/2016)

Real Leather Without Cows Modern Meadow Biofabrication
re:
(6/15/2016)

City Made Of Bone
re: Larry Niven
(6/14/2016)

SpotMini Robot Pierson's Puppeteer-Style
re: Larry Niven
(6/13/2016)

Brick By Brick, Building Martian Bases
re: John W. Campbell
(6/13/2016)

Elon Musk et. al. OpenAI Household Robot
re: Robert Heinlein
(6/12/2016)

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