Glossary

Have you ever come across a word or phrase when reading a Future Something Future book and wondered what it meant? The Glossary is here to help you out.

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Biological Nanotechnologies:

Biological Nanotechnologies combines genetic design and engineering with molecule sized machines. (Term first seen in chapter 2 “Soap Bubble Blanket” in “Unauthorized Access”).

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Fauxm:

Fauxm is a strong yet very light material often used in Sky Apartments to make everything from the floors, to walls, and even furniture as not to weight down the apartment too much. Invented by Uncle Calvin during the renovations on Aunt Keysha’s Sky Apartment (Term first seen in chapter 2 “Soap Bubble Blanket” in the book "Unauthorized Access") See also 'WoodFauxm™'.

foundation house
Foundation House

Foundation House:

A foundation house is simply any house/apartment building that in in some way traditionally attached to the ground. (Term first seen in chapter 2 “Soap Bubble Blankets “ in the book "Unauthorized Access")

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Gravity Tether:

A gravity tether is a programmed device to hold a force field, surrounding a sky apartment, to the right height and location. (Term first seen in chapter 2 “Soap Bubble Blankets” in the book "Unauthorized Access")

Grand-lizard:

Grand-lizard is Granna’s nickname for Tiger Lilly. Tiger Lilly may not be a full fledge grandkid but don’t tell her that! (Term: First seen in chapter 1 “Glitching Fish” in the book "Unauthorized Access")

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Hooficure™:

Hooficure™ is a term used to describe a specific kind of equestrian (horse) shoeing that uses new solar and acrylic materials to coat the hooves. The product is applied and then cured more like a manicure but allows for the horses not to be weighed down while flying. (Term: First seen in chapter 5 “Metal Shoes” in the book "Unauthorized Access")

granna in hover chair
Granna in Hover Chair

Hover Chair:

A hover chair is a chair with steering capabilities which hovers above the ground. It is used by those that have trouble walking. (Term: First seen in chapter 1 “Glitching Fish” in the book "Unauthorized Access")

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Jump Key:

A jump key is a small object that contains the programmed permissions of the locations of peoples, clubs, or of secure venues and personal telepad. The Jump Key may also hold passport information as well for traveling between countries. Standard issue jump keys are often just a small silver cylinder shaped pendent on a black cord necklace. People have costume ones made into to all sorts of things, from earrings, patches, belt buckles, wedding rings, bracelets and even hair bows. (Term: First seen in chapter 1 “Glitching Fish” in the book "Unauthorized Access")

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KaayWaah

KaayWaah:

A KaayWaah is a rare and beautiful creature that can often be found among the clutter of sewing machines, robotic dress forms, and tomato-shaped pin cushions weaving Nano technologies into fabric. KaayWaah's are generally friendly and happy to see you but have also been known to be quite spontaneous. If you come across a KaayWaah be sure and say hello but be warned, once a KaayWaah starts talking she may never stop. Or maybe it’s just Riggin’s nickname for his sister Makayla. (Term first seen in chapter 3 “IRREVERSIBLE SHRINKING CAPE” in the book "Unauthorized Access")

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La Pantoufle Rose
La Pantoufle Rose

La Pantoufle Rose:

La Pantoufle Rose means “the pink slipper” in French and is the little brick dance school that Audrey attends in Paris, France. (Term first seen in chapter 2 “Soap Bubble Blankets” in the book "Unauthorized Access")

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Magneto Crane:

A magneto crane is a portable magnetic propeller. It propels things up high using magnetic force and had taken the place of a crane for many construction jobs. It is not shaped like a crane but instead looks more like a rubber blanket. The Magneto Crane is based on the concept of harnessing the same power of two of the same magnetic poles pushing against each other. (Term: First seen in chapter 4 “Boring Space Car” in the book "Unauthorized Access")

Medical Artistry Technician:

A medical artistry technician is a person who practices a form of tattooing where fiber optic lights are added giving a tattoo the ability to glitter, change color, or appear to move. (Term: First seen in chapter 4 “Boring Space Car” in the book "Unauthorized Access")

sky apartment
Sky Apartment

Model Sky Apartment:

