Re: Permission Granted!

From: Jim Fehlinger (
Date: Mon Mar 19 2001 - 04:54:14 MST

Lee Corbin wrote:
> Attention all Sys-Ops, simulators, SIs, advanced AI's
> and aliens!
> I hereby give anyone or anything permission to emulate
> me, and then terminate me if they want to, so long as
> my experience isn't obviously unpleasant.
> And thank you very much for the run time! I can really
> use it.

"'Why not postpone the Transcend, Pham? Take some time to
understand what is here in the Beyond...'
**I really wish I could do something about that smile**
though Ravna. Pham Nuwen's ticket to the Transcend was
based on a Power's sudden interest in the Straumli
Perversion. This innocent's ego might end up getting
smeared across a million death cubes, running a
million million simulations of human nature...
For an instant she thought she had lost him, that
he was caught by the romance of the Transcendent
death wish. 'Little fish risking everything for a
piece of godhood. . . and not knowing heaven from
hell, even when they find it.'"

--Vernor Vinge, _A Fire Upon The Deep_.

Jim F.

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