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"If you have a gut response to a story, you are not responding to something new ..you are really responding to a story you were told when you were six or sevenů"
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Self-Cleaning Gym Suit  
  Removes the source of odor.  

He got himself a better DVD player, a gym suit that cleaned itself overnight due to sweat-eating bacteria, a shirt that displayed email on its sleeve while giving him a little nudge every time he had a message, shoes that changed colour to match his outfits, a talking toaster.
From Oryx and Crake, by Margaret Atwood.
Published by Nan A. Talese in 2003
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Compare to the fabricules from The Diamond Age (1995) by Neal Stephenson and bio-fabrics from Say Goodby to the Wind (1970) by J.G. Ballard.

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