"…we store information differently, reading a science fiction story, to make it make sense."
An early use of this phrase, maybe the first, but not the first use of the idea.
Compare to the emergency treatment tank from Agent of Vega (1949) by James Schmitz, Gobathian from Time is the Simplest Thing (1961) by Clifford Simak, the autodoc from The Warriors (1966) by Larry Niven and the crechepod from The Godmakers (1972) by Frank Herbert.
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