Fictional technology
Fictional technology is an umbrella term for technological processes and devices that don't exist in reality, proposed or described in many different contexts:Examples of such fictional technologies a...
Turboencabulator
The turboencabulator or turbo-encabulator (and its later incarnation, the retroencabulator or retro-encabulator) is a fictional machine whose alleged existence became an in-joke and subject of profess...
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Star Rigger
A Star rigger is a person in author Jeffrey Carver's Star Rigger universe books who pilots a spacecraft through the hyperspace realm known as "the Flux."
Ships can be piloted by a solo rigger, or ...
Space warfare in fiction
Space warfare has served as a central theme within the science-fiction genre. One can trace its roots back to classical times, and to the "future war" novels of the nineteenth century. An interplaneta...
Bitek
Bitek is a fictional substance mentioned numerous times in the Night's Dawn Trilogy by Peter F. Hamilton. Bitek is in essence a supremely advanced Edenist biotechnology which can grow and change shap...
BattleTech technology
BattleTech is a wargaming and military science fiction franchise launched by FASA Corporation in 1984, acquired by WizKids in 2000, and owned since 2003 by Topps. The series began with FASA's debut of...
Danger Room
The Danger Room is a fictional training facility built for the X-Men of Marvel Comics as part of the various incarnations of the X-Mansion.
An obstacle course in which the X-Men train appears in T...
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Weapons in science fiction
Strange and exotic weapons are a recurring theme in science fiction. In some cases, weapons first introduced in science fiction have now been made a reality. Other science fiction weapons remain purel...
Ansible
An ansible is a fictional machine capable of instantaneous or superluminal communication. Typically it is depicted as a lunch-box-sized object with some combination of microphone, speaker, keyboard an...
Cryptex
The word cryptex is a neologism coined by the author Dan Brown for his 2003 novel The Da Vinci Code, denoting a portable vault used to hide secret messages. It is a combination of the words cryptology...
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Anti-gravity
Anti-gravity is an idea of creating a place or object that is free from the force of gravity. It does not refer to the lack of weight under gravity experienced in free fall or orbit, or to balancing t...
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S.P.I.N. (Super-Power-Inhibiting Nanobots) Technology
S.P.I.N. (Super-Power-Inhibiting Nanobots) Technology or S.P.I.N. Tech is a fictional type of nanotechnology found in Marvel Comics.
S.P.I.N. Tech was first mentioned in Avengers: The Initiative #...
Exploratory engineering
Exploratory engineering is a term coined by K. Eric Drexler to describe the process of designing and analyzing detailed hypothetical models of systems that are not feasible with current technologies o...
Transmetals
Transmetals are a subgroup of the Beast Wars and Beast Machines characters in the fictional Transformers universe. Ordinary Transformers in the Beast Wars universe have a mechanical robot form and an ...
Nanotechnology in fiction
The use of nanotechnology in fiction has attracted scholarly attention. The first use of the distinguishing concepts of nanotechnology was "There's Plenty of Room at the Bottom", a talk given by physi...
Resizing (fiction)
Resizing (including size-changing, miniaturization, growth, shrinking, and enlargement) is a recurring theme in fiction, in particular in fairy tales, fantasy, and science fiction.
There are many...
Kardashev scale
The Kardashev scale is a method of measuring a civilization's level of technological advancement, based on the amount of energy a civilization is able to utilize. The scale has three designated catego...
The Artifact (Eureka)
Eureka was an American science fiction television series that premiered on Syfy on July 18, 2006. The fifth and final season ended on July 16, 2012. The show was set in a fictional town in Oregon call...
Knightmare Frame
Knightmare Frames (ナイトメアフレーム, Naitomea Furēmu), or simply Knightmares, officially designated as the Humanoid Autonomous Armored Knight, are a form of mecha in the Sunrise anime series Code Gea...
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DeLorean time machine
The DeLorean time machine is a fictional automobile-based time travel device featured in the Back to the Future franchise. In the feature film series, Dr. Emmett Brown builds a time machine from a DeL...
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Odor amplifier
The odor amplifier is a fictional invention that is described in the 1970 novel Principles of American Nuclear Chemistry: A Novel, by mechanical engineer Thomas A. McMahon. In the novel, it is invente...
Spindizzy
The Dillon-Wagoner Graviton Polarity Generator, known colloquially as the spindizzy, is a fictitious anti-gravity device imagined by James Blish for his series Cities in Flight. This device grows mor...
Electric Pentacle
The "electric pentacle" is a fictional electronic device invented by author William Hope Hodgson and used in several of his short stories about Carnacki the Ghost-Finder.The device consists of a serie...
Unstable molecules
Unstable molecules are a fictional technology featured in Marvel Comics. They exist as a configuration of unknown atomic nuclei and electrons that are responsive to certain energized matter around the...
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