O'Regan, Emlyn (Emlyn.ORegan@actew.com.au)
Fri, 25 Jun 1999 11:38:32 +1000

Hi all,

Consciousness is making my brain hurt (well, not consciousness itself, obviously, but thinking about it, meta-consciousness, and meta-meta-consciousness, etc, ow!), and losing faith in causality means that I am falling over a lot (forget to keep up the illusion of one foot in front of the other being important to pedestrian motion). Ah hah, that's a very causal notion, got to be more careful (I might cause myself to look foolish). I decided to imagine that I am actually progressing through a large lookup table of states, which happen to resemble walking, and that at least got me into work this morning (just don't think about it too hard Emlyn, how's that weather, looks like it might rain, but that's causal, **BANG** hit my head on the floor again).

Anyway, to help me keep my mind of this disastrously dangerous topic, who's a B5 (Babylon 5) fan on the list? Kind of extropian show, puts that Star Trek crap in its place... but I am disapointed in the humans' lack of personal modification.

Plus the Vorlonns show how you can just answer any difficult open question with "Yes" or "No", and appear enigmatic rather than stupid, or look like you are playing your cards close to your chest rather than being just plain ignorant (Yes this is an oversimplification of Vorlonn mentality, but it cuts pretty close).

Emlyn of the Great Centari Empire