Re: The World Wide Neural Net & The Technomad

Dan Hook (
Sat, 5 Apr 1997 09:52:25 -0500

> From: Gregory Houston <>
> Subject: The World Wide Neural Net & The Technomad
> Date: Saturday, April 05, 1997 1:59 AM
> Something which might emerge before uploading becomes fully feasible
> would be some form of World Wide Neural Net. When we can directly
> interface wetware and hardware we should soon after be able to create
> implants to connect us to the Web via something like cellular phone
> service.
> Is anyone aware of any sci-fi which explores and elaborates on this
> idea?

Hyperion by Dan Simmons, takes place in a society in which implants
accessing a planetary data spere are common. Of course, if you are looking
for a positive portrayl of such technology, this is not the place to look.

Dan Hook