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

Calster - portable cash printer

Crystal Corn - tiny crystal books

Electronic Book Store

Interactive Map - very early concept

Lecton - be read to

Opton - electronic book

Parastatics

Reciprocal Name - cellphone nickname

Sky Ceiling - long before Hogwarts

Spray-On Clothing - dresses in a can

 

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