The Golden Man by Philip K. Dick:
Science Fiction Inventions, Technology and Ideas

"The powers of earth had finally exterminated the last of the horrible tribes of mutant freaks spawned by atomic war. Menace to homo sapien supremacy was about ended — but not quite. For out of the countryside came a great golden, godlike youth whose extraordinary mutant powers, combining the world’s oldest and newest methods of survival, promised a new and superior type of mankind . . . "


('The Golden Man' by Philip K. Dick)

Short sory details the life and characteristics of a new kind of human life. Can he read minds? Can he see the future? What is his inner experience? This story provided the bare outlines of the movie Next; the short story is the more remarkable of the two works.

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Lash-Tube
Device emits an energy beam.

Prethink - seeing the future
The ability to predict the future in a routine perceptual manner.

Suit-Shield Fabric - protective mesh
A kind of mesh fabric that could absorb energy bolts.

 

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