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"Everything starts as somebody's daydream. And, when you're daydreaming, it is science fiction. It's when you start work out how you put it together, true science fiction becomes real science."
- Larry Niven

Panic Alarm  
  Alarm senses intruders and instills mindless panic.  

"The alarm. These wires go under the carpet; they're antennae. It picks up the presence of a... mentational entity... which isn't one of us four..."

"This assembly," Roy continued, "has a Penfield unit built into it. When the alarm has been triggered, it radiates a feeling of panic to the intruder... Enormous panic; I have the gain turned all the way up. No human being can remain in the vicinity for more than a few seconds. That's the nature of panic; it leads to random circusmotions, purposeless flight and muscle and neural spasms."

From Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?, by Philip K. Dick.
Published by Doubleday in 1968
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This idea references the Penfield wave transmitter from the same novel; it is the functional part of a mood organ.

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