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"SF looks towards an imaginary future, while fantasy, by and large, looks towards an imaginary past."
- Frederik Pohl

Spectrumoscope  
  Provides sight directly to the brain-cells of the sightless.  

From the Deaf Section, in which those, who were so unfortunate as to be deprived of hearing, were seated, the cut-in waves of sound, from the Arboreal Hearograph, a peculiar sponge-like contrivance, that hung, suspended, overhead, rendered each one's affliction neutral.

For the blind, let me add that there was a reserved, though costly, Solarium, into which poured the beneficent rays of a Spectrumoscope. located on the ceiling, and penetrated the brain-cells of each living person seated therein. This reproduced on the extinct retina images of light, that gave them intelligent reading of the Show.

Thank God for these inventions . . . Deafness and Blindness removed from Man, who had evoluted high enough in the process of the things of the Cosmos to receive direct messages from his Creator.

Technovelgy from Flamingo: A Drama of A.D. 1950, by Clarence Edward Heller.
Published by Amazing Stories in 1930
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