Timeline of Science Fiction Ideas, Technology and Inventions
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Date Device Name (Novel Author)
2010 Disabler (from The Human Blend by Alan Dean Foster)
2010 Angel Teeth (from Freedom by Daniel Suarez)
2010 Alien Trojan (from Out of the Dark by David Webber)
2010 Aeromuse Pillow (from The Human Blend by Alan Dean Foster)
2010 Rocket Pine (from The Human Blend by Alan Dean Foster)
2010 Darknet Farm - augmented farm reality (from Freedom by Daniel Suarez)
2010 Necap (from The Human Blend by Alan Dean Foster)
2010 Metallic Display Scroll (from Freedom by Daniel Suarez)
2010 Office Hand (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 Power Stilts - lift your house (from The Human Blend by Alan Dean Foster)
2010 Humeld - more than human (from The Human Blend by Alan Dean Foster)
2010 Barker - hacking medical implants (from The Human Blend by Alan Dean Foster)
2011 Virtual Punishment (from Complete Sentence by Joe Haldeman)
2011 Onionskin Transparent Jeans (from Super Sad True Love Story by Gary Shteyngart)
2011 DNA Publishing (from Spiral by Paul McEuen)
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 Nubot (from Spark by John Twelve Hawks)
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 Cosmoline (Warm Sleep) (from War Dogs by Greg Bear)
2014 Oxygen Fountain (from War Dogs by Greg Bear)
2015 Jonnytruck (from The Water Knife by Paolo Bacigalupi)
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)
2015 Vehicle Seeds (from Killing Titan by Greg Bear)
2015 Public Urine Collection (from The Water Knife by Paolo Bacigalupi)

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