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"[Science fiction is ] That branch of literature which is concerned with the impact of scientific advance upon human beings."
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Precog (v)  
  To see the future.  

This is a very early use of this word - maybe the first. Piper used the word "precog" as a verb; Philip K. Dick used it as a noun to describe a precognitive person (see precog).

During unconsciousness, the EPC is "time-free;" it may detach, and connect at some other moment, with the ego existing at that time-point. That's how we precog.
From Police Operation, by H. Beam Piper.
Published by Astounding SF in 1948
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