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"The whole problem of energy sources is going to be solved by little solutions, not by some big new piece of technology that does everything. We got into this crisis by believing that we had one big piece of technology that would do everything (oil)."
- Gregory Benford

Solidograph-Projector  
  A device that projected a 3D image of objects or a person.  

"... I have a record, if you'd care to see it."

"Yes, put it on," Tortha Karf gestured toward the solidograph-projector. "It's set for miniature reproduction here on the desk; that be all right?"

Verkan Vall nodded, getting out the film and loading it into the projector. When he pressed a button, a dome of radiance appeared on the desk top; two feet in width and a foot in height. In the middle of this appeared a small solidograph image

Technovelgy from Police Operation, by H. Beam Piper.
Published by Astounding SF in 1948
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See also solidograph.

And what did you run through a solidograph-projector? Why, solidograph-film, of course.

Unlocking a container on the instrument panel, he removed a small roll of solidograph-film, which he stowed in his bag.

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