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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

Ixian Sight Mask  
  Device to allow the blind to see.  

The Ixian mask was a black, gauzy affair which concealed the face from the four head to below the chin. There were no eye slits in the mask. If one were to believe the Ixian boasts, the entire mask was a single eye.
From Children of Dune, by Frank Herbert.
Published by Putnam in 1976
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