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"What television does is rent us friends and relatives who are quite satisfactory. This is quite something, to rent artificial friends and relatives right inside the house."
- Kurt Vonnegut, Jr.

Psypyx  
  A way of gathering and recording mental impressions.  

I really like this as an alternative to the usual attempts to record minds by collecting electrical impulses. This device really appears to collect impressions, the whole mental image: not just the picture of the scene, but how the person felt.

"I kept in touch with Johan while he was wearing your psypyx, because we both thought it was important for you to stay in touch with as many people as possible..."
From Earth Made of Glass, by John Barnes.
Published by Tom Doherty Associates in 1998
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This presents an interesting kind of support group that will be necessary for people who have been killed, but regrown.

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