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"I operate by a code that makes me responsible for what I do, makes me definitely, directly, genuinely responsible. I am precisely the kind of person I made myself out to be."
- Harlan Ellison

Tele-Audiovized Meeting  
  Teleconferencing done right.  

When heads of state in distant capitals. like Henry of the Fentons, converse, it should be like this.

A sudden change affected the glassy walls of the room. They began to glow, to deepen in a misty perspective. From the surface behind him, the scene vanished and the same cloudy aspect replaced it. Then dim shapes bulked on each of the four sides of the room, dim shapes that became rapidly more defined. In minutes, the office of the ruler of the Americas had seemed to expand, to grow larger by many feet. Its boundaries were vague, misty.

And, four square, seated at desks identical with the one at which Henry of the Fentons sat, facing inward toward him, were four stern figures. [His} astounded gaze shifted from one to the other of these almost legendary men as he identified them. And even as he looked, he realized with a thrill that he was present at a tele-audiovised meeting of the World Council, that the Councillors he saw were each seated in his own room, thousands of miles distant from New York.

From Exiles of the Moon, by Nat Schachner (w. AL Zagat).
Published by Wonder Stories in 1931
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Compare to the parlor walls from Fahrenheit 451 (1953) by Ray Bradbury, the Veldt from The Illustrated Man (1951) also by Bradbury, and to the telestereo from Crashing Suns (1928) by Edmond Hamilton.

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