Assignment in Eternity by Robert Heinlein:
Science Fiction Inventions, Technology and Ideas

This book is a collection of Heinlein's short fiction from the 1940's. The stories tend to concentrate on extraordinary aspects of human potential that most of us (unfortunately) have not fully developed. Select an invention:

Pocket Phone (or pocketphone) - invention of the cell phone

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