"Evolutionary success ... is going to absolutely require mobility on, at a minimum, an interplanetary scale. We either go or we die out."
As a child of royal blood, Paul Atreides learns how to survive in a difficult universe where all below you covet your station in life. One device uses a compressed version of the suspensor field (present in many Dune artifacts) which makes it float through the air silently.
And did I mention that it is attracted to movement? Barehanded, there is only one way to defeat a hunter-seeker.
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