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"The germinal societies like Singapore and communist Hong Kong may give us a mutant capitalism that is both virulent and efficient. This is a significant cultural danger."
- Gregory Benford

P-Terminal Implant  
  A device consisting of implanted power pack, control and electrodes placed near pleasure centers of the brain.  

"Electrode seven, five and five" Richards said. He delivered the shock.

Benson sat up. "Oh," he said, "that was nice."

"What was? Ross said.

"You can do that again if you want to..."

"Nice," Gerhard said, watching through the glass. "Very nice."

Morris nodded. "A strong P-terminal. He's clearly turned on..."

[Later,] they had implanted electrodes and a computer and a power pack, and they had hooked everything up...

From The Terminal Man, by Michael Crichton.
Published by Knopf in 1972
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