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

Flatcat Robot Recalls Both Heinlein And Simak
re: Robert Heinlein
(2/19/2021)

Nuclear Batteries May Pack Inner Punch
re: Edmond Hamilton
(2/17/2021)

Elon Musk STILL Wants To Make Heinlein's 1940's Speedster
re: Robert Heinlein
(2/15/2021)

Mercury Capsule Ablative Shielding
re: EE 'Doc' Smith
(2/13/2021)

Heinlein And Russian Quail In Orbit
re: Robert Heinlein
(2/11/2021)

Listen Up, Coppertop - Wearable Device Turns You Into A Battery
re: Wachowskis
(2/9/2021)

Solar Powered Robot Cleans Up Solar Panels For Free
re: Arthur C. Clarke
(2/7/2021)

Spot Arm From Boston Dynamics Picks Up Like Heinlein's Hired Girl Robot
re: Robert Heinlein
(2/5/2021)

Electric Vehicle Prices Will Drop To $2,890
re: Niven and Pournelle
(2/3/2021)

TIGER Ultimate Mobility Vehicle From Hyundai
re: Anthony Boucher
(2/1/2021)

Drones Communicate With Each Other Using Quantum Encryption
re: Frederik Pohl
(1/29/2021)

Space Construction Tools For Large Structures By OAC
re: Arthur C. Clarke
(1/27/2021)

SpinCare Electrospins And Shoots Wound Dressing
re: Philip K. Dick
(1/25/2021)

Tesla Model S And X Moves Toward KITT Knight Rider Styling
re: Various
(1/23/2021)

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