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"What television does is rent us friends and relatives who are quite satisfactory. This is quite something, to rent artificial friends and relatives right inside the house."
- Kurt Vonnegut, Jr.

Retinal Light  
  An internal flashlight.  

The operation that had transformed half his body into an electronic machine had set the control switchboard in his teeth. Foyle pressed a tooth with his tongue and the peripheral cells of his retina were excited into emitting a soft light. He looked down two pale beams at the corpse of a man...

AN OMINOUS growl of anger and terror met Foyle's appearance as the big man in black came up through the rubble, his intent eyes emitting pale beams of light.

Technovelgy from The Stars My Destination, by Alfred Bester.
Published by Berkley in 1956
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