A World Out of Time by Larry Niven:
Science Fiction Inventions, Technology and Ideas

This unusual story takes place more than 200 years into the future. Jaybee Corbell, the main character, travels into the future by means of suspended animation. He becomes a corpsicle. In this future society, he is awakened to serve a particular purpose; to pilot a starship to the galactic core. Select an invention:

Biological Package Probe - automaton Johnny Appleseed

Bubble Car - does it come in moiré?

Bussard Ramjet - hydrogen ramscoop

Empty Man - a body ready for a mind

Gravity-assisted Subway - the shortest possible distance

Poster TV - flattest of flat screen TVs

RNA Shots - don't read Cliff notes; eat Cliff

Womb Room - return to the control room

Young-Forever

Zero-Time Jail - no time off for good behavior

 

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