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"The whole problem of energy sources is going to be solved by little solutions, not by some big new piece of technology that does everything. We got into this crisis by believing that we had one big piece of technology that would do everything (oil)."
- Gregory Benford

Simicolor  
  Artificial coloring for the body.  

This is a pretty good idea, considering that it was a generation before its modern incarnation as the "spray-on tan".

She was small and like all day-haters, cream-colored somewhere under her simicolor.
From This Immortal, by Roger Zelazny.
Published by Ace Science Fiction in 1966
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Ellen had finally given up on simicoloring, and was lying in the sun getting burnt all over.

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