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"I'm a fairly visual thinker. In doing science, I think in terms of pictures of things happening, and then do the mathematics."
- Gregory Benford

Accu-Terrain Floor  
  A special floor for virtual reality environments that simulates any kind of surface.  

This is probably another name for Needle-Gym; see it for more details.

The Accu-Terrain floor thrummed beneath my feet to the charge of a hundred hooves. Sensu-Surround earphones brought the stampede roar of panicky beasts thundering toward us, wild-eyed with ardor to survive.
Technovelgy from Natulife, by David Brin.
Published by Fantasy and Science Fiction in 1994
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