The Stars My Destination by Alfred Bester:
Science Fiction Inventions, Technology and Ideas

You can hardly believe that this novel was written in the 1950's. Bester created a society which is forced into a renaissance by the discovery of jaunting, the natural ability to teleport. All of our carefully built institutions have crumbled; hilariously, brand name identities remain. Fabulous book. Select an invention:

Analogue - devolution through chemistry

Dental Switchboard - tongue switching

Internal Body Power Pack - AAAAAAAA size

Jaunte Stage - a little space to teleport

Living Advertising Character - meet Mr. Presto

PyrE - thought explosive

Refurbished Nervous System - rewired for speed

Robot Bartender - early mention

Sargasso Asteroid - scavenger planetoid

Sympathetic Block - psychological privacy

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