SciFi Trivia Query: Blue People?

From: Robert J. Bradbury (
Date: Sun Jan 13 2002 - 08:18:04 MST

Amara Angelica is doing a piece for the KurzweilAI site
about living in a simulation (commenting on recent movies
and Nick & Robin's work in these areas).

I brought up an example of the "Blue People" who synthesize
reality "on demand" (when you enter a room, etc.).
Their occasional forgetfullness explains situations
where you go back somewhere to find something, find
it isn't there (even though you thought you had left
it there), leave, search elsewhere, then return to
the original previously searched location and find
it is there after all (i.e. the 2nd time around the
Blue People remembered to put the missing item of
reality back where it belonged).

I thought this was a Douglas Adams creation -- perhaps
from the "Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy".

Can anyone confirm or deny this? I've tried Googling
but most of what turns up is a medical condition due
to some gene defect.


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