Prima Donna 1980 by Frederic Brown:
Science Fiction Inventions, Technology and Ideas

"WHEN television becomes an established, perfected mode of entertainment and the ownership of the centers of broadcasting becomes more concentrated which present tendencies indicate as probabilities in the near future problems galore, of astoundingly new and as yet undreamed of complications, must follow in natural sequence. A few of these problems with their cleverly ingenious solutions are propounded by our contributor from H. G. Wells' country. We are glad to welcome our new English author to our midst."

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('Prima Donna 1980' by Bernard Brown)

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Adoption of Television
Prediction of TV penetration in homes and the death of movie houses.

Perfect Voice Modulation
Artificially creating the perfect human singing voice.

Skycar
A personal means of transportation that flies.

Sound Nullifier
A barrier to sound; the cancellation of sound waves.

 

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