The Space Merchants by Frederik Pohl (w/CM Kornbluth):
Science Fiction Inventions, Technology and Ideas

Exceptional novel; it's focus on marketing and advertising will make you scratch your head and realize that there was someone who thought about our world that is packed tight with advertising - in 1950! Select an invention:

Airplane Window Ads - ads on clouds

Automatic Pilot - a brief history

Chicken Little - vat-grown protein

Chlorella Plantation

Coffiest - coffee plus

Compulsive Subsonics - ads dodge your cortex

Hilsch Vortex Tube - Maxwell's demon lives!

Hypnoteleset

Plasticocoon

Prism Window - better plane window

Retinal Projection - put the ad right on the eyeball

Soot-Extractor Nostril Plugs (Antisoot Plugs) - breathe easier

Tourist Rocket

Water Bulb

Water Bulb

 

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