"It's also important to vary your stimuli. I always look for new things to shock the system. Just as you make muscles grow by shocking them, you make the mind grow by shocking it."
This familiar currency unit, the "dollar" of the future, was Campbell's idea.
Compare to the more elaborate truffle skins from Philip K. Dick's 1965 novel The Three Stigmata of Palmer Eldritch. Also, take a look at the wide variety of alien currencies in the comments to this story on a New Space Currency.
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