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"it slowly dawned on me that the landscape of science is maybe what interests people a great deal in science fiction."
- Gregory Benford

Hypno-Motor Control  
  A means of controlling the body remotely, cutting off the need for local control (ie, by your mind).  

Very brief snippet from the novel is the basic idea behind the meat puppets of cyberpunk fame.

"Drivers! Thousands of unnecessary deaths each year from inter-planet driving. Hypno-Motor Control from an expert source-point insures your safety.

Surrender your body and save your life!"

From Sales Pitch, by Philip K. Dick.
Published by Future Science Fiction Magazine in 1954
Additional resources -

This is being worked on - see galvanic vestibular stimulation, aka remote control for humans.

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