ORBITAL VECTOR
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The Speculative Technology Database


This site is meant to be an online encyclopedia for the technology of the future. Technology that may exist ten years or ten centuries from now, as imagined by scientists, engineers, authors, and artists alike.

Orbital Vector is a work in progress dedicated to collecting and cataloging speculative technology ideas, and to function as a bridge between real science and science fiction for the layman. On the hub pages and articles, technology is arranged from lowest tech to highest, so that the further down the page you scroll, the deeper into the future you go.


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AIRCRAFT

CONVENTIONAL AIRCRAFT Airplanes and jets.
ROTARY WING AIRCRAFT Helicopters and related craft.
AIRSHIPS Lighter-Than-Air vehicles.

AQUATIC

DIVING TECH Personally exploring the watery world.
SURFACE SHIPS Navigating Earth's seas.
SUBMERSIBLES Plumbing the ocean depths.
OCEANIC HABITATION Living and working in the aquatic environment.

GRAVITICS

GRAVITICS Artificially manipulating gravity.

MATERIALS

MATERIALS Advanced forms of matter.

MEDICAL

DIAGNOSTIC TOOLS Reading the human body.

MEGASTRUCTURES

TERRESTRIAL Megastructures on the surface of Earth.
PLANET SCALE Constructs on the scale of asteroids, moons, and planets.
STELLAR SCALE Megastructures on the scale of stars.
COSMIC Constructs on the scale of solar systems, galaxies, and beyond.


MILITARY

MISC. WEAPONS Armament oddballs.
NON-LETHAL WEAPONS Taking the enemy without killing.
FIREARMS The small arms of the future.
TACTICAL WEAPONS Artillery and vehicle weapons.
SPACE WEAPONS Warfare on the High Frontier.
DEFENSES & COUNTERMEASURES Protective Measures.

POWER

POWER Energy production, transfer, and storage.

SPACE

ORBITAL TRAVEL From Earth to Space and back again.
DEEP SPACE PROPULSION Tooling around the Solar Sytem.
INTERSTELLAR FLIGHT Crossing the vast gulfs between the stars.
FTL Outracing a beam of light.
SPACE STRUCTURES Outposts in the Great Dark.
SPACE EQUIPMENT Personal gear for the final frontier.
THE MOON Earth's natural satellite.
VENUS The morning star.
MARS The red planet.
ASTEROIDS AND COMETS Cosmic debris.



RECENT ADDITIONS

Topopolis (Stellar Scale Megastructures, added 7/7/12)

Disintegrators (Firearms, Tactical Weapons, added 6/22/12)

Sun Movers (Stellar Scale Megastructures, added 6/10/12)

Interplanetary Superhighway (Deep Space Propulsion, added 5/26/12)

Spin Gravity Habitats (Space Structures, added 5/6/12)

Box Wing Jets (Conventional Aircraft, added 4/26/12)

Manned Mars Mission (Mars, added 4/18/12)

Advanced Atmospheric Diving Suits (Diving, added 3/21/12)





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