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"I share the view of Pythagoras that the world is number. The ultimate substrate of the universe is math. There's no way to test that - it's pure metaphysical speculation."
- Bart Kosko

Poison-Bearing Invisible Glove  
  Membranous apparel for the hands, used to dispense poisons.  

How can you protect yourself from others while dispensing toxins during the act of shaking hands?

Theodoric... extended his hand.

"Dosker said, "If you shake hands with him, Rachmael, he'll deposit a virus contamination that'll produce liver toxicity within your system inside an hour."

Glowering, Theodoric... then removed the membrane-like, up-to-now invisible glove of plastic which covered his hand. So Dosker had been right, Rachmael realized, as he watched Theodoric carefully deposit the glove in the ship's incinerating waste-disposal chute.

From Lies, Inc., by Philip K. Dick.
Published by Fantastic in 1964
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Unrelated but interesting sfnal gloves include the impact-sensitive karatand from John Brunner's Stand on Zanzibar (1968), the spray-on surgical gloves from Richard Morgan's Altered Carbon (2003) and the self-cleaning fabricule gloves from Neal Stephenson's The Diamond Age (1995).

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