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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MIT's Robotic Cheetah Runs Free - And Frolics In The Grass
re: William Gibson
(9/16/2014)

Flying Robot Has An Arm
re: Philip K. Dick
(9/15/2014)

Strati 3D Printed Car
re: Philip K. Dick
(9/14/2014)

Tracking Spinning Space Junk
re: Arthur C. Clarke
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Baidu Kuaisou Dune Poison Snooper Chopsticks
re: Frank Herbert
(9/12/2014)

Crystalized Light Created At Princeton
re: John W. Campbell
(9/11/2014)

The Amazing Gravity-Assisted Journey Of Rosetta
re: Ray Cummings
(9/10/2014)

AirDog Auto-Follow Drone Captures Your Awesomeness
re: Karen Traviss
(9/9/2014)

Dell's Venue 8 7000 Tablet With RealSense Depth-Mapping
re: Ridley Scott
(9/8/2014)

Google's Cartographer Backpack For Indoor Mapping
re: Jack Williamson
(9/7/2014)

T-Mobile Sues Huawei Over Button Pushing Robot Idea From The 1930's
re: Schachner and Zagat
(9/6/2014)

Hayabusa-2 Asteroid Cannon Strategy From 1950's SF Novel
re: EC Tubb
(9/5/2014)

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