Megalextoria
Retro computing and gaming, sci-fi books, tv and movies and other geeky stuff.

Home » Archive » net.sf-lovers » Re: re: Loose Ends (BRAINSTORM)
Show: Today's Messages :: Show Polls :: Message Navigator
E-mail to friend 
Switch to threaded view of this topic Create a new topic Submit Reply
Re: re: Loose Ends (BRAINSTORM) [message #118821] Tue, 24 September 2013 14:36
leeper is currently offline  leeper
Messages: 122
Registered: June 2013
Karma: 0
Senior Member
Message-ID: <551@ahutb.UUCP>
Date: Mon, 11-Mar-85 21:34:40 EST
Article-I.D.: ahutb.551
Posted: Mon Mar 11 21:34:40 1985
Date-Received: Tue, 12-Mar-85 22:46:43 EST
References: <804@topaz.ARPA> <509@ahutb.UUCP>, <4237@ucla-cs.ARPA>
Organization: AT&T Information Systems Labs, Holmdel NJ
Lines: 24

REFERENCES:  <804@topaz.ARPA> <509@ahutb.UUCP>, <4237@ucla-cs.ARPA>


> In article <509@ahutb.UUCP> leeper@ahutb.UUCP (m.leeper) writes:
> 
> >   ...   The at-death-experience is one of the least interesting
> >implications they could follow. ...
> 
> Oh, come on now.  The question of what happens when a man dies can
> hardly be considered uninteresting.

No, but it is less interesting than any number of other ideas they
touched on but passed up.  What it would do to our understanding of
animal intelligence and psychology would have been more interesting.
What it would do to human relations, what it would do to defense
technology, what it would do to psychiatric treatment, to the
entertainment industry,  all these were ideas picked up and then
abandoned.  By rights, this should have been BRAINSTORM I, first of a
long series to how the world would be completely transformed by this
one tool.  I do find the at-death experience of some interest, but
there is so much more that could be done with the premise given time!

				Mark Leeper
				...ihnp4!ahutb!leeper
  Switch to threaded view of this topic Create a new topic Submit Reply
Previous Topic: Sun Jammer
Next Topic: Re: Malcom, Molly, and Toad. . .
Goto Forum:
  

-=] Back to Top [=-
[ Syndicate this forum (XML) ] [ RSS ] [ PDF ]

Current Time: Sun Jul 12 23:58:59 EDT 2020

Total time taken to generate the page: 0.00335 seconds