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"One can see the free software movement as a precusor for a "free hardware" or "free wetware" movement--one that will provide free libraries of designs for biological or nanotechnological products that replicators can be programmed to churn out."
- Charles Stross

Multi-View Surveillance Display  
  Lots of different video sources combined into one display.  

I sent my eyes on their rounds and tended my gallery of one hundred-thirty changing pictures, on the big wall of the Trouble Center, there atop the Watch Tower of Town Hall...
From This Moment of the Storm, by Roger Zelazny.
Published by Not Known in 1966
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Compare to the Mirror Grid Multiple-View Surveillance Panel from Wandl, the Invader (1939) by Ray Cummings.

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