"it slowly dawned on me that the landscape of science is maybe what interests people a great deal in science fiction."
This is a very early description of voice recognition, the first I know of for opening doors.
Compare to the robot door from Colony by Philip K Dick (1953), the self-satisfied door from The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, by Douglas Adams (1980) and the Mark IV Door Keeping Robot from The Man Who Could Not Stop by A. Bertram Chandler (1959).
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