The Roads Must Roll by Robert Heinlein:
Science Fiction Inventions, Technology and Ideas

This novella deals with the dangers of rapidly advancing technology. From the standpoint of "predicting the future" this story veers from our path; but the characters and situations are recognizable in our world. Select an invention:

Hush-a-Phone - noise suppression for telephones

Rolling Road - public transport

Solar Reception Screen - photovoltaics in action

Tumblebug - a gyro-stabilized monocycle

Two-Wheeled Car

 

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Unsinkable Metal Latest Gates Obsession
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(11/7/2019)

M-Blocks 2.0 Self-Assembling Robots
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(11/5/2019)

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Orbital Display's Low Earth Orbit Advertisements
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Neuromorphic Computing Hardare
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