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"The first thing that's wrong with being a science-fiction writer today is that the present has caught up with the future and surpassed it."
- Peter Watts

Neck Radio  
  Commercial radio from an implanted device.  

Leisurely, Zeta snapped on his neck radio. Cheap and noisy music - of a sort - blared out of the seven or eight speaker systems spread over the heavy man's bulging body.

The music ceased. A pause, and then an announcer's voice, speaking in professionally disinterested tones. "...police prisoner Eric Cordon, long imprisoned for acts hostile to the people, has been transferred to the termination facilities in Long Beach, California..."

Convulsively, Earl Zeta clutched at the switch of his body radio; he missed it, clenched his fist spasmodically, shutting his eyes and rocking back and forth...

From Our Friends From Frolix 8, by Philip K. Dick.
Published by Ace Publishing in 1970
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Compare to the seashell radios from Ray Bradbury's 1953 classic Fahrenheit 451.

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