As titled, how to translate "黑科技" in to english?

Is there any translation better than "fictional technology"?

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    Black technology, for example.
    – Stan
    Feb 2, 2016 at 5:11
  • Surreal technology.
    – NS.X.
    Feb 2, 2016 at 7:06
  • answer in iciba, with references to sources
    – user6065
    Feb 2, 2016 at 12:22

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"Black Technology"

It is a role of Japanese light novels Full Metal Panic! .

黑科技(Black Technology)——是指倾听者所拥有,但是非人类自力研发;凌驾于人类现有的科技之上的知识。

Black Technology is obtained from the Whispered who is another role of Full Metal Panic! . It is so knowledgeable that it overtops the existing technology of human being.

Nowadays, "黑科技" is often used to describe the companies which have unbelievable technology, such as Sony.


"黑科技" comes from a comics. It means magical and amazing technical products that violated the nature of the world nor could be explained by the human knowledge. Inconceivable technology would be a good translation


黑科技 is quite a parody way to describe technology that is beyond explanation so I think "dark side of the force" will be the appropriate way to describe it.


I like 'black technology', but 'shadow technology' is also a possible useful alternative.

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