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

From: Technotranscendence (
Date: Thu Mar 30 2000 - 08:45:23 MST

On Thursday, March 30, 2000 2:54 AM Anders Sandberg 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.
> You too? I think the same holds true for me - I have as far as I can
> remember (plus some supporting evidence from my parents from earlier
> periods) been aimed at space, ultratech and going beyond the
> human. Beside some theme music I have never noticed anything like the
> call to adventure, I guess either we are both suffering from poor
> scriptwriting, have a modernist script not using the monomyth
> structure, or our lives so far have only been the beginning of the
> story and the call to adventure is in our future.
> Of course, we still don't know if the genre we are living in is
> science fiction, thriller or socialist realism... :-)

Both of you? Well, I guess you're not special like me. A few years ago, an
SI from the future contacted me, gave me a choice*, and the rest is future


Daniel Ust

* Habanera vs. tobasco sauce. If you know me, you know which one I chose.:)

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