Re: The Matrix's "Two Pills scene" as a "Threshold to Adventure" scene

From: Technotranscendence (
Date: Sat Apr 01 2000 - 07:56:40 MST

On Wednesday, March 29, 2000 4:34 PM Eliezer S. Yudkowsky wrote:
> See, now that's just what I mean! There isn't any of this great,
> dramatic indecision and hesitation. The correct choice is usually an
> order of magnitude better than any alternative, and obviously so; I can
> recall only one or two major decisions in my life when this was not the
> case, and neither of them were transhumanism-related. (And hey, if you
> make the wrong decision, you make the wrong decision. Obsessing over it
> won't help.) I read _Great Mambo Chicken_ when I was eleven, and I did
> not "decide" that my life would be about ultratechnology; I simply knew
> that it would be.
> There was never a point, in all my life, where I could have plausibly
> refused the quest.

Then you don't fit the life script here! Look, there's a downside to
playing that role too. You could after all have powerful forces mustered
against you, forces that play for keeps. Why not let others take care of
that and you can continue to play?

Daniel Ust

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