Cantata 140 by Philip K. Dick:
Science Fiction Inventions, Technology and Ideas

Also published as The Crack in Space. Another remarkable novella by Dick; he combines themes like the issues surrounding the election of America's first black president with forced warehousing of lower-class people with cold-sleep, orbital brothels and the promise of new frontiers via a rip in space time found in a household appliance. Select an invention:

Artif-Org - mechanical replacement organ
A mechanical version of a human organ.

Autonomic Food-Processing System - untouched by humans
Technology allows food to be prepared untouched by human hands.

Bibs - cold storage for people
People who are put in cold-sleep because there is no niche for them in society.

Boulder
A device that homed in on a person's brain wave pattern; a very specific assassination device.

Syn-Cof
Synthetic coffee.

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