War Veteran by Philip K. Dick:
Science Fiction Inventions, Technology and Ideas

"Problem: The future must be changed! ...
For he was a throwback from the future~
this' old man~ veteran of war yet to come;
war in which Earth was annihilated. ."


('War Veteran' by Philip K. Dick)

Excellent short story details the perils of scrying with high technology to win wars. In this future, a variety of planets and moons in the solar system have been colonized; many populations defy the politicians of old Earth.

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Artibase
An artificial asteroid base between planets.

Chest-Lens
Part of an automatic photograph-and-send system.

Cold-Beam
Puts a cloud of extreme cold around the target.

Robot Gardener - gardening robot
An autonomous gardening robot, taking care of plants in parks or fields.

Robot Surgeon-Hand - attached at the wrist
A skilled surgical robot that attaches at the end of the surgeon's arm.

Water Brain Fountain
A drinking fountain that locates your mouth, rather than you having to lean down to the spout.

 

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