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"...a market economy is essentially a genetic algorithm for solving resource allocation problems..."
- Charles Stross

Voice  
  Combines exceptional insight into personalty with voice modulation to achieve control over individuals.  

Jessica saw Paul begin taking the rhythmic breaths of the calming exercise... He hasn't mastered the Voice yet, she thought, if he fails...

"Remove her gag," Paul commanded.

Jessica felt the words rolling in the air. The tone, the timbre excellent - imperative, very sharp. A slightly lower pitch would have been better, but it could still fall within this man's spectrum.

From Dune, by Frank Herbert.
Published by Putnam in 1965
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A smile flicked the corners of the wrinkled old mouth... "No, you come here!"

The command whipped out at him. Paul found himself obeying before he could think about it. Using the Voice on me, he thought...

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