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"Science fiction is really sociological studies of the future, things that the writer believes are going to happen by putting two and two together."
- Ray Bradbury

Lucky Dragon ATM  
  An automatic teller machine with attitude.  

Lucky Dragon was a global brand name that optimized everything it touched. He makes this brand so real in the book, I wonder if there really is one. It is a combination of a tiny storefront with one or two of everything you might need and an all-night convenience store here in the United States.

He headed for the ATM in the back… he knew it was watching him as he walked up to it.

"Identify yourself, please." Lucky Dragon ATMs all had this same voice, a weird, uptight, strangled little castrato voice … probably kept people from standing around, [talking] with it… If you seriously tried to dick with one, drive a crowbar into the money slot, say, the thing would mist you and itself down with water and then electrify itself.

From All Tomorrow's Parties, by William Gibson.
Published by Putnam in 1999
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Now here's an ATM you've got to respect. You know they are taking quick pictures of you while you use it, but that is a passive defense. Of course, you'd need to make sure that these security measures weren't activated by accident…

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