A Scanner Darkly by Philip K. Dick:
Science Fiction Inventions, Technology and Ideas

Paranoid masterpiece by Dick examines what happens when undercover cops ingest illegal drugs that split their personalities, and are then forced to investigate themselves and all of their friends. This dark novel has many streaks of black humor as Dick uses his characters to peel back all of the sordid layers of the addicted personality.


('A Scanner Darkly' by Philip K. Dick)

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Cephalochromoscope (Cephscope) - see what's going on in there
A brain-scan device with a screen to display neural patterns.

Holo-Cube
A very large holographic display, that a person could walk into.

Holo-Printing
Errors introduced in data storage media when recording under improper conditions.

Holo-Scanner
A small portable device that acquired holographic surveillance images.

Scramble Suit - instant anonymity
A superthin membrane upon which are projected the characteristics of a million different people, it confers instant anonymity.

Substance D
An addictive, psychoactive drug.

 

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