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

From: Eliezer S. Yudkowsky (
Date: Thu Mar 30 2000 - 20:40:17 MST

Anders Sandberg wrote:
> 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.

What a *fascinating* concept. I'd write more, but I have to go hide
under my blanket and whimper for a while.

--      Eliezer S. Yudkowsky

                 Member, Extropy Institute
           Senior Associate, Foresight Institute

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