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"...a market economy is essentially a genetic algorithm for solving resource allocation problems..."
- Charles Stross

Esper  
  A person to perceive the contents of another person's mind.  

"E for Esper," he muttered. "Esper for Extra Sensory Perception... For Telepaths, Mind Readers, Brain Peepers. You'd think a mind-reading doctor could stop the screaming. You'd think an Esper M.D. would earn his money and peep inside your head and stop the screaming. Those damned mind-readers are supposed to be the greatest advance since Homo sapiens evolved..."
From The Demolished Man, by Alfred Bester.
Published by Vintage Books in 1996
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