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"Science fiction operates a little bit like science itself, in principle. You've got thousands of people exploring ideas, putting forth their own hypotheses. Most of them are dead wrong; a few stand the test of time; everything looks kind of quaint in hind"
- Peter Watts

Grass Carpet  
  An indoor home or office floor covering - living grass.  

Robert Heinlein also used this idea in his 1961 novel Stranger in a Strange Land

The carpet was as green as grass for the simple reason that it was grass - living grass as lush as any putting green.
From The Sirens of Titan, by Kurt Vonnegut, Jr..
Published by Dell in 1959
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See the Heinlein living grass carpet example - just two years later.

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