The Shining One by Nat Schachner:
Science Fiction Inventions, Technology and Ideas

Very nicely done story illustrates how science fiction authors warn about the future by predicting future weapons systems. The story is also a cautionary tale about trying to fight the last war all over again. Select an invention:

Concentrated Light - predicts the laser

Multiple Sample Voice - sound mixing 30's style

Sono-Induction Coils - buried speaker technology

Subphoton Search Ray - see through walls

Vibration Screen - keep spy beams out!

 

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