A model sky apartment is a saucer shaped floating building made to displaying examples of rooms and amenities available to install in a sky apartment. (Term first seen in chapter 2 “Soap Bubble Blankets” in the book "Unauthorized Access")

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Ocean Exchange Student:

An ocean exchange student is a student previously from the ocean come to study on land often needing special technology to do so. (Term: First seen in chapter 1 “Glitching Fish” in the book "Unauthorized Access")

Oxygen Transformer:

An oxygen transformer is a machine that converts carbon dioxide into breathable oxygen and is commonly used in space travel. (Term: First seen in chapter 4 “Boring Space Car” in the book "Unauthorized Access")

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Public Telepad Terminal:

A public telepad terminal is a place similar to a train or subway station where there is a collection of telepads available for public use. Any charges for using a public telepad are done so through a person’s jump key. (Term: First seen in chapter 4 “Boring Space Car” in the book "Unauthorized Access")

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Sky Apartment

Sky Apartment:

A sky apartment is a dwelling that “floats” (using a generated anti-gravity force) high above the ground. They can be made singular family or multifamily. (term first seen in chapter 1 “Glitching Fish” in the book "Unauthorized Access")

Sky Rodeo:

A sky rodeo is a rodeo that contains some or all of the events where the horse and rider are in flight. (Term first seen in chapter 1 “Glitching Fish” in the book "Unauthorized Access")

Super Gravity:

Super Gravity is Poppie’s made-up term for the force of gravity that the Magneto Crane employs when it activates. (Term: First seen in chapter 5 “Metal Shoes” in the book "Unauthorized Access")

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Telepad

Telepad:

This is an often cylinder shaped booth installed in both public spaces and private residences alike, that allows one to travel very quickly from one booth to another whether it be the next room or the other side of the world and one day even to the moon (assuming they ever finish construction on it). The telepad works using a series of both jump pads and telepad that connect and propel the person or object directionally towards the destination telepad. (Term first seen in chapter 1 “Glitching Fish” in the book "Unauthorized Access")

Telepad Room:

A secure room or building where one or more telepads are housed and is the only way into that location. It is a security method used for locations like schools or special events like concerts. (Term first seen in chapter 3 “IRREVERSIBLE SHRINKING CAPE” in the book "Unauthorized Access")

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Virtual Chef Program:

A virtual chef program is a commonly found program in many households essentially turning the Kitchen into a smart kitchen. The program tracks pantry and refrigerator items and can make orders to replace them. The program stores thousands of recipes and can suggest recipes based on what is in your pantry. Most Virtual kitchen boast a holographic display where the user can make calls, order ingredients or take out, and organize favorite recipes. The virtual chef can even prep meal, preheat ovens, or warm left overs to be ready as specified times. (Term first seen in chapter 1 “Glitching Fish” in the book "Unauthorized Access")

Virtual Destination Rentals:

Virtual Destination Rentals is a facility with many very large Virtual Rooms that can be rented out for special events. Virtual Destination Rentals will also program a custom virtual environment to suit your needs. Anson had his Pirate themed birthday party here. (Term: First seen in chapter 4 “Boring Space Car” in the book "Unauthorized Access")

Virtual Environment:

A virtual environment is a programmed scene that stimulates all of the five senses in order to create an illusion to the observer of being somewhere else. (Term first seen in chapter 1 “Glitching Fish” in the book "Unauthorized Access")

Virtual Room:

A virtual room is a room designed to create a programmed environment its aim is to make you feel like you are somewhere else entirely. The ceiling is glass and holds many sizes of shapes that get teleported into the room and stack to resemble familiar shapes like tree, rocks, or even tiny robots. The floor is tiled with multidirectional treadmills allowing for one to feel as if they walked very far without actually getting anywhere. The control panel boast an impressive collection of fragrances to add to the authentic smell of an environment as well as temperature and humidity control to simulate weather activities. All these things combined with a projected overlaid picture engages with all the senses and helps with the intended illusion. (Term first seen in chapter 1 “Glitching Fish” in the book "Unauthorized Access")

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WoodFauxm™:

WoodFauxm™ is a product developed by Uncle Calvin made from a special foam like material to look like and be as durable as wood but much lighter so as not to weigh down Sky Apartments. (Term first seen in chapter 2 “Soap Bubble Blankets” in the book "Unauthorized Access")

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