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"There's a tendency to think that maybe if we can just throw enough hardware at the AI problem, then evolution can take care of the rest. Certainly that's how God went about making us."
- Rudy Rucker

Lado-Acheson System  
  A device for "pumping in" sunlight into an enclosed space habitat.  

`Welcome to the Rue Jules Verne,' Molly said. `If you have trouble walking, just look at your feet. The perspective's a bitch, if you're not used to it.'
They were standing in a broad street that seemed to be the floor of a deep slot or canyon, its either end concealed by subtle angles in the shops and buildings that formed its walls. The light, here, was filtered through fresh green masses of vege tation tumbling from overhanging tiers and balconies that rose above them. The sun...
There was a brilliant slash of white somewhere above them, too bright, and the recorded blue of a Cannes sky. He knew that sunlight was pumped in with a Lado-Acheson system whose two-millimeter armature ran the length of the spindle, that they generated a rotating library of sky effects around it, that if the sky were turned off, he'd stare up past the armature of light to the curves of lakes, rooftops of casinos, other streets... But it made no sense to his body.
From Neuromancer, by William Gibson.
Published by Phantasia Press in 1984
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It can be altered to provide different varieties of sunlight:

The narrow band of the Lado-Acheson system smoldered in abstract imitation of some Bermudan sunset, striped by shreds of recorded cloud.

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