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"Science fiction writers, I am sorry to say, really do not know anything. We can't talk about science, because our knowledge of it is limited and unofficial, and usually our fiction is dreadful."
- Philip K. Dick

Tru-Mem Systems  
  Organic process of recalling personal events.  

We are all born with tru-mem systems; in PKD's future, we have something better, thanks to Rekal, Incorporated.

"Is an extra-factual memory that convincing?" Quail asked.

"More than the real thing, sir. Had you really gone to Mars as an Interplan agent, you would by now have forgotten a great deal; our analysis of tru-mem systems - authentic recollection of major events in a person's life - shows that a variety of details are very quickly lost to the person. Forever. Part of the package we offer you is such deep implantation of recall that nothing is forgotten..."

From We Can Remember It For You Wholesale, by Philip K. Dick.
Published by Fantasy and SF in 1966
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I always enjoy words like this one, which accentuate future technology by coming up with a new word for an existing technology. A similar kind of word is the "groundcar", as opposed to those commonplace flying cars. Be sure to see the article on the corresponding concept extra-factual memory.

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