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"Individual science fiction stories may seem as trivial as ever to the blinder critics and philosophers of today -- but the core of science fiction, its essence has become crucial to our salvation if we are to be saved at all."
- Isaac Asimov

Retinal Vid-Screen  
  A tiny display surgically implanted directly in the retina of the eye.  

Morris is pursued without mercy by robotic salesmen, one of whom wants to make sure he doesn't miss anything newsworthy.

"All the news while it's news," a metallic voice dinned at him. "Have a retinal vid-screen installed in your least-used eye. Keep in touch with the world; don't wait for out-of-date hourly summaries."

"Get out of the way," Morris muttered. The robot stepped aside for him and he crossed the street with a pack of hunched-over men and women.

From Sales Pitch, by Philip K. Dick.
Published by Future Science Fiction Magazine in 1954
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Compare this idea with the notion of retinal projection, from The Space Merchants by Frederik Pohl and Cyril Kornbluth (1952).

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