Optical Voice: a type of communications system developed by Gudersnipe. It is based on the concept of how your brain translates the audible vibrations of people’s voices into words in your brain, but instead of using noise, using light. One unusual side effect of the optical voice is that by using visible light instead of audible sound, it bypasses some portion of the language center of the brain, making the ‘voice’ understood by anyone, regardless of language. Optical Voice is a truly universal language, if only one-way. Slightly modified, the system can also be used to convey massive amounts of data to someone as the human brain is capable of processing light much faster than sound, and when used on an unconscious individual the rate is substantially increased as the unconscious mind seems able to process data far, far faster than the conscious. Despite many years of study, the exact process by which Optical Voice actually functions has yet to be understood. Scientists who work with the technology have taken to referring to the process as Twosthyb.