Re: Billy, stop feeding your robot scraps from the table.

  • From: Steve Baker <ice@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: technocracy@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Thu, 20 Jul 2000 18:51:15 -0500

Neil Doane <caine@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> writes:
> Pedants, the lot of you!   Geez people, I'm not trying to _REALLY_ justify
> it, I just think it's something sort of 'The Matrix'-like (I mean, using
> humans as _batteries_ to power computers...using humans as _food_ to power
> computers...see the similarity?  hmm??)  Of course it's not bloody likely,
> I'm talking about fiction dammit, suspend that disbelief mister!

  Heh, frustrating isn't it?  I'm all for sci-fi stuff, but I prefer a
little reality to make my unreality go down better.  And speaking of the
Matrix and humans as batteries, why go to the trouble of making a virtual
world for all the humans to live in?  Why not just do a little surgery on
their brains when they're young and have them sleep forever, never able to
wake up or even care where they are.  That would involve a lot less
equipment and power required to keep them amused in their little virutal
world.  It would also make sure that none of them ever "wake up" and start
killing the AI's.

  *Tsk*, there I go again... ;)

                                                                - Steve

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