"In 1977, it took about eight months for a slightly faster more refined mechanism to put punk in the window of Holt Renfrew. It's gotten faster ever since."
We are all born with tru-mem systems; in PKD's future, we have something better, thanks to Rekal, Incorporated.
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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