"[Science fiction] is the only kind of writing that allows you to look at the world we live in and change one piece at a time."
The remarkable psychotropic houses of Vermillion Sands were able to reflect the most minute psychological quirks of their owners. They did this with plastex, a flexible plaster; but they needed input. For this, the senso-cell was used.
You need some sort of compromise between a totally reactive house and the "non-responsive houses of the past:"
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