Sales Pitch by Philip K. Dick:
Science Fiction Inventions, Technology and Ideas

Marvelously caustic short story describes a world in which advertising and sales was relentlessly performed by autonomous robots. Dick was repulsed by what marketers today call "interruption style" advertising and he lets them have it with both barrels in this story. Select an invention:

Commute Ship

Hypno-Motor Control

Plastirobe - variations in opacity

Retinal Vid-Screen - implanted news screen

Sales Robot (Robot Salesman) - a robot makes the sales pitch

Self-Selling Robot

Spacelanes Traffic Jam

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