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"Tokyo homeless people reiterate the whole nature of living in Tokyo in cardboard boxes, they're only slightly smaller than Tokyo apartments, and they have almost as many consumer goods. It's a nightmare of boxes within boxes."
- William Gibson

Hypnoteleset  
  A device that guarantees quick, surrogate sleep.  

Nothing like a quick nap. Guaranteed.

Then he strolled across the dayroom to the hypnoteleset, punched his clock number for a half-hour of trance and slid under, with the rest of the viewers.

Two more were gaping, glassy-eyed, before a teleset, obviously in trance state.

From The Space Merchants, by Frederik Pohl (w/CM Kornbluth).
Published by St. Martin's Press in 1952
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Compare to the sleep set (or sleep headset) from Larry Niven's classic Ringworld.

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