Re: virus: Re:virtuality
Mon, 20 Jan 1997 10:40:27 -0600 (CST)

On Mon, 6 Jan 1997 wrote:

> Alex Williams wrote:
> > Drakir wrote:
> > > That is a possibility. Could it, do you think, be done so that a person's
> > > personality is erased, and a new one implanted for the purposes of a game?
> > > I don't think so, 'cos surely the object of a game is to test the "real"
> > > you in different environments. Interesting concept. Maybe we're all in a
> > > prison block at the moment, and we're having psychotherapy, trying to change
> > > our persona, to fit in with the society from which we came.
> >
> > Why would they need to erase my mind so I can play a different
> > persona?
> Not just /play/ another personna, because as soon as the game finishes, you
> return to your original [twisted] self. The idea I'm suggesting is that
> you could be permanently altered to fit society's view of the 'ideal'
> citizen.

But this is *already* being implemented! [Ok, we missed it. The only
children who are going to miss it in the next generation are the severely
mentally ill, the incorrigible social misfits, and all sorts that the
ACLU would love to have imprisoned.]

/ Towards the conversion of data into information....
/ Kenneth Boyd