Cats in Cyberspace (was: Re: If Zero were my neighbor!)

From: Damien Broderick (
Date: Fri Mar 10 2000 - 21:39:25 MST

At 10:32 AM 10/03/00 +0000, Charlie Stross wrote:

>I've got a feeling that an uploaded cat would make a _very_ good cruise
>missile guidance system; just remap its sensory inputs so that targets
>look small and furry.

Well, yes - Cordwainer Smith thought so too, 40 years ago - `The Game of
Rat and Dragon'. (Is it possible that Smith's been forgotten already?
Aargh.) Well, it's true that his cats weren't *uploaded* but jacked in and
temporarily enhanced in conjunction with a human operator/lover; still....


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