Beyond This Horizon by Robert Heinlein:
Science Fiction Inventions, Technology and Ideas

Originally serialized in Astounding Science Fiction in 1942 under the Anson MacDonald pseudonym. In the future world of the novel, genetic selection for health, longevity and intelligence is almost universal; work has become optional.

It was awarded a Retro-Hugo award for best novel in 2018. Select an invention:

Auto-Clerk
An automated accounting system.

Capillotomer
An automatic shaving machine

Control Natural
A person who is allowed to have an unmodified genetic makeup.

News Roundup - better than Tivo
A device that presents brief story outlines, any of which can be chosen to find details.

Slideway - moving sidewalk
A slidewalk, or moving walkway, that moves people forward.

Stasis Field
Energy field which prevents time from passing inside the field walls; no time passes, nobody gets hurt.

 

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