Re: Steve Mann's latest show

From: Michael M. Butler (
Date: Wed Sep 26 2001 - 22:29:05 MDT

I must say that his "shooting back" attitude is going to be _crucial_ in the
coming months and years. This is part of the t-cell cultural response that the
West will need to avert (further) fascism. _Vide_ the good parts of Brin's
_Transparent Society_.

Anders Sandberg wrote:
> On Wed, Sep 26, 2001 at 10:46:12PM +1000, Alejandro Dubrovsky wrote:
> > There has been a lot of criticism of Mann's showmanship in this list. I'm sure
> > lots of people here will like his latest message:

> putting developing technology in a
> social context, that is a far rarer ability.

Heck, just being bloodyminded enough to actually _do_ what countless
techies visiting Fry's have contemplated is a far rarer ability. :)

> he actually does raise some
> new questions and suggest new ways of looking at the interactions
> between tech and society. He might still irritate people, but he adds
> something to our culture.

Yep. Glad I'm sharing the planet with him.


Job One:  MAKE YOURSELF USEFUL.  If you're not part of the solution, 

what are you doing scumming up the bottom of our beaker? --MMB 02001.09.21

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