March 19, 2004
How We Would

In Philip K. Dick's "A Scanner Darkly," a futureworld narcotics agent is able to communicate with HQ by use of a "throat mike." His throat mike could pick up his speech before it reached his mouth, which was helpful when he was, for example, hanging out with drug dealers.

As in many other cases, Philip Dick was trying to tell us how we would live, not how we might.

Posted by kevin slavin at March 19, 2004 04:04 PM
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