"What television does is rent us friends and relatives who are quite satisfactory. This is quite something, to rent artificial friends and relatives right inside the house."
In the story, a young man died in a tragic electrocution accident, but fortunately it was possible to maintain his brain artificially for ten thousand years! In the future, you'll need a larger brain to keep up.
Compare to the bubbleheads from The Three Stigmata of Palmer Eldritch (1965) by Philip K. Dick.
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'All history was a palimpsest, scraped clean and reinscribed exactly as often as was necessary.'
Just like capsule endoscopy, but for bigger pipes. That go underground.
'Their radars... could easily pinpoint the debris of the early Space Age.'
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Space junk into space architecture.
'I sent my eyes on their rounds and tended my gallery of one hundred-thirty changing pictures...'
'Books were just a commodity that had to be produced, like jam or bootlaces.'
'Whenever a robot finds something it can't identify straight off... it puts whatever it is in the hopper outside your window.'
'Royal Security had told the pods to electrocute you or blast you into chum.'
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