Re: More kemes (was: Re: We luv the guv't)

Michael Lorrey (
Wed, 21 Jan 1998 12:57:06 -0500

Anders Sandberg wrote:

> Michael Lorrey <> writes:
> > Charlie Stross wrote:
> >
> > > BTW, if you can get locate it, read the SF short story BLIT (by Dave
> > > Langford, first published in Interzone a few years ago and reprinted a
> > > couple of times since then). Someone discovers a fractal image that
> > > makes the human brain's wetware crash ...
> >
> > You mean like that cartoon in Japan that sent thousands into
> > epilleptic seizures???
> Or Neal Stephenson's _Snow Crash_?
> It is unlikely the wetware can be permanently crashed by a simple
> stimuli, although the flicker-induced epilepsy is a real
> possibility. Our brains are rather robust systems, they have to be in
> order to survive in a real world with all sorts of stimuli and plenty
> of noise.

Although there is the possibility of two images at right angles to each other,
or even a hologram, that, when illuminated, people passing through the scalar
zone would be influenced by ELF range resonances. Dunno, just speculating.

phsychedelic, dude....