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" I sometimes suspect that we're seeing something in the Internet as significant as the birth of cities. It's really something new, it's a new kind of civilization."
- William Gibson

Unichapel (Robotic Confession Booth)  
  Automated religious confessional with monotone, programmed responses.  

THX 1138 finds his way into what looks like a phone booth, but it turns out to be a kind of robotic confessional - a unichapel.


(The robotic confessional booth from THX 1138)

From THX 1138, by George Lucas.
Published by Zoetrope in 1970
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The booth shows images of Jesus on a view screen; answers are generated automatically by the computerized booth.

Don't forget, everyone:

"Work hard, increase production, avoid accidents, and be happy."

Readers will note the similarity to Philip K. Dick's Padre booth in his 1969 novel Galactic Pot-Healer.

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