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by J.G. Ballard

Excellent, chillingly prophetic story by Ballard predicts too much of our current world to ignore. Dr. Franklin has this eccentric friend Hathaway, you see, who keeps telling him that there is something wrong with their everyone-has-three-jobs, buy-a-new-one-now, society.

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Digital Billboards Worth Billions
   This part of our science-fictional future I can really live without; you'll pay money for unmarked, non-ad-saturated nature.

Advertising-Funded Cellphone Content
   Free phone service may be coming whether you like it or not. The system depends on it.

Smart Sign Watches You Drive By
   Advertisers want to get a bit closer to you with these sensor-enhanced digital billboards.

'Paranormal State' Ad Billboard Makes You Hear Voices
   Advertisers are now using an 'audio spotlight' to put their message right into your ears.

Nexus One Not Ballardian Free Ad Phone
   J.G. Ballard gave us a very good idea what this would be like in 1963.

Targeted Audio Ads On Your Cell Phone
   Your cell phone is a radio, after all.

Ad-Supported Free Telephone Calls
   To make a free international call, just listen to a short ad or two. For now.

Will ATT Offer Ad-Subsidized Cellphone Service
   'For long-distance calls the ratio of commercial to conversation was as high as 10 to 1...' - JG Ballard, 1963. is devoted to the creative inventions of science fiction authors and movie makers. Look for the Science Fiction Invention Category that interests you, the Glossary of Science Fiction Inventions, the Timeline of Science Fiction Inventions, or see what's New.
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Science Fiction
in the News

Jet-Powered Flying Suits Tested By Navy
re: Philip Frances Nowlan

Pub Installs Electrified Fence Around Bar
re: Mark Twain

What Does A Tesla Full Self-Driving Car See?
re: Paramahansa Yogananda

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