Re: Virtual Obsession

Technotranscendence (
Thu, 26 Feb 1998 23:51:28 -0500 (EST)

At 10:56 PM 2/26/98 -0500, Brian L. Fritz <> wrote:
>I watched the first two hours and then turned it off.

I missed the first 20 minutes of it, but watched it until the end.

>I should have
>turned it off sooner. IMO, Virtual Obsession conveys negitive memes
>about life extension, AI, and cryonics.

I agree that it does show many negative things about uploading, though
the cryonics/life extension stuff was not really attacked directly in the

My biggest complaint was that the acting was awful. The protagonist
was too wooden. His wife and son were almost nonentities. That
could have used some polish, as well as some of the dialogu... To
be sure, it was a made for tv movie.

Anyway, it is good to see the ideas taken seriously in a prime time
movie. Now we can go out there and start a wider discussion of
the issues.


Daniel Ust