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"There's a poetry in the materials we use to construct our world of artifacts; it speaks of our long history as a technological species."
- William Gibson

Mnemonic Flutter System (Pulse-Sychronizer)  
  A device to imprint particular facts from a book upon the brain of the reader.  

When you control thousands of planets, there's a lot of material to memorize.

“I brought with me the pulse- synchronizer attachment, also, m’Lord,” Korba ventured. He obviously sensed the tensions building between Paul and Stilgar and was disturbed by them.

Stilgar shook his head from side to side. Pulse-synchronizer? Why would Paul wish him to use a mnemnonic flutter system on a shigawire projector? Why scan for specific data in histories? This was mental work. As usual, Stilgar found he couldn’t escape a deep suspicion at the thought of using a projector and attachments. The thing always immersed him in varied and disturbing sensations, an overwhelming shower of data which his mind sorted out later, surprising him with information he had not known he possessed.

From Dune Messiah, by Frank Herbert.
Published by Putnam in 1969
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This text is taken from the original publication of the story in Galaxy magazine, August 1969.

See the entries for mnemonic pulse and shigawire from Frank Herbert's earlier book Dune (1965).

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