"Cyberspace is a metaphor that allows us to grasp this place where since about the time of the second world war we've increasingly done so many of the things that we think of as civilization."
Just a passing reference in this novel. However, I wonder why something like this is not available. Contact lenses are cheap; lenses are made that are weighted (for people with astigmatism - it matters which way the lens is oriented), so you could have vertical slit pupils.
Doesn't Professor Hooch (in Harry Potter) have pupils like a cat's? Not quite a trend, but it's a fashion eyewear accessory to look out for.
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