Re: Clock of the Long Now

From: Natasha Vita-More (
Date: Tue Jan 04 2000 - 09:13:06 MST

At 09:28 PM 1/3/00 -0500, Robert wrote:

>I don't see any way of stopping the Juggernaut, and I suspect Robin
>would agree. The economic forces at work and inertia they contain
>are simply to great. Its like Natasha standing out in the middle of
>I-80, holding the Mona Lisa, with a caption saying "here be art
>that can stop the world", in the meantime, along comes Mick's truck,
>he's squinting, trying to read the caption, oooopppps, too late...

Thanks for making me your point's poster grrrl, and I loved Robin's
response, but if I was to billboard the arts on a fast track, I'd do more
of a master-minded display of arts and sciences coalescing in a future body
design with brilliantly enhanced senses that glisten across the steely road
with neon fission bursting particles like refracted sounds and lights
bending time and stilling time, if only for a moment, and then giving each
passer-by an extended sensorial moment to pay ATTENTION (rather than a toll
fee) to my art which is the accumulation of all arts but placed carefully
and inspiring in the moment.

Thus, the oooooppps would be refracted around to and come out as a
deflecting sppppoooo which, to my own ears, has a more melliferous resonation.

>Sooner or later people will come to treat physical reality the
>same way they do data files -- if it isn't of any use now, you
>might as well compress it and put it on a backup tape.

I spent probably most of my mental time in the future -- a LONG way into
the future but that doesn't stop me from enjoying each moment (why would I
want to stop the world, I rather like the spinning) -

sppppoooo ... oh, there you went so fast that I didn't even get a chance to


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