The Fun They Had by Isaac Asimov:
Science Fiction Inventions, Technology and Ideas

Delightful short story first appeared in a children's magazine; Asimov wrote it as a favor for a friend. It is supposedly the most frequently anthologized of his stories, telling the strange tale of children that all went together to a special place to learn from a human teacher. Strange, no? Select an invention:

Machine Test Scoring
A device that scans a specially prepared grade sheet and determines a student's score.

Mechanical Teacher - one for all
A computer device able to teach children.

Telebook - words on a screen
A book made available in text on a television screen.

 

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Science Fiction
in the News

NASA Wants Self-Driving Or Remote-Controlled Vehicles For Lunar Astronauts
re: Stanley G. and Helen Weinbaum
(4/2/2024)

Elon Musk Says Robotaxis Will Be Ready This August, 2024
re: Miles J. Breuer
(3/30/2024)

Moonwalkers AI-Controlled Electric Shoes
re: Hugo Gernsback
(3/28/2024)

Steve Jobs: 'Capture The Next Aristotle - With AI'
re: William Gibson
(3/26/2024)

No Tips! Robotic Food Delivery In Phoenix
re: Robert Heinlein
(3/24/2024)

Electric Catamaran 'Explorer Eco 40m' Has 'Solar Skin'
re: John Baker Hopkins
(3/22/2024)

Orbital Mechanics, The Liftoff, The Turnover, The Retrograde Burn
re: EE 'Doc' Smith
(3/20/2024)

Harvest Power From Tears And Blinking With Smart Contact Lens
re: Vernor Vinge
(3/18/2024)

Europa Clipper Plate Carries A Special Message
re: John Edwards
(3/16/2024)

Micro-Robots Are Smallest, Fully Functional
re: Raymond Z. Gallun
(3/14/2024)

AI Enhances Images Your Brain Sees
re: Stanley G. Weinbaum
(3/12/2024)

Illustrating Classic Heinlein With AI
re: Robert Heinlein
(3/10/2024)

Deflector Plasma Screen For Drones ala Star Wars
re: EE 'Doc' Smith
(3/8/2024)

DIY Robotic Hand Made After Loss Of Fingers
re: Boris Zhitkov
(3/6/2024)

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