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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Star Trek Voyager Replica Tricorder And Galaxy Quest
re: Various
(1/9/2022)

Rolls Royce Electric Airplane Breaks Records
re: Charles Cloukey
(1/7/2022)

Chang'e-5 Lunar Lander Seeks Water
re: Max Valier
(1/5/2022)

I Really Want A Folding Computer
re: William Gibson
(1/3/2022)

A Kill Switch For Your Car?
re: Keith Laumer
(1/1/2022)

Scientifiction, Searchlight of Science
re: Jack Williamson
(12/31/2021)

Wearable Biomedical Sensors Printed Directly On Your Skin
re: Greg Bear
(12/29/2021)

Artificial, Implantable Kidney Prototype
re: Philip K. Dick
(12/27/2021)

Ultra-short Pulse Laser Kills Bacteria In Vivo
re: Robert J. Sawyer
(12/25/2021)

Bioprint Prototype Handheld Bioprinter
re: Philip K. Dick
(12/23/2021)

Betty Crocker, The First Company Avatar
re: Alfred Bester
(12/21/2021)

Augmented Reality Book Covers Reveal The Inner Book
re: Greg Bear
(12/19/2021)

The First Multi-User Hologram Table?
re: George Lucas
(12/17/2021)

Apollo 8 Astronauts Pass The Equigravisphere
re: Jules Verne
(12/15/2021)

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