The Zap Gun by Philip K. Dick:
Science Fiction Inventions, Technology and Ideas

Stunningly original book by Dick in which weapons designers enter a drug-induced trance to design outlandish weaponry. The weapon designs are then "plowshared" into harmless civilian applications (this book was originally published as Operation Plowshare). Highly recommended. Select an invention:

Autonomic Interviewer - pape's proxy

Battery-Powered 3D Comic Book

Cephalic Pattern Door

Civic Notification Distorter - bit-rot weaponry

Death-rattle File

Garbage-can Banger

Handicloset - self-organizing

N-e (Needle-eyeification) Weapon - absolute positioning precision

Sheep Dip Isolator

 

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