Beyond the Door, by Philip K. Dick


Some of you have been asking when I’d get around to including some stories by Philip K. Dick on this site, and tonight your suspense is at an end – or, rather, it’s only beginning, since this tale, just like all of Dick’s other works, packs a pretty punch. Now I’m not particularly concerned about the type of equipment outlined in this tale (although I never really took a shine to it, and would never have one in my own home), there’s no doubt that Dick, who left us more than thirty years ago, saw a lot of scary things heading towards us from a long way off. Take this prediction, for instance, which I’ve hauled out again in time for the Snowden Era: There will come a time when it isn’t ‘They’re spying on me through my phone’ anymore. Eventually, it will be ‘My phone is spying on me’. That time, my friends, is today. Touché, Philip…

Beyond the Door, by Philip K. Dick {15:45}

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