We Can Remember It For You Wholesale by Philip K. Dick:
Science Fiction Inventions, Technology and Ideas

"Surely one of mans most difficult tasks is to learn to live with his memories. When, as for Douglas Quail, those include a dull job, a wilting marriage and little else, then something must be done. As, for instance, changing those memories."

Remarkable story; the depths of Dick's imagination is shown by how often his short stories are raided for movie scripts. Although Total Recall was a pretty good science fiction movie (neat special effects), read the original story to see why tens of millions was spent bringing it to life. Select an invention:

Artificial Gill Outfit
A diving suit that pulls air from the water.

Erased Memory - forget about it
A procedure that deletes selected memories from the human mind.

Extra-Factual Memory - an implanted memory
A "memory" placed in a person's mind by artifice, rather than by real life experience.

Telepathic Transmitter (Telep-transmitter)
A device using living alien tissue to transmit your thoughts.

Tru-Mem Systems
Organic process of recalling personal events.

 

Technovelgy.com 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.
Find
new authors and technologies - Shop for yourself, your library and your lab.

 

 

 

 

Science Fiction
in the News

Sky Cruise Nuclear Powered Flying Hotel Concept
re: Ed Earl Repp
(7/5/2022)

The Mojo Smart Contact Lens Experience
re: Vernor Vinge
(7/3/2022)

Small Town Wants 60 License Plate Readers
re: Robert Heinlein
(7/1/2022)

Lightyear 0 World's First Production-Ready Solar Car
re: Robert Heinlein
(6/29/2022)

AI Robots Excel At Trash Sorting And Recycling
re: Harry Harrison
(6/28/2022)

Could Increased Space Rocketry Damage The Ozone Layer?
re: Peter F. Hamilton
(6/27/2022)

Dyson's Secret Household Robots
re: Robert Heinlein
(6/25/2022)

Festo BionicSwift Bird Robots Described In 1930
re: C.E. Heller
(6/23/2022)

Robotics Jobs In The Food Industry
re: C.E. Heller
(6/21/2022)

Prototype 3D Printer Could Print Arteries In Seconds
re: Clifford Simak
(6/19/2022)

China Wants 'Hard Kill' Capability To Counter Starlink Satellites
re: John Brunner
(6/17/2022)

Low-Cost Gel Pulls Water From Atmosphere Like Star Wars Vaporator
re: George Lucas
(6/15/2022)

Pixy Flying Selfie Drone From Snap
re: Karen Traviss
(6/13/2022)

Smallest Remote-Controlled Walking Robot Crabs
re: Raymond Z. Gallun
(6/11/2022)

More SF in the News

Home | Glossary | Invention Timeline | Category | New | Contact Us | FAQ | Advertise |
Technovelgy.com - where science meets fiction™

Copyright© Technovelgy LLC; all rights reserved.