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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)
KR-3
A drug that breaks down the ability of the brain to perceive space and physical objects properly, or in sequence; a new universe opens.
(From Flow My Tears, The Policeman Said [1974] by Philip K. Dick)
Floating Building
An apartment building that floats a few feet off the ground.
(From Flow My Tears, The Policeman Said [1974] by Philip K. Dick)
EEG-Gram Projection
Detection of unique characteristics at a distance.
(From Flow My Tears, The Policeman Said [1974] by Philip K. Dick)
Spacelanes Traffic Jam
Fanciful description of commuters in space.
(From Sales Pitch [1954] by Philip K. Dick)
Robutler
A robotic butler.
(From The Stainless Steel Rat's Revenge [1970] by Harry Harrison)
Nerve Machine
A device that delivers pure pain via neural currents.
(From The Stainless Steel Rat's Revenge [1970] by Harry Harrison)
Picphone
A small telephone that has a screen to show pictures.
(From Flow My Tears, The Policeman Said [1974] by Philip K. Dick)
Transparent Overalls
Perfect for prisoners, because nothing can be concealed.
(From The Stainless Steel Rat's Revenge [1970] by Harry Harrison)
Killalc Pills
Counteracts the effects of alcohol consumption.
(From The Stainless Steel Rat's Revenge [1970] by Harry Harrison)
Phone-Grid Transex Network
Addictive network-enhanced sexuality.
(From Flow My Tears, The Policeman Said [1974] by Philip K. Dick)
Powdered Alcohol
Alcohol in non-liquid form.
(From The Stainless Steel Rat's Revenge [1970] by Harry Harrison)
Luggage Robot
Perfect helper at robotic hotels.
(From The Stainless Steel Rat's Revenge [1970] by Harry Harrison)
Riding Robot
A single person means of bipedal transportation.
(From The Stainless Steel Rat's Revenge [1970] by Harry Harrison)
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