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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Science Fiction
in the News

Walmart Shopping Cart Robots Will Follow You
re: John Brunner
(6/17/2016)

DoNotPay Lawyer Program Contests Parking Tickets
re: David Brin
(6/16/2016)

Real Leather Without Cows Modern Meadow Biofabrication
re:
(6/15/2016)

City Made Of Bone
re: Larry Niven
(6/14/2016)

SpotMini Robot Pierson's Puppeteer-Style
re: Larry Niven
(6/13/2016)

Brick By Brick, Building Martian Bases
re: John W. Campbell
(6/13/2016)

Elon Musk et. al. OpenAI Household Robot
re: Robert Heinlein
(6/12/2016)

BRUISE Smart Injury Detection Suit
re: Orson Scott Card
(6/11/2016)

Tesla Model S Is Also A Boat (Sort Of)
re: Robert Heinlein
(6/10/2016)

Promobot, The Runaway Russian Robot!
re: Michael Crichton
(6/9/2016)

Rowbot Small Autonomous Farm Robot
re: Larry Niven
(6/8/2016)

Amazon's Alexa To Recognize Emotions
re:
(6/7/2016)

Cool 'Single-Person Spaceships' Have Better SF Name
re: Larry Niven
(6/6/2016)

First Robot Suicide Has Science Fiction Roots
re: Eando Binder
(6/5/2016)

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