Control (was RE: Re(4): virus: Forwarding: some comments about

David McFadzean (
Mon, 08 Jan 1996 11:28:21 -0700

At 10:03 AM 08/01/96 -0700, Stephen Anfort wrote:

>Would you say then, by extension, that the human brain will always be able to
>control the machine due to its inherent complexity?

No, I'm saying the brain and computer control each other, though neither
has total control. Unfortunately it is very difficult to quantify this
type of partial control (has anyone read anything in this area?). In this
context I'm using "control" to mean influencing behavior. For example,
everyone that reads these words is being controlled by me to some extent;
I am remotely (spatially and temporally) influencing the thought patterns
you are experiencing while reading this.

David McFadzean       
Memetic Engineer      
Merak Projects Ltd.