Re: The World Wide Neural Net & The Technomad

Damien Broderick (
Mon, 07 Apr 1997 15:47:32 +0000

At 09:52 AM 4/5/97 -0500, Dan wrote:
>> 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.

Dunno what the rules are about blowing one's own paraliterary trumpet
(although I've done it before), but I'd like to hear what Extropians make
of the Gestell - which pretty much fits the above bill - in my March '97
science fiction novel from Avon, THE WHITE ABACUS.

(BTW, I don't write `sci-fi', and neither do Swanwick or Simmons. We write

Damien Broderick