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"We were essentially being shell-shocked by rapid change. That was one of the things you needed science-fiction writers for back in the Sixties, because we could cope with the future."
- Peter Watts

Head-Molding Skincaps  
  Get a smooth pate without shaving.  

"I have brought skincaps that will mold themselves to your skulls, together with strips that will hide the superoptical patches--the eyebrows. You will wear them while with us. And of course, Tribesman Seldon, you will shave daily--or oftener if that becomes necessary."

"But why must we do this?"

"Because to us, hair on the head is repulsive and obscene."

From Prelude to Foundation, by Isaac Asimov.
Published by Doubleday in 1988
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