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Related to material in Sales Pitch
by Philip K. Dick

Marvelously caustic short story describes a world in which advertising and sales was relentlessly performed by autonomous robots. Dick was repulsed by what marketers today call "interruption style" advertising and he lets them have it with both barrels in this story.

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Sales Robot IRI-Millennia Opens Gates Of Hell
   Oh, sure, when there are lots of you and just one of them - like at a tradeshow - you'll think they're cute. Just wait.

Robovie Robot Gives The Sales Pitch
   'When I go shopping they follow me in clusters. All talking at once.'

Life Dress Plays Game Of Life
   Interesting designer fashion displays the game of life while the wearer mingles, playing the game of life herself.

ENON Upgraded To Sales Robot
   'Robot-salesmen were everywhere, gesturing, pleading, shrilling...' Philip K. Dick, 1954. With video.

Invisible Dress: Your Fashion Future
   Essential couture for the technologically fashion-minded.

Robots In Advertising Mostly CGI, Fortunately
   'Robot-salesmen were everywhere, gesturing, pleading, shrilling.' Thanks for warning us, PKD.

Sales Robots More Persistent Than Humans
   'Robot-salesmen were everywhere, gesturing,,, shrilling...' - Philip K Dick, 1954.

Mall Robotic Ad Won't Leave You Alone
   Does this sound familiar, Belgian shoppers? 'Morris pushed wearily past the salesrobot, up the sidewalk toward the residential-block that contained his living-unit.'

Nano Retina Retinal Implant
   'Have a retinal vid-screen installed in your least-used eye...'- Philip K. Dick, 1954.

Robotic Toaster Sells Itself
   'I'm not yours to order around... I'm to remain with you until you buy me.'- Philip K. Dick, 1954.

x.pose 3D Printed Corset Has Data Transparency
   'I'll put on my new plastirobe, the one I've never had nerve enough to wear.'- Philip K. Dick, 1954

India's Commuters Face Philip K Dick's 'Sales Pitch' Future
   'All around him the vague half-defined echoes of ads glittered and gibbered...'- Philip K. Dick, 1954.

NASA's Highway In The Sky For Drones
   Jeff Bezos may find that there are rules to drones.

OSHbot, Lowe's Robotic Shopping Assistants
   'Robot-salesmen were everywhere...'- Philip K. Dick, 1954.

Norlin Shoe Drone Robot UAV In-Store Delivery Thing
   'Robot-salesmen were everywhere, gesturing, pleading, shrilling.'- Philip K Dick, 1954.

Will Google Autonomous Cars Have Advertisements?
   'He groaned and shook his head to clear it.'- Philip K.Dick

Sprint Wants Sales Robots
   'Robot-salesmen were everywhere, gesturing, pleading...' - Philip K Dick, 1954.

Artificially Intelligent Poster - Advert That Writes Itself
   Oh great, AI now takes over the ad biz.

The Coming Hell Of ChatGPT Salesbots
   'Robot-salesmen were everywhere, gesturing, pleading, shrilling...' - Philip K. Dick, 1954. 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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