Asleep: With Still Hands
Ellison, Harlan. "Asleep: With Still Hands" (vt "The Sleeper with Still Hands"). If July 1968. Coll. The Beast that Shouted Love . . ., q.v. under Anthologies and Collections.
A very hard-nosed, possibly militaristic, handling of the motif of gentle control—exercised in this story by a world-ruling man/machine being.