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Cosmoline (Warm Sleep)
Special gel that offers healing and hibernation for space travelers.
(From War Dogs [2014] by Greg Bear)
Replaced Worker Benefits
Compensation for people whose jobs are taken by robots.
(From Spark [2014] by John Twelve Hawks)
Nubot
An android that directly replaces a human at their job.
(From Spark [2014] by John Twelve Hawks)
Surta
A base material for synthetic food.
(From The Great Dome of Mercury [1932] by Leo Zagat)
Quartzite
Special material for space dome leaks.
(From The Great Dome of Mercury [1932] by Leo Zagat)
Dressing Machine
A robotic device to serve as a mechanical dresser.
(From Roll Our the Rolov! [1953] by Christopher Anvil)
Rolov
A specialized robot for the bedroom.
(From Roll Our the Rolov! [1953] by Christopher Anvil)
National Network Surveillance
A system for providing the government with a way to monitor computer network use.
(From The Shockwave Rider [1975] by John Brunner)
Ultraminiature Spy-Circuit
Tiny bits of 'smart dust' used as surveillance devices.
(From The Unknown [1972] by Christopher Anvil)
Nexus-7 Android
The next version after the Nexus-6.
(From Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? [1968] by Philip K. Dick)
Android Safety Mechanism
A device that temporarily incapacitates an android.
(From Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? [1968] by Philip K. Dick)
Orbiting Factories
Manufacturing centers in orbit around the Earth.
(From The Fountains of Paradise [1978] by Arthur C. Clarke)
Alien Zoo
A zoo that brings together plants and animals from many planets.
(From The Dosadi Experiment [1977] by Frank Herbert)
Smoke Jets (Air Leak Detection)
A means of determining the location of air leaks in a building built on an airless moon.
(From The Great Dome of Mercury [1932] by Leo Zagat)
Floating Castle
A vast building floating freely above the land surface of Ringworld.
(From Ringworld [1970] by Larry Niven)
Ownership of Machines
Who will own the machines that produce material abundance?
(From The Revolt of the Machines [1931] by Nat Schachner (w. AL Zagat))
Dressing Machines
Semi-autonomous guided devices that could dress a person in ordinary clothing.
(From The Revolt of the Machines [1931] by Nat Schachner (w. AL Zagat))
Robot Gas Station
An entirely automated station for dispensing fuel to consumer vehicles.
(From Flow My Tears, The Policeman Said [1974] by Philip K. Dick)
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