Glossary of Science Fiction Ideas, Technology and Inventions
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Device Name Book/Story Author Date
O-220 Tarzan at the Eath's Core Burroughs  1929
Oat-Tropic Circuit Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? Dick  1968
Object-Finder Beam The Conquest of Gola Stone  1931
Oceanic Thermal Energy Converter - energy from the sea Saturn's Race Niven (w/S. Barnes)  2000
Odalarm - aromatherapy wake-up call The Dosadi Experiment Herbert  1977
Odorophonics - scent player The Illustrated Man Bradbury  1951
Office Hand The Human Blend Foster  2010
Oil Lens - infinitely adjustable lens Dune Herbert  1965
Olfactory Wakeup Call - wakey wakey eggs and bakey Altered Carbon Morgan  2003
Onionskin Transparent Jeans Super Sad True Love Story Shteyngart  2011
Online Employability Profile Testing - get the right job first The Age of The Pussyfoot Pohl  1966
Online Job Search - via cellphone The Age of The Pussyfoot Pohl  1966
Operation Cleanup - remove orbital debris the brute force way The Fountains of Paradise Clarke  1978
Optic Prosthesis Changeling Zelazny  1980
Optic Television Twenty Evocations Sterling  1984
Optical-Effect Suit A Plague of Demons Laumer  1965
Opton - electronic book Return from the Stars Lem  1961
Orbital Mirror - sunlight when you want it Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith Stover  2005
Orbital Retirement Hotel Contact Sagan  1985
Orbital Terminus - airport in orbit Count Zero Gibson  1986
Orbital Weapon Lancet (OWL) - watch the skies Quantico Bear  2007
Orbiting Penal Colony - Alcatraz in orbit Tekwar Shatner  1989
Organic Superlubricant Alpha Centauri Meier  1999
Organlegging - first mention of organ smuggling The Jigsaw Man Niven  1967
Ornithopter - flies like a bird Dune Herbert  1965
Orphids Postsingular Rucker  2007
Osmosis Generator (Cziltang Brone) - the air lock Ringworld Niven  1970
Overdrive - it's FTL First Contact Leinster  1945
Overlay Specs Halting State Stross  2007
Ownership of Machines The Revolt of the Machines Schachner (w. AL Zagat)  1931
Oxygen Freshener - breath of fresh air Lost Rocket Wellman  1941
Oxygen Hip Flask - just a quick nip Earth Brin  1990

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in the News

New Material Is One Molecule Thick
re: Roger Zelazny
(8/20/2014)

Robot Swarm Obeys Commands
re: Stanislaw Lem
(8/18/2014)

AliveCor App Detects Heart Arrhythmias, Has FDA Approval
re: Larry Niven
(8/16/2014)

Laws Of Robotics Rewritten for Health Care
re: Isaac Asimov
(8/14/2014)

Origami Robot Finally Self-Assembles, Walks On Its Own
re: Various
(8/12/2014)

A.L.O. Robot Butler Serves You At Aloft Hotel
re: William Tenn
(8/11/2014)

Mometum Machines Burgerbot
re: Edgar Rice Burroughs
(8/10/2014)

Google Lobbies For Autonomous Motorcycles
re: Bruce Sterling
(8/9/2014)

No Cages In Future Zoos Is Zootopia?
re: Frank Herbert
(8/8/2014)

Navdy HeadUp Display (HUD) For Your Car
re: Robert Heinlein
(8/7/2014)

Computer 'Aesop' Writes Fables With A Moral
re: JG Ballard
(8/6/2014)

Artificial Wombs - Ectogenesis Technology - Is On The Way
re: Aldous Huxley
(8/5/2014)

Robotic Exoskeleton For Shipyard Workers
re: Edmond Hamilton
(8/4/2014)

Timeful Appointment App Learns, Optimizes Your Routines
re: Frank Herbert
(8/3/2014)

3D Printing Your Science-Fictional Metals
re: Various
(8/2/2014)

Bespoke Clothing In 30 Minutes
re: Robert Heinlein
(8/1/2014)

Low Cost Spray-On Solar Cells
re: Larry Niven
(7/31/2014)

Survival Seed Vault Low Cost Life Bank
re: John Varley
(7/30/2014)

PoseiDrone Tentacled Undersea Robot Like HG Wells'
re: HG Wells
(7/29/2014)

Bionic Hand Provides 'Lifelike' Sensations, Like Luke Skywalker's
re: George Lucas
(7/28/2014)

Man-Made Space Leaf Creates Oxygen From Water And Light
re: George O. Smith
(7/27/2014)

Robot With Broken Leg Learns To Walk Again
re: Various
(7/26/2014)

World's First Android Newscaster (Video)
re: Philip K. Dick
(7/25/2014)

Japan Invites Robot Athletes To Gather For 2020 Olympics
re: Various
(7/24/2014)

 

 

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