Re: PHIL: Cybergnosticism (was: Upload Motivations)

Chris Hind (
Wed, 08 Jan 1997 23:07:17 -0800

> Have you gone into a "hacker trance" or "email trance"? It sometimes
> happens to me as I use a computer: everything that is outside the virtual
> desktop fades away, and the world becomes information. I don't think about
> my chair, how I write on the keyboard or move the mouse, I just exist as a
> disembodied consciousness influencing the digital world by will alone.
> This is the kind of existence I would like to use in my "working mode".

>this happens to me while painting to, and even sometimes just in life- when
>it gets really interesting- it isnt really the same as not having
>physicality, it is IMO, a function OF physicality.

I know exactly what you're talking about. Perhaps this is exactly what
being an upload feels like unattached to a full sensory input avatar.

"Every obstacle is a stepping stone to your success."

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