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 Factories The Fountains of Paradise Clarke  1978
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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Will You Upload Your Mind Anytime Soon?
re: Richard Morgan
(10/22/2014)

Students! NASA Wants To 3D Print Your Tool Design In Space!
re: Arthur C. Clarke
(10/21/2014)

Amazing ARES Augmented Reality Sandbox
re: Stanislaw Lem
(10/21/2014)

'3D Light Sculpture' Projected Directly Onto Retina
re: Pohl and Kornbluth
(10/20/2014)

3D Printer Vending Machine Dispenses Dreams
re: William Gibson
(10/19/2014)

Why Not Nurse Grandma With A Robot?
re: David Keller
(10/18/2014)

Flock Of Minisats Will Image The Earth
re: Robert Silverberg
(10/17/2014)

Robert Heinlein, Your Self-Driving Car Is Almost Ready!
re: Robert Heinlein
(10/16/2014)

Should Robots Have Civil Rights?
re: Philip K. Dick
(10/16/2014)

The Manned Maneuvering Unit Story
re: Gordon A. Giles
(10/15/2014)

Scheherazade, An Open Story Generator
re: JG Ballard
(10/15/2014)

Sample The In Vitro Meat Cookbook
re: Robert Heinlein
(10/14/2014)

'Diamond Nanothreads' Now, Someday Space Elevators?
re: Arthur C Clarke
(10/13/2014)

Erased Memories In A Flash Of Light
re: Philip K. Dick
(10/13/2014)

'Artificial Spleen' Cleans The Blood
re: Philip K. Dick
(10/12/2014)

Raffia, The Google Streetview Camel
re: George Lucas
(10/11/2014)

Leia Display System - Our Only Hope?
re: John Varley
(10/10/2014)

It's Boonta Eve! You Can Podrace With Drones
re: George Lucas
(10/10/2014)

A Bloody Rare Vegan Burger
re: Various
(10/9/2014)

Bigelow's Inflatable BEAM Module Ready For ISS In 2015
re: Larry Niven
(10/8/2014)

Toshiba's Lifelike Communication Android
re: Philip K. Dick
(10/7/2014)

Bullied UK Student Uses Sunglass Video For Case
re: David Brin
(10/6/2014)

Torpor Inducing Transfer Habitats Sleeping Your Way To Mars!
re: Robert Heinlein
(10/5/2014)

Microsoft RoomAlive - Your Basement Is The Game
re: Clifford Simak
(10/4/2014)

 

 

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