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Fri Nov 9, 2012, 10:57 PM

“And, for an instant, she stared directly into those soft blue eyes.....

.... and knew, with an instinctive mammalian certainty, that the exceedingly rich were no longer even remotely human.”

from a very good book by an author who saw our ultra-computerized (then) future much the way it is now (and becomes moreso each day) so presciently, almost 30 years ago.....

''We have no idea, now, of who or what the inhabitants of our future might be. In that sense, we have no future. Not in the sense that our grandparents had a future, or thought they did.

Fully imagined cultural futures were the luxury of another day, one in which 'now' was of some greater duration. For us, of course, things can change so abruptly, so violently, so profoundly, that futures like our grandparents' have insufficient 'now' to stand on. We have no future because our present is too volatile. ...

We have only risk management. The spinning of the given moment's scenarios. Pattern recognition”

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Gabi Hayes Nov 2012 OP
Gabi Hayes Nov 2012 #1
R. Daneel Olivaw Nov 2012 #2
mick063 Nov 2012 #4
SheilaT Nov 2012 #3
Bonobo Nov 2012 #5
SheilaT Nov 2012 #6

Response to Gabi Hayes (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 10:58 PM

1. typical Romney voter?>>>>>

''.....best visualized as a vicious, lazy, profoundly ignorant, perpetually hungry organism craving the warm god-flesh of the anointed. Personally I like to imagine something the size of a baby hippo, the color of a week-old boiled potato, that lives by itself, in the dark, in a double-wide on the outskirts of Topeka.

It's covered with eyes and it sweats constantly. The sweat runs into those eyes and makes them sting. It has no mouth, Laney, no genitals, and can only express its mute extremes of murderous rage and infantile desire by changing the channels on a universal remote.

Or by voting in presidential elections.”

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Response to Gabi Hayes (Reply #1)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 11:09 PM

2. Problem is that they look like everybody else.


Bodysnatchers.

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Response to Gabi Hayes (Reply #1)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 01:04 AM

4. Damn

 

Skimming through, I thought this was about Rush Limbaugh at first glance

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Response to Gabi Hayes (Original post)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 12:51 AM

3. Any chance you'll tell us the book or the author???

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Response to SheilaT (Reply #3)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 01:05 AM

5. It's from "Count Zero" by William Gibson. nt

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Response to Bonobo (Reply #5)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 10:51 PM

6. Thank you.

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