Cease Fire by Frank Herbert:
Science Fiction Inventions, Technology and Ideas

Very interesting short story that captures the frustration of the thinking man in a military machine. Herbert also explores the real issues that would need to be addressed if you wanted peace on earth. Select an invention:

Cone of Silence - the original sound-dampener
Distortion field that limits the carrying power of voice or other vibration; it accomplishes noise reduction with an image-vibration 180 degrees out of phase.

Life Detector - I see you!
A device that was capable of detecting living tissue within a set radius.

Life Detector Shield - an early mention of life sensors
An electronic field that is intended to shield living tissue from a Life Detector.

 

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