"I myself feel that our country, for whose Constitution I fought in a just war, might as well have been invaded by Martians and body snatchers."
In the novel, Mark Marakson is a misunderstood engineer in a world full of magic, a world parallel to our own in which science had been discarded. Attacked by the mob and disfigured, he is healed by the ancient machines.
The idea of an implantable, artificial eye is probably one of humankind's older dreams. In science fiction, you can go back to E.E. 'Doc' Smith's 1937 novel Galactic Patrol, if not further; see the artificial eye.
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'It's picking up diphenyl compounds and tetra hydrocarbons.'
CIMON Companion Robot For Space Station Astronauts
'... in some departments their power is absolute.'
Qbit Robot Bartender Also Makes Coffee
'...he sipped the cognac that the robot bartender handed him.'
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'... in almost every town and village.'
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'The speech patterns you actually hear decode the brainwave matrix which has been fed into your mind by your Babel fish.'
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'Against Death doth no simple grow.'
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