The Godmakers by Frank Herbert:
Science Fiction Inventions, Technology and Ideas

This is another book that people love or hate; either it's an unreadable mix of religious heresy and nutty politics, or it's a fast-paced and imaginative story with a huge political scope that talks about the infinite potential of the human spirit. Go with the latter, and read the book. Select an invention:

Atlotl/Gibiril Regimen - regrow and rejuvenate
A method of altering the flow of energy in the body to aid in regrowth of damaged or missing tissue.

Autobutle
An automated servant.

City of Glass
An entire city made of unique structural glass and ceramic.

Crechepod - full life support
A small, enclosed medical device providing full life support as well as advanced regrowth technologies.

Go-Buggy
A ground-only vehicle.

Implanted Tranceiver - totally hands free phone
Device enables two-way communication with needing to carry a device.

Mini-Sneaker
A small, airborne surveillance device.

Polawindow - change lighting instantly
A window-sized polarizer filter that allows changes in light intensity and color.

Rotating House - turn the salon
A single family home built upon a central pivot; it can be turned at will.

Selectacol - automating interior design
A device that automates the interior design process, providing a choice of color schemes for a roomful of furniture.

Transmit-Paper - first use of this idea
Paper form with a built-in capability to transmit the information written with a stylus to a remote computer network.

 

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