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by Philip K. Dick

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Mad-Croc Power Peppermint Energy Gum
   Why do people in today's world want to go faster, when they should go slower?

Artificial Heart Beats Like Yours
   Remarkable new mechanical heart may give you even more choices.

Air Conditioned Coffins
   I doubt that an air conditioned coffin would keep you cooler for eternity - but maybe for a more comfortable half-life.

'Niiu' Custom Newspaper Is PKD's Homeopape
   You say 'niiu' but I say 'pape - homeostatic newspaper, that is.

Facilitated Communication With Coma Man Bogus?
   When does facilitated communication with the disabled actually work?

PoBot Has Your Back - For 25 Cents
   PoBot is happy to perform its nominal functions for you. For a small fee, of course.

Artificial Heart Recipient Goes Home With Freedom Driver
   Take heart, Tin Man. No, really; it's a mechanical heart that is fully portable, thanks to its new power source.

Mobile Devices At Core Of Future Appliances
   Just wait till all of your appliances start talking back.

Little Printer Like Dick's Homeopape
   SF greats Philip K. Dick and Hugo Gernsback both thought of this idea.

Measuring Awareness In Comatose Patients
   '...he pressed a portable protophason amplifier ... tuned it, listened at the proper frequency for indication of cephalic activity.'-Philip K. Dick, 1969.

Can Patients In A Vegetative State Communicate?
   '...automatically he ... listened at the proper frequency for indication of cephalic activity.'- Philip K. Dick, 1969

Implantable Bioengineered Rat Kidney Tested
   'Probably Runciter's body contained a dozen artiforgs...'- Philip K. Dick, 1969.

Can You Detect The Robot Journalist?
   '... A vast complex electronic organism buried deep in the ground.'- Philip K. Dick, 1963.

Wrigley's Anti-Impotence Chewing Gum
   'Chew one of these, Mr. Chip.'- Philip K. Dick, 1969.

Robot Journalists Join Associated Press
   'The very news-gathering services of the homeopape had reached into his own life...'- Philip K. Dick, 1963.

Beating Mini-Heart Grown In Lab
   'Runciter's body contained a dozen artiforgs...'- Philip K. Dick, 1969.

Organoids Galore!
   'Runciter's body contained a dozen artiforgs...'- Philip K. Dick, 1969.

Closer To An Artificial, Organic Heart
   Closer to this phildickian future every day.

OrganEx Revives The Organs In Dead Pig
   'Wakened into half-life activity one hour a month...' - Philip K. Dick, 1969.

Robot Performs 3D Bioprinting Inside The Body
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SpaceX Wants A Moonbase Alpha
re: L. Ron Hubbard

Vast Apartment Living Will Get Even More Vast
re: Louis Tucker

NASA Wants Self-Driving Or Remote-Controlled Vehicles For Lunar Astronauts
re: Stanley G. and Helen Weinbaum

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