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"All fiction is propaganda, and the fiction we like is the propaganda we believe in, and the fiction we don't like is the propaganda we don't believe in."
- Samuel R. Delany

Ultra-Light Vision System  
  A viewing technology able to see through and even within most objects.  

"...but the ultralight vision system is something else again. Sending the heterodyned wave through steel is easy, but breaking it up, so as to view an object and return the impulses, was an awful job and one that isn't half done yet. We see things, after a fashion and at a distance of a few kilometers, by sending an almost parallel wave from a twin-projector to disintegrate and double back the viewing wave. That's the way the lookout plates and lenses work, all over the shipó from the master-screens in the control room to the plates of the staterooms and lifeboats and the viewing-areas of the promenades."
From Space Hounds of IPC, by E.E. 'Doc' Smith.
Published by Amazing Stories in 1931
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