Return from the Stars by Stanislaw Lem:
Science Fiction Inventions, Technology and Ideas

Wonderful utopian novel by Lem; sleep teaching and robot labor make life easier for the humans. Select an invention:

Betrization
An in utero method of reducing human aggression.

Calster - portable cash printer
A handheld device that printed legal currency on the spot.

Crystal Corn - tiny crystal books
Tiny data storage crystals.

Electronic Book Store
A place to pick up your electronic books.

Interactive Map - very early concept
A small book with a 'touch-screen' paper interactive map.

Lecton - be read to
A device that would read aloud an electronic text book.

Opton - electronic book
Very early description of an electronic book, with storage media.

Parastatics
Means of completely eliminating injury in vehicles during crashes.

Sky Ceiling - long before Hogwarts
Ceilings that consist of large screens, on which are presented images of the sky.

Spray-On Clothing - dresses in a can
Body coverings from a spray can.

 

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