Ralph 124c 41 + by Hugo Gernsback:
Science Fiction Inventions, Technology and Ideas

Ralph 124c 41 + was originally self-published as a serial in Gernsback's own Modern Electrics magazine in 1911. It was collected and published again Amazing Stories in 1925. It really lives up to the name "scientifiction" (Gernsback's name for this kind of literature). The story is relatively simple; Ralph 124c 41 +, one of the ten most brilliant scientists on Earth, falls in love with a beautiful young woman, and saves her from evil. This story really is an sf classic. Select an invention:

Actinoscope

Alohydrolium

Automatic-Electric Packing Machine

Detectophone - machine translation of language

Hypnobioscope - learn while you sleep

Iridium Spirals (Street Lights)

Language Rectifier early reference to machine translation

Personalized News

Space-Sick

Steelonium - very early reference

Sub-Atlantic Tube - undersea tunnel

Telautograph

Tele-Motor-Coasters - power skates

Telephot - early videophone

 

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