"[Science fiction] is the only kind of writing that allows you to look at the world we live in and change one piece at a time."
Okay, so it would never get FCC approval. But the basic idea is that of stimulating the brain directly, rather than being forced to go through the (primitive!) step of needing to create sounds that would be heard by the ears and then interpreted by the brain.
Lots of unanswered questions; does this work regardless of how the brain was socialized?
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