Re: virus: Re:virtuality

Dave Pape (
Wed, 15 Jan 1997 23:59:32 GMT

At 20:41 15/01/97 +0000, you wrote:
>On Wed, 15 Jan 1997, wrote:
>>Can you imagine the shock of finding out that the place you live is just the
>>product of someone's twisted computer game?
>Oddly enough I'd find that rather comforting.

Well, I'm looking at ceasing to exist at some totally unknown time within
fifty years tops, and THAT's hardly a bowl of cherries.

Also, I'm toying with the idea that everything I think is ruled by a bunch
of chemicals, which is a bit of a comedown from being taught as a kidlet
that I was specially different from all the animals and had a soul.

At least if I discovered I was in a game I could think, "well, pretty
fucking cool game" and get on with my life. Which is similar to how I'm
dealing with being a memetic emergent of neural interaction in a genetic

Dave Pape
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