From: Gina Miller (nanogirl@halcyon.com)
Date: Sun Jan 14 2001 - 01:38:29 MST

Did anyone else see existanz? I saw it on the movie channel (free preview of
course) tonight. It was about a game designer chick and this guy, who plug
these umbilical cord like looking things into a 'bio-port' in their back,
(makes me think of the Matrix) this hooks into this synthetic dna pod which
looks like a bunch of skin in a little bag. This takes them to a game
environment with characters and you never quite know where the end of the
game is and reality begins. In the beginning, everyone is hunting the chick
for being the game designer, wanting to kill her, but in the end it is her
and her cohort that kill what appears to be the real designer of the game
they were in all along. (they are using what looks like vr headgear and hand
gloves instead of the pods at this point) Then this guy, who was a character
through out, goes "don't shoot me, hey are we still in the game?" The end. I
like this concept, considering I'm into simulation games (Riven etc.) for
the mere fact that it's as close as we can get to the other worldly
experience and I look forward to when vr games takes to confusing my

Gina "Nanogirl" Miller
Nanotechnology Industries
Personal: http://www.nanogirl.com
Foresight Senior Associate
"Nanotechnology: Solutions for the future."

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