Re: Adrian Karth postings AND Sarah Marr

Forrest Bishop (
Mon, 8 Sep 1997 14:07:15 -0500 (CDT)

>Sarah Marr wrote:

>> Perhaps it is, after all, that most
>> human of traits, emotion, which will stop our breaking the boundaries which
>> limit us at this time.
Dan Clemmensen:

>Please, Sarah, we need you on this list. Let's consider this
>episode as an experiment in simulated "gray goo." Our technology
>has unintentionally run amok. We now need to preserve our little
>virtual world. It'll take awhile for our new immune system to be
>designed and implemented, and to take effect, but let's not let
>the secondary effects of the attack destroy us.

It is an excercise in dealing with unintentinal gray "info-goo".
An informational entity arose and commandeered the self-replicative
machinery of the internet. The replication rate was slow enough
that list members (defense) were able to contain the onslaught.
One party unintentionally created a second "info-goo" by
not first assessing the situation. A very interesting excercise,
all in all.