O.B.I.T. stands for Outer Band Individuated Tele-tracer.
Fred Severn: (Reporting to Byron Lomax) Something far more worrisome than Scott has come up. A nightwatchman at the center, Armand Younger.
Dr. Clifford Scott: (Outsmarting Byron Lomax in a rest home) As long as I'm insane, I'm safe.
Control Voice: (closing narration) Agents of the justice department are rounding up the machines now. But these machines, these inventions of another planet have been cunningly conceived to prey on our most mortal weakness. In the last analysis dear friends, whether O.B.I.T. lives up to its name or not will depend on you.
Lomax: The machines are everywhere! Oh you'll find them all, you're a zealous people. And you'll make a great show of smashing a few of them, but for every one you destroy hundreds of others will be built. And they will demoralize you! Breaks your spirits! Create such rivets and tensions in your society that no one will be able to repair them! Oh, your a savage, despairing planet and when we come here to live you friendless, demoralized, flotsam will fall without even a single shot being fired. Senator, enjoy the few years left you, there is no answer...Your all the same. Dark persuasion! You demand, insist on knowing every private thought and hunger of everyone. Your families, your neighbors. Everyone! But, yourselves.
Control Voice: (opening narration) In this room, twenty four hours a day, seven days a week, security personal at the defense department Cyprus Hill's Research Center keep constant watch on its scientists through O.B.I.T., a mysterious electronic device whose very existence was carefully kept from the public at large. And so it would have remained but for the facts you are about to witness...