If This Goes On... by Robert Heinlein:
Science Fiction Inventions, Technology and Ideas

This novella was first serialized in Astounding, but eventually published in 1953 as part of the collection Revolt in 2100. The story takes place in a future America ruled by a series of fundamentalist Christian "Prophets". A revolution is planned.

In 2016, the story was given the 1941 Retro-Hugo Award for Best Novella of 1940. Select an invention:

Ferretscope - who's listening?
A counter-surveillance tool to detect the presence of listening devices.

Paralysis Bomb
A device like a hand grenade that released paralyzing radiation.

Synthetic Personality
A artificial identity, a legal fiction of a person.

Vibroblade - not messy
A knife-like weapon.

 

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The Far Side Of The Moon, By NASA (2015) And By PAUL (1932)
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re: Philip K. Dick
(9/11/2022)

Solar-Powered Remote-Control Cockroaches!
re: Thomas A. Easton
(9/9/2022)

SolarBotanic Tree For Solar Energy - Would You Need A Forest, Or Just One?
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Metaverse Hardware - Run And Flail Like A Maniac, Or Lie Quietly?
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Robot Food Delivery Coming To Campus Near You
re: Robert Heinlein
(9/3/2022)

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re: Philip K Dick
(9/1/2022)

Hip'Safe Airbag For Seniors, From Helite
re: Neal Stephenson
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Soulaje Self-Administered Euthanasia Wearable Prototype
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