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"I think that self-limitation is the major limiting factor for most people in the world."
- Frank Herbert

Implanted Comlink  
  Transceiver inserted below the skin.  

It was Leila who first saw it: a dull, reddish-brown patch on the bright green genemod grass by Amenities. If it had been on the path itself, Leila would have thought she was seeing blood. But on grass...She stood very still and thought, No. It was a blight, some weird mutated fungus, a renegade biological...

She had worked too long in the sabotaged lab not to know what it was.

Carefully, as if her arm bones were fragile, Leila raised her wrist to her mouth and spoke into her implanted comlink. "Code Heaven. Repeat, Code Heaven. Replicator escape at following coordinates. Security, nanoteam oneó"

There was no need to list everyone who should be notified. People began pouring out of buildings: some blank-faced, some with their fists to their mouth, some running, as if speed would help. People, Leila thought numbly, expressed fear in odd ways.

Technovelgy from Savior, by Nancy Kress.
Published by Simulation in 2004
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Compare to comlink from Star Wars (1976) by George Lucas.

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