Brian Aldiss:
Science Fiction Technology and Ideas
Brian Aldiss was born in 1925 in East Dereham, Norfolk. He joined the Royal Signals regiment in 1943, seeing action in Burma in WWII. He wrote short science fiction for magazines after the war, becoming a full-time writer in 1955. He and Harry Harrison started Science Fiction Horizons in 1964, the first sf criticism magazine. He was awarded the title of Officer of the Order of the British Empire in 2005.
Invention/Technology Source Work (Publication Date)

Crosswell Tape Worm
Device that allows you to eat without gaining weight.

Super-Toys Last All Summer Long (1969)

Half-sentient spores of the whistle thistle.

Hothouse (1962)

Emotional Register (ER)
A small disk worn in the forehead that discloses the emotional state of the wearer.

The Primal Urge (1961)

An agricultural robot.

Who Can Replace A Man (1963)

Lunar Web
The moon ensnared by cobwebs.

Hothouse (1962)

Parenthood Lottery
A means of restricting population growth.

Super-Toys Last All Summer Long (1969)

Synthetic Flesh
Provides robots with realistic coverings, not just plastic.

Super-Toys Last All Summer Long (1969)

A very intelligent and highly mobile robotic teddy bear.

Super-Toys Last All Summer Long (1969)

Whologram - word play
Presents a realistic illusion.

Super-Toys Last All Summer Long (1969)

Window Wavelength
Display's that provide 'views' as if they were windows.

Super-Toys Last All Summer Long (1969)

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