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"[Science fiction is] anything that turns you and your social context, the social you, inside out."
- Gregory Benford

Travel-Rug  
  A rug that conveyed you around your house.  

Maryn stepped on the travel-rug and pressed with her toes. The travel-rug slid with her into a luxurious bedroom.

She pressed down with her heels and the rug stopped 'before a pastel pink egg about five feet high. Maryn pressed down with the toes of her left foot and the heel of her right. The rug pivoted her around...

From Roll Out The Rolov!, by Christopher Anvil.
Published by Imagination in 1953
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Compare to the Hawking mat from Hyperion (1989) by Dan Simmons.

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