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"I think engineering will supply our demand for a "spiritual" life after meat death."
- Bart Kosko

Pacification Drones  
  Surveillance drones that emit calming notes.  

LAX expands into a lattice of control. They've thought of everything. Even the armed surveillance drones, dallying above the fine mesh overhead, emit calming birdsong... He drops his rucksack into the hand luggage chute and heads through various bombproofed cells, bulletproof tunnels and body scanners.
From The Breach, by M.T. Hill.
Published by Titan Books in 2020
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Compare to the dog pod grid from The Diamond Age (1995) by Neal Stephenson, the scuttle-bot from Hella (2020) by David Gerrold and the robot snake spy from Mariposa (2009) by Greg Bear.

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