Prominent Author by Philip K. Dick:
Science Fiction Inventions, Technology and Ideas

"It was the dawn of a golden age of transportation. Terran Development was ready to market a fourth dimension "vehicle" which afforded almost instantaneous travel.

For instance, Henry Ellis commuted 160 miles to work in five steps and a few seconds. Then, one morning, he met some people on the way . .."


('Prominent Author' by Philip K. Dick)

Enjoyable story details a fascinating advance in transportation that cuts your hundred-mile commute to just a few steps. But exactly how does it work? The scientists would prefer that you not ask. Select an invention:

Dermal-Mist Spray
Very refreshing for suburbanites.

Jiffi-scuttler
A device providing near instantaneous travel between two points.

 

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