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"One could imagine a very ascetic sort of life ... where the body is ignored. This is something I've played with in my books, where people hate to be reminded sometimes that they have bodies, they find it very slow and tedious."
- William Gibson

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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