Ideas, Science Fiction

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(in progress)

Technology

  • Space travel
  • Time travel
  • Vehicles
    • Land vehicles - bike, car, bus, jeep, 4 wheel drive, train, tank, "speeder" / hovercraft
    • Water vehicles - canoe, row boat, barge, sailing ship, speed boat, jet ski, hydrofoil, freighter, tanker
    • Underwater vehicles - submarine
    • Underground vehicles - mining machine
    • Air vehicles - glider, aeroplane, jet, stealth aircraft
    • Space vehicles
      • Unmanned - satellite, probe
      • Manned - shuttle, orbiter, space ship, star ship, deep space vehicle
  • Instant transportation
    • Transmat beams (short range)
    • Teleportation
    • Worm holes / gateways / portals to another region of space (one or two way)
  • Weapons
    • May require ammunition or recharging
    • Handguns - pistol, blaster, laser, phaser. May have various settings from "stun" to "lethal".
    • Large guns - rifle (normal, laser, sniper), shotgun, rail gun, machine gun
    • Grenades - stun, smoke, gas, incendiary, fragmentation
    • Heavy duty - bazooka / rocket launcher
    • Mounted - missile (guided / heat seeking), torpedo, energy weapons
    • Explosives - dynamite, C4
    • Bombs, nuclear weapons
  • Nanotechnology (microscopic machines)
    • Can inhabit a creature's body and enhance its abilities
  • Force field
    • Invisible door
    • A personal force field
    • A space ship's shield
  • Other kinds of field
    • Magnetic field
    • Attraction (tractor beam)
    • Repulsion (deflector shield)
  • Cloaking device (invisibility)
  • Holograms and projections
  • Communication devices
    • Hand held communicator (or bracelet) - audio, audio visual
    • May require line of sight (or at least no major obstacles between the sender and receiver)
    • Messages may be broadcast on "all known frequencies"
    • Jammers to prevent communication inside a region
    • Secure and insecure communication lines (which may be tapped into or forged)
    • Public broadcast receivers - television, radio
  • Recording devices
    • Voice recorders
    • Camera, video
    • Holographic (3D) recording
    • Recording with limited interactive ability (cf. the movie I, Robot)
    • Miniature spy camera or audio device ("bug")
  • Location based systems
    • GPS (Global Positioning System)
    • Tracking devices
    • Scanner, radar, "lifesigns" detector
  • Clothing
    • Space suit, wet suit, fireproof suit
    • Gas mask
    • Bullet proof vest, body armor, exoskeleton
    • Magnetic boots
    • Jet pack, "flying" boots
  • Keys
    • Pin number, password
    • Swipe card, special object (such as a ring)
    • Voice authentication
    • Thumb print, hand print or iris pattern
  • Miscellaneous devices
    • Translator unit
    • Medikit, diagnosis device
    • Chemical analyzer (rocks, atmosphere, etc)
    • Cooker, microwave, food generator
    • Microscope
    • Telescope
    • Torch, lighting
    • Simulator, virtual reality, holodeck (Star Trek)
  • Biologically related technology
    • Cloning
    • Genetic engineering
    • Artificial body parts
  • Supplements to normal abilities
    • Infra red camera, night vision goggles
    • X rays, ultrasound, sonar (eg. in submarines)
  • Large scale technology
    • Terraforming planets