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"The world is really so surreal these days that it's necessary for us to blunt it somehow in order to stay sane. The artist functions to short-circuit the buffering mechanism, so that people can occasionally perceive the weirdness of things as they are."
- William Gibson

UHF Shower  
  And ultra high frequency shower, which do used energy instead of water to wash off.  

Moving to the central fogon, he arranged some kindling and struck it to fire. He disrobed then tossing his Levi's and red and white flannel shirt into a hamper along with the rest of his clothing. Crossing to a tall, narrow stall, he entered and set the timer for a three minute UHF shower. Water was not a thing to be expended lightly in this region. When he merged, he drew on a buckskin shirt, khaki bush pants and a pair of soft moccasins.
From Eye of Cat, by Roger Zelazny.
Published by Pocket Books in 1982
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Compare to the refreshing chamber ('fresher) from Coventry by Robert Heinlein.

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