The Roads Must Roll by Robert Heinlein:
Science Fiction Inventions, Technology and Ideas

This novella deals with the dangers of rapidly advancing technology. From the standpoint of "predicting the future" this story veers from our path; but the characters and situations are recognizable in our world. Select an invention:

Hush-a-Phone - noise suppression for telephones

Rolling Road - public transport

Solar Reception Screen - photovoltaics in action

Tumblebug - a gyro-stabilized monocycle

Two-Wheeled Car

 

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in the News

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re: Bruce Sterling
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re: Robert Heinlein
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Care-O-Bot 4 Personal Service Robot
re: Philip K. Dick
(1/24/2015)

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re: Frank Herbert
(1/23/2015)

EDSAP Wearable Stroke Detection
re: Philip K. Dick
(1/22/2015)

Brand Killer Helmet Blocks Real-Life Ads
re: John Varley
(1/21/2015)

In Vivo Micromotors Powered By Stomach Acid
re: Isaac Asimov
(1/20/2015)

Synthetic 'Squid Skin' For Camouflage On The Way
re: Gordon R. Dickson
(1/19/2015)

3D Printer 'Teleports' Objects Like Simak's Way Stations
re: Clifford Simak
(1/18/2015)

Laser Etching Makes Metal Super-Hydrophobic
re: Frank Herbert
(1/17/2015)

Patient Walks Out With Fully Artificial Heart
re: Philip K. Dick
(1/16/2015)

Radisens' Gemini Instant Blood Tests
re: Larry Niven
(1/15/2015)

Nonhuman Artist Collective Keeps Robot Artist Earnings Until Legal
re: Various
(1/14/2015)

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