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by Philip K. Dick

Satiric masterpiece explores a future in which most people are forced to live miserable lives in unpleasant and depressing environments. Their only comfort is their ability to immerse themselves in models of the life they all once had.

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DNA Authenticators: Anti-Counterfeiting Proposed by Philip K. Dick
   A security measure proposed by Philip K. Dick in 1964 is now being used to use DNA technology to authenticate consumer products.

Philip K. Dick's Bubblehead Brainiacs
   Over-expressing the protein CPG-15 in rats gives them bigger brains; these enlarged brains have grooves and furrows like evolved mammalian brains with larger surface areas.

Air Warrior Microclimatic Cooling Garments Tested By Army
   The Army is testing personal cooling vests for soldiers in Iraq; Philip K. Dick suggested them in the sixties.

SHUTi - Automated Online Insomnia Treatment
   A recent clinical trial has demonstrated that an automated online system can provide treatment for insomnia that is at least as effective as that provided by human therapists. With video.

Are We As Smart As We Can Get?
   Can cognition be improved for humans - can we get smarter?

SPARX Fantasy Game Helps With Depression
   'And there in the next room by the sofa sat a familiar suitcase, that of his psychiatrist Dr. Smile.'

The bebionic3 Robotic Artificial Hand
   'At the moment Eldritch made use of the five-finger humanoid manual extremity...'

The i-limb Ultra Revolution Prosthetic Hand
   'This one was of course superior in that it provided a specialized variety of interchangeable hands...'- Philip K. Dick, 1965.

Wristify, Your Personal Cooling and Heating Device
   'By law [a mandatory cooling unit] had to be strapped to every commuter's back...'- Philip K. Dick

Forget Longevity, How About Super-Intelligence?
   'It was clearly domelike and oddly fragile-looking...'- Philip K. Dick, 1964.

Computer Predicts Psychosis Better Than Psychiatrists
   'The mechanism which was the portable extension of Dr. Smile...' - Philip K. Dick, 1965.

Will Future Games Require Hallucinogens ala Phil Dick?
   'The final packaged product Can-D, made life bearable for over one million unwilling expatriates from Terra...' - Philip K. Dick, 1965.

Unique DNA To Foil Parts Counterfeiters
   '... the only molecule, a unique protein amino acid, which could not be duplicated.' - Philip K. Dick, 1965.

Blaux Your Personal Commuter Cooling Unit
   A cooling unit had to be strapped to every commuter's back, by law.

Monkey Gets A Bigger Brain, Thanks To Human Gene
   'It's a madhouse! a madhouse!' - Planet of the Apes, 1968.

Sony Pocket Air Conditioner Is Phil Dick's Idea!
   '... he went to the hall closet to get his pith helmet and his mandatory cooling-unit.' - Philip K. Dick, 1965.

Virtual Reality: Is Technology Alone Enough To Fully Enter A New World?
   'Otherwise what good are the Perky Pat layouts to them?' - Philip K. Dick, 1969. is devoted to the creative inventions of science fiction authors and movie makers. Look for the Science Fiction Invention Category that interests you, the Glossary of Science Fiction Inventions, the Timeline of Science Fiction Inventions, or see what's New.
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re: Frank Herbert

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re: Otto Willi Gail

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