Death by Ecstasy by Larry Niven:
Science Fiction Inventions, Technology and Ideas

Excellent novella-length story by Niven; Gil Hamilton investigates the mysterious death of a Belter friend of his who died in ecstasy. Was it suicide or murder? Select an invention:

Droud - wire your pleasure center
A transformer to step down house current for the wire providing current directly to the pleasure center of the brain.

Ecstasy Plug
An implanted module that allowed a wirehead to plug himself into ordinary house current.

Memory Plastic
Takes various shapes impressed into it on command.

Multi-function Living Room - extrude from the wall
A small living space with a variety of functions built-in.

Singleship
A spacecraft designed for use by one person.

 

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