'Gateway' is an excellent read. The therapy sessions sort of date it, although probably the opposite was intended. We try and guess what contemporary features of our society will last, and which will be swept away by new developments. Often we turn out to miss the mark by quite a bit (none of us are driving around in egg-shaped electric cars or wear skin tight body suits on a daily basis, as some of the BBC speculative science shows of my youth would have had it). Pohl must have figured psychoanalsys would be all-conquering, but wondered how to update it... "Ah, yes: Let's have a robot as the analyst". It's mildly amusing in some way I can't quite pin down, something similar to seeing all those giant warddrobe-sized computers with their banks of flashing lights ticking away in the background of every SF B-movie you've ever seen. I'm still dithering between 'Drakon' by SM Stirling and Ringo's 'The road to Damascus'.