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"If you have a gut response to a story, you are not responding to something new ..you are really responding to a story you were told when you were six or seven…"
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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.
From Natulife, by David Brin.
Published by Fantasy and Science Fiction in 1994
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