Re: Singularity vs. politics Re: omega-point-deity (was: from Italy about exi)

Date: Sat Jul 08 2000 - 04:08:37 MDT

When Vinge first got Marooned in Realtime in Analog back in the 1980's, I
didn't get it. Story-telling as an attempt to illustrate scientific or
philiosophical concepts must be extremely trying as a type pf communication.
A Fire Upon the Deep was better because Vinge was creative enough to use the
"net newsgroup feeds" and they were integral to the plot also.

In a message dated 7/7/00 10:44:38 PM Pacific Daylight Time, writes:

<< Heh. In MAROONED, the Singularity is a Disappearance (an Implosion, sort
 of) and it is *explicitly* preceded by gestalt people with
 radio-telepathy... (To be stuck a few seconds away from the Earth-Moon
 nexus, Vinge's near-Singularity character tells us bleakly, was hellishly
 Damien Broderick >>

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