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Purple Wage
Guaranteed subsidy paid to every citizen.
(From Riders of the Purple Wage [1967] by Philip Jose Farmer)
Puff (Puff Balls)
Material that is used to help Skyrines dropped to the surface of Mars get rid of some of that excess velocity.
(From War Dogs [2014] by Greg Bear)
Oxygen Fountain
A small factory for making oxygen on the Martian surface.
(From War Dogs [2014] by Greg Bear)
Fornixation
Electrical stimulation of the pleasure centers of the brain.
(From Riders of the Purple Wage [1967] by Philip Jose Farmer)
Skintight
Specialized space suit for low atmospheric pressure environments like Mars.
(From War Dogs [2014] by Greg Bear)
Norm-All Program
A set of algorithms that determine a reasonable location for every citizen.
(From Spark [2014] by John Twelve Hawks)
Timeout
The part of a Skyrene's life that is spent in Warm Sleep travel between Earth and the destination planet.
(From War Dogs [2014] by Greg Bear)
EYE Program
A massive government database on civilians.
(From Spark [2014] by John Twelve Hawks)
Freedom ID
A chip inserted into the hand for identification (and surveillance) purposes.
(From Spark [2014] by John Twelve Hawks)
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)
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