Re: Robert Bradbury, dragonrider of Earth!

From: Robert J. Bradbury (
Date: Wed Mar 22 2000 - 17:53:11 MST

john grigg wrote:
> Sounds great to me! How smart will your dragon be? Will it be able to
> speak? Will it have the Tolkinesque obsession with hording shiny objects?
> Will I get to ride it?

These are probably matters of personal taste. Once you have the basic
design complete, you can sell the eggs and add-on kits to kids at home.

> How do you plan to explain it to the Federal authorities and Jeremy Rifkin?

"Huh, what dragon, I don't see any dragon, are you sure you haven't
been smoking and inhaling?". It works even better if I hang a name tag
around its neck with the name "Puff" on it.

On Wed, 22 Mar 2000, Michael S. Lorrey wrote:
> Thats the fun part. He might be able to argue that if they don't
> understand how he created it, then they must not be qualified to
> regulate it...

Actually, that is the funny part, I'm pretty sure current regulations
in no way prevent the creation of new life forms. However, I think the
pet laws would require (or at least advise) that I keep it on a leash
and if I wanted to let it go free I'd probably have to file an environmental
impact statement. And then of course in Seattle I'd have to scoop up after
its business. With creation comes responsibility I guess.


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