A chip implanted in the brain that allows a person, or their employer, to selectively turn off their consciousness. Specifically used in brothels, where prostitutes can rent out their bodies without consciously participating in sexual encounters.
Cut-Out Chip Term Timeline in Neuromancer
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...for her body modifications by “renting the goods.” She rented out her body, but a cut-out chip prevented her from remembering any sexual encounters. (full context)
As Molly got more modifications, they began to interfere with her cut-out chip , and memories from her time as a sex doll bled into her dreams. As... (full context)