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

IBM's Grain Of Sand Computer
re: Stanislaw Lem
(4/6/2018)

Liquid Metal Shape-Changing 'Soft Robotics'
re: Philip K. Dick
(4/5/2018)

The Hammock Caravan And Italo Calvino's Octavia
re: Italo Calvino
(4/4/2018)

Super-Resolution Microscopy Provides '4D' Views
re: James Hogan
(4/3/2018)

Have I Seen The Tesla Roadster Story Before?
re: Theodore Sturgeon
(4/2/2018)

Watch 'Do You Trust This Computer' For Free Today
re: Various
(4/1/2018)

Self-Driving Car Ticketed
re: Various
(3/30/2018)

Elon Musk Tweets Versions Of Clarke's Operation Cleanup
re: Arthur C. Clarke
(3/28/2018)

Burner Generates Temporary Phone Numbers
re: John Varley
(3/26/2018)

Walmart’s Autonomous Robot Bees
re: Various
(3/24/2018)

EA Created AI That Taught Itself To Play Battlefield
re: Keith Laumer
(3/22/2018)

Is Teleportation A Death Sentence?
re: Clifford Simak
(3/20/2018)

New Brain Scanner Lets You Move Around
re: Philip K. Dick
(3/18/2018)

Can An Entire Brain Be Simulated In A Computer?
re: Isaac Asimov
(3/17/2018)

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