Looking Backward by Edward Bellamy:
Science Fiction Inventions, Technology and Ideas

Looking Backward, 2000-1887 is a utopian novel of the nineteenth century. Published in 1888, it inspired utopian living experiments. The book became so popular, in 1900 the only book that outsold it was Uncle Tom's Cabin. Select an invention:

Credit Card - why carry cash?
A simple card that is used in place of money

Mall (Great City Bazaar) - Wal-Mart foreseen
An aggregation of shops under one roof.

Telephonic Music Room
Places where a person could go, at any time, to share in musical performances happening at some distance away.

 

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