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"What television does is rent us friends and relatives who are quite satisfactory. This is quite something, to rent artificial friends and relatives right inside the house."
- Kurt Vonnegut, Jr.

Joo Janta 200 Super-Chromatic Peril Sensitive Sunglasses  
  Sunglasses that darken at the sight of danger.  

He... put on the sunglasses, annoyed to discover that the metal object had scratched one of the lenses. Nevertheless, he felt much more comfortable with them on. They were a double pair of Joo Janta 200 Super-Chromatic Peril Sensitive Sunglasses, which had been specially designed to help people develop a relaxed attitude toward danger. At the first hint of trouble they turn totally black and thus prevent you from seeing anything that might alarm you.
From The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, by Douglas Adams.
Published by Harmony Books in 1979
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Compare to the also-handy GPS sunglasses from William Gibson's 1999 novel All Tomorrow's Parties. Thanks to an alert reader who anonymously pointed this out.

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