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"I don't know why I write science fiction. The voices in my head told me to!"
- Charles Stross

Projection  
  A means of projecting your image to a distant place.  

When you project you're only two-dimensional and you ooze through furniture and floors if you don't keep moving, so I kept moving. It was like walking through slush.
From The Computer Connection, by Alfred Bester.
Published by Berkeley Publishing in 1974
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When you go back, you retroject.

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