The Subliminal Man by J.G. Ballard:
Science Fiction Inventions, Technology and Ideas

Excellent, chillingly prophetic story by Ballard predicts too much of our current world to ignore. Dr. Franklin has this eccentric friend Hathaway, you see, who keeps telling him that there is something wrong with their everyone-has-three-jobs, buy-a-new-one-now, society. Select an invention:

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Enormous outdoor billboards that are totally blank - or are they?

 

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