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  1965
Online Job Search - via cellphone The Age of The Pussyfoot Pohl  1965
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
Oxygen Freshener - breath of fresh air Lost Rocket Wellman  1941
Oxygen Hip Flask - just a quick nip Earth Brin  1990

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Bookies Let You Place Your Bets On the Future!
re: David Brin
(4/18/2014)

How Do Americans See The Future Of Technology?
re: Various
(4/17/2014)

Flying Graffiti Drone Will Alter The Urban Landscape
re: William Gibson
(4/16/2014)

Should Autonomous Cars Have Feelings About Crashes?
re: Philip K. Dick
(4/15/2014)

M-Block Modular Robots Assemble Themselves
re: Abraham Merritt
(4/14/2014)

Augmented Reality Ship's Bridge From Rolls Royce
re: E.E. 'Doc Smith
(4/13/2014)

Artificial Blood From Factories
re: Various
(4/12/2014)

Wrigley's Anti-Impotence Chewing Gum
re: Philip K. Dick
(4/11/2014)

Arcology Now Universal Constructor
re: Bruce Sterling
(4/10/2014)

MisTable Fog Display Like SeaQuest DSV
re: Rockne S. O'Bannon
(4/9/2014)

Full-Size Invisibility Cloak Now Possible
re: Ray Cummings
(4/8/2014)

Bioengineered Muscle Grows In Mice
re: William Gibson
(4/7/2014)

Self-Assembling Nanoparticles Move Like Tiny Gears
re: Philip K. Dick
(4/6/2014)

PredPol Predicting Crime As It Happens
re: Philip K. Dick
(4/5/2014)

UK Internet Filters Default To 'Family-Friendly'
re: David Brin
(4/4/2014)

NASA Gives Away Rocket Code - For Dads
re: Ray Bradbury
(4/4/2014)

Crabster CR200 Robot Prowls The Deep
re: HG Wells
(4/3/2014)

Automated Planet Finder Telescope Starts The Hunt
re: Edmond Hamilton
(4/3/2014)

Neither Dead Nor Alive - But Not In Suspended Animation
re: Philip K. Dick
(4/2/2014)

Dolphin Whistle Translator
re: Larry Niven
(4/1/2014)

Military Tech Inside Your Roomba?
re: Katsuhiro Otomo
(3/31/2014)

True Player Gear's Answer To Occulus Rift - Totem!
re: Hugo Gernsback
(3/30/2014)

Spacesuit Z-2: NASA Wants You To Pick Their Next Design
re: Schachner and Zagat
(3/29/2014)

Living Slime Mold Builds Logical Circuits
re: Various
(3/28/2014)

 

 

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