Dr. Futurity by Philip K. Dick:
Science Fiction Inventions, Technology and Ideas

Dr. Jim Parsons time-travels (inadvertently) to the year 2405, where he is surprised to find the everyone welcomes death. Healers are seen as criminals and social deviants. This novel is an expanded version of his short story Time Pawn, published in 1954. Select an invention:

Art-Derm - spray-on skin
Artificial skin sprayed directly on the body.

Bacteria-Destroying Radiation
A special beam that created a sterile field for operations.

Cold-Pack - death temporarily denied
Technology for indefinite cold storage of human beings.

Dermal Spray
A color coating for the skin, applied as a jet of vapor.

Dixon Pump
An temporary mechanical heart to circulate blood.

 

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