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"The world is really so surreal these days that it's necessary for us to blunt it somehow in order to stay sane. The artist functions to short-circuit the buffering mechanism, so that people can occasionally perceive the weirdness of things as they are."
- William Gibson

Neural Cut Out Chip  
  An electronic device which, when implanted in the brain of the subject, allows software to take over that person's body..  

A person with a neural cut out chip can "rent" his or her body to another person; software controls the rented person's movements.

The corridor lights were blue. Case stepped out of the elevator and chose a direction at random. Numbered doors. A hush like the halls of an expensive clinic.

He found his cubicle. He'd been looking for Molly's, now, confused, he raised his chip and placed it against a black sensor set directly beneath the number plate.

Magnetic locks. The sound reminded him of Cheap Hotel.

The girl sat up in bed and said something in German. Her eyes were soft and unblinking. Automatic pilot. A neural cut out. He backed out of the cubicle and closed the door.

Technovelgy from Neuromancer, by William Gibson.
Published by Phantasia Press in 1984
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