Heretics of Dune by Frank Herbert:
Science Fiction Inventions, Technology and Ideas

Ten thousand years have passed since the time of Dune; the planet Rakis is now returning to desert. The Bene Gesserit, patient as always in their ambitions that span millenia, plot to control the future and themselves. Select an invention:

Agony Box - testing for humans
A device for causing non-lethal, non-injuring pain by nerve induction.

Comeye - portable video camera
A portable video camera, used by the mobile functionary to keep in touch with office.

Datacase - a status-thin briefcase for electronics
A portable suitcase, containing useful electronics for the mobile business-person.

House Records -10K years of information management
The vast archival information management system of the Bene Gesserit sisterhood, covering millennia.

House Records Archivist - forget holographic memories
A specialist who correlated information within the House Records of the Bene Gesserit.

Ixian Probe
A device that looks at brain tissue so carefully that memories can be seen.

Life-shield Blanket - save from sensors
A device that is capable of shielding the person using it against ordinary forms of detecting living beings.

No-Globe
A large spherical living space that is concealed by special Ixian technology, making it impossible to detect by any known probe.

No-Ship
A ship that uses an Ixian field to be effectively invisible.

Nullentropy Bin - world's best salad crisper
A compartment in which entropy was halted.

Pulse-Timer
A watch that uses your visual cortex for a read-out device.

Shere - beat the brain scan
Destroys cells so that memory cannot be deduced from the cells of the person even in death.

 

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