"We follow the scientists around and look over their shoulders."
This is an early reference to the idea of mechanically produced speech.
Compare to the less explicit translatophone from My Translatophone (1901) by Frank Stockton, the perfect voice from Prima Donna 1980 by Bernard Brown, and the talking head from Neuromancer (1984) by William Gibson.
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