Re: More kemes (was: Re: We luv the guv't)

Anders Sandberg (
21 Jan 1998 17:05:57 +0100

Michael Lorrey <> writes:

> Charlie Stross wrote:
> > BTW, if you can get locate it, read the SF short story BLIT (by Dave
> > Langford, first published in Interzone a few years ago and reprinted a
> > couple of times since then). Someone discovers a fractal image that
> > makes the human brain's wetware crash ...
> You mean like that cartoon in Japan that sent thousands into
> epilleptic seizures???

Or Neal Stephenson's _Snow Crash_?

It is unlikely the wetware can be permanently crashed by a simple
stimuli, although the flicker-induced epilepsy is a real
possibility. Our brains are rather robust systems, they have to be in
order to survive in a real world with all sorts of stimuli and plenty
of noise.

Anders Sandberg                                      Towards Ascension!                  
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