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Subject:Wow, Such a Deal!!! Internet Brain Plug From:PaulW -dot- Strandlund -at- X400UX -dot- SASKTEL -dot- SK -dot- CA Date:Thu, 2 Feb 1995 08:19:00 -0600
Vince Putman <PUTMV -at- MAIL -dot- SYNTRON -dot- COM> writes:
>WoW, such a deal. <Ed -dot- Hoornaert -at- VENTANA -dot- COM> writes:
> (snip) "plugging the internet directly into your brain"!
I just wanted to say that this is not a new idea. The name of the author
escapes me at the moment but if you really want to know write me as I will look
it up tonight. I'm sorry, a 2 book series was written, by the person who's name
escapes me, about a planet called Hyperion. Oddly enough the first book is
titled "Hyperion". The tale is a modern day Canterbury Tale (yes, the one by
Chaucer) dealing with pilgramage to this planet. I am really oversimplifying
things here but I am getting to the point. In this book (yes, its Sci Fi)
humankind has the ability to add implants to the human brain. Some of these
implants can be memory chips, and things like that but another is a shunt. The
shunt that people can have installed allows them to plug the Web into their head
and access it without a terminal. The people who do this are called Cyberpunks
(I think) and they literally surf the net.
Anyway, I read the book a little while ago (about 10 books back or 3 months you
take your pick) and the details are a bit fuzzy.
I do recommend the books as a must read for all writers as it does contain some
excellent writing (I have to get that name). The people taking the pilgramage
come from all walks of life and they are all looking for something. There is a
poet who is looking for his Muse, a pilot looking for the ship that he must fly
into destiny, etc. A difficult read for people who read little and an excellent
read for people who read frequently. These books will challenge you to think
and look at life a bit differently.
Then again, I could be all wrong and have no idea what I am taking about.
The whole point is, a published author of Sci Fi books has talked about plugging
the Internet into the human brain for complete access.
Please, if you want the name of the author, send to me directly (I get these in
Digest) at paul -dot- strandlund -at- sasktel -dot- sk -dot- ca
Thanks for the Soapbox - your turn,
Paul (paul -dot- strandlund -at- sasktel -dot- sk -dot- ca)
"Gravitation cannot be held responsible for people falling in love" Albert