"In 1970 I found little difficulty staying 30 years ahead of the man in the street, and now I find it difficult to stay 18 months ahead of the man on the street."
This is a very early reference to this idea.
Robert Heinlein had a more "modern" version of this in Methuselah's Children, published in 1941; see the traffic control camera.
Instantaneous Kodaks (Traffic Control)-related
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'People are used to android robots... They'll be scared of your unhuman-looking contraptions...'
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'Brandon swung mighty tractor beams...'
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'A tumblebug does not give a man dignity...'
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'The old woman laid her wire-knitting aside and fixed them with the bug-eyed, opaque gape...'
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'The scope was adjusted to generate... an image of the lower section of the book.'
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They should have thrown a net over him.
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How long till they add the acid-tipped stingers?
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'...Worms and counter-worms loose on the data-net.'
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