Re: Movie:Thirteenth Floor
Wei Dai (email@example.com)
Mon, 29 Nov 1999 15:28:04 -0800
Anyone else think these movies are too similar to each other? I think we
need a list of "VR User Rules of Thumb". To start:
- I will not turn off the "I'm in VR" indicator and other default safety
- I will avoid a system that kills me whenever my VR character dies.
- I will remember to look for the pause button when I comparison-shop for a
- If I become sick, confused or disoriented, I will immediately execute the
equivalent of Control-Alt-Delete.
- If I discover a computer-controled character unexpectedly attempting to
hack out of the system, I will shut off power and call technical support
instead of engaging him in hand-to-hand combat.
- If I discover my current reality is actually a VR, I will try to avoid
irritating the administrators of the VR system.
- If I discover my current reality is actually a VR and manage to exit it,
I will immediate try to determine if I am still in an VR environment.