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Flexible Car Map  
  A nonrigid map that extrudes from the dashboard of a car when needed.  

"Charlie, do a local map."

The car extruded a flexible tongue of white screen from the dash. A high-definition map bloomed across the screen, topography at the meter scale. The map flashed briefly into a comparative series of ultradetailed satellite renditions. Juanita picked up the loose end of the map gently, examined the flickering imagery, then tapped the screen with her finger. "Charlie, see this little hill?"

From Heavy Weather, by Bruce Sterling.
Published by Bantam in 1994
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Compare to the flexible wall sheet display from The Mechanical Monarch (1958) by E.C. Tube and the polycarbon phone screen from Count Zero (1986) by William Gibson.

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