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"The world is really so surreal these days that it's necessary for us to blunt it somehow in order to stay sane. The artist functions to short-circuit the buffering mechanism, so that people can occasionally perceive the weirdness of things as they are."
- William Gibson

Zag House  
  A means of implanting dreams.  

The Zag spoke to them, and his words were dead and hollow sounds dripping from a mummified husk.

"What is it you wish? Here you live the lives you yearn for - find any escape you may seek - possess the things you dream of."

"There is a stream," said Sutton. "A little creek that runs -"

The light changed to green...

...

... the Zag House facade:

DREAMS TO ORDER

Live the life you missed
Dream up a tough one for us.

From First He Died (Time and Again), by Clifford Simak.
Published by Dell in 1951
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Compare to the extra-factual memories from Philip K. Dick's 1966 story We Can Remember It For You Wholesale.

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