Frederik Pohl:
Science Fiction Technology and Ideas
Frederik Pohl (b. 1919) is both an sf writer and editor. He attended the Bronx High School of Science, becoming friends with Isaac Asimov. He was a member of the Futurians as a young man. Unfortunately, when he was 14, he was forced to quit school to work (due to the Great Depression). He edited Galaxy and If magazines from 1959 until 1969. He won both the Hugo and Nebula awards for his novel Gateway in 1978. He also won a John W. Campbell Memorial Award for Best Novel, and is recognized as a Grand Master by the Science Fiction Writers of America.
Invention/Technology Source Work (Publication Date)

Automatic Companion Robot - better than a puppy

The Midas Plague (1954)

Automatized Factory

The Tunnel Under The World (1955)

Big Screen Control - right from your personal device

The Age of The Pussyfoot (1966)

Caller Contact List - very early use

The Age of The Pussyfoot (1966)

Cellphone Credit Card - mobile phone wallet

The Age of The Pussyfoot (1966)

Cellphone Tranquilizing Spray

The Age of The Pussyfoot (1966)

Cellphone Voice Mail - very early use of concept

The Age of The Pussyfoot (1966)

Consumption Robots

The Midas Plague (1954)

Corpsicle - thaw and fix

The Age of The Pussyfoot (1966)

Death-Reversal Equipment

The Age of The Pussyfoot (1966)

Garbage Device

The Age of The Pussyfoot (1966)

Human Habit Pattern Machines

The Tunnel Under The World (1955)

Interests Profile - an intelligent agent

The Age of The Pussyfoot (1966)

Joymaker - the ultimate PDA

The Age of The Pussyfoot (1966)

Law Clerk Robot

The Midas Plague (1954)

Networked Personal Device - the backend is more important

The Age of The Pussyfoot (1966)

Online Employability Profile Testing - get the right job first

The Age of The Pussyfoot (1966)

Online Job Search - via cellphone

The Age of The Pussyfoot (1966)

Oort Cloud Processor - fast food from outer space

Beyond the Blue Event Horizon (1980)

Sigfrid von Shrink - computer shrink

Gateway (1970)

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