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Working at home today :-)

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paintist says:

*waves* nicer weather for it today........

7th Jul 2006, 10:27

Euphro says:

Yes, much cooler :)

7th Jul 2006, 10:28

Dhamaka says:

yay!!
*waves*

very sensible - me too :)

Read Jon Courtney Grimwood 9tail fox last night. would be very interested in hearing what you think

7th Jul 2006, 10:35

beth says:

yey!

I'm at home too :)

7th Jul 2006, 11:51

Viv says:

Home and cooler here too - 'waves'

7th Jul 2006, 12:45

Euphro says:

I haven't read it yet, but I was interested to find this while searching for it, which definitely intrigues me even more :)

7th Jul 2006, 13:51

Dhamaka says:

absolutely...

*grins*

7th Jul 2006, 14:49

kostika says:

It's a Grimwood book, so it's bound to be good.

(I've not read it yet either)

7th Jul 2006, 14:50

Dhamaka says:

he is very consistent, isn't he

7th Jul 2006, 14:51

kostika says:

9Tail Fox is the only one of his books that I haven't read. He is very consistantly very good. The Red Robe series is still my favourites though.

7th Jul 2006, 14:55

Dhamaka says:

I'd find it difficult to chose - which was the one based in Mexico City?

Prefer Michael Marshall Smith though

7th Jul 2006, 15:04

kostika says:

That's the Red Robe series. Or at least that's what I call it cause that's the first book in the set.

I shall have to look up Michael Marshall Smith though if he's better than Grimwood.

7th Jul 2006, 15:07

Dhamaka says:

much punchier - heavy cyberpunk that's surprisingly well written (for the genre)

7th Jul 2006, 15:19

Puddikat says:

Hello,*waves* hope you get lots done.

7th Jul 2006, 15:54

bronxelf says:

You look all the cheerier for it also! :D

7th Jul 2006, 17:24

GregErin says:

Did you get a haircut?

7th Jul 2006, 17:39

Euphro says:

I did get a haircut :D

I will definitely get 9tail Fox. Thanks for the heads-up on Michael Marshall Smith, also.

D, if you haven't seen this, I think you will find it very interesting :)

8th Jul 2006, 13:55

Dhamaka NLI says:

Thanks Euphro
Haven't read it yet but will - but I don't think he's the first because Brunner wrote something based on the idea well before Y2K

incoming

8th Jul 2006, 13:57

Euphro says:

I know that Brunner and others were thinking about it a long time ago. The interesting thing about Bostrom is that he is presenting it as a serious proposition. I will check my e-mail asap :)

8th Jul 2006, 15:08

Dhamaka says:

wow - read a few of the summaries now.

I like the implication that there's a theoretical technical basis or theoretical technical framework for alternate realities.

Years ago I read a book that linked the Zero Point Field (in quantum theory) with the idea of life force or communications or some such (didn't agree with much of it and only really remember the ideas it gave me). Interesting to speculate that the Matrix-or a RL equivalent- could be related to energy dynamics at this level

I've not read all of it yet (and might not), but it seems that the fundamental assumption is based on the same logic / theory that arrives at the assumption that 'we are not alone'. That feels a bit dodgy to me too..

Thanks
:-)

8th Jul 2006, 16:30

Euphro says:

It's thought-provoking stuff, certainly :)

A science historian friend of mine has pointed out similar weaknesses in the arguments to the one you mention. It assumes we have all the information we need to come to a conclusion. :)

8th Jul 2006, 23:07

Ascoli says:

Yes, i work from home now too :)

10th Jul 2006, 11:10

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