For some reason I can't get it out of my head. For over a decade, I've been thinking about writing a silly book. Essentially, it would be an oral history of the invention and debut of the personal force field.
Of course, no such invention yet exists. And that's part of the fun. I'd like to invent the characters, from the engineers working on one aspect of the personal force field's development to the marketing people to the early adopters who first use them and spot the first glitches. Maybe throw in a chapter from some weirdo anti-technology anarchist dude who goes on a personal crusade to ban them. Stuff like that.
I think it would make an interesting book. What's funny is that I've had dozens of weird ideas like this over the past couple decades. This seems to be the only one with staying power. Every so often, I mentally kick myself and go "Man, why the heck haven't I written that yet?"
Maybe writing it would allow me to test out self-publishing. What do you think?