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Date: Tue, 16 Jul 2002 11:56:12 -0500
From: James Jordan 
Subject: Re: (urth) Consensus? and Question

The eye is the window of the soul. - Leonardo da Vinci


At 11:31 AM 7/16/2002 -0500, you wrote:
>on 7/16/02 5:44 AM, Jonathan Dale at jdale@fla.fujitsu.com wrote:
> > I also don't buy into the Silk-Pig download through eye contact.
>Do you mean upload?  Iirc, it was pretty explicitly stated that Pig is
>possessed by Silk, and the only way the "gods" can possess humans is through
>eye contact.  I don't think there's any explicit indication that Silk-in-Pig
>is uploaded back into Mainframe after Pig gets Horn's eye, but it's at least
>a plausible motive for Silkhorn's determination to restore Pig's sight.
>(Although now that I think about it, while the downloading of AIs into
>living brains through the eye is "plausible" in a skiffy sort of way, it's
>gosh-darn hard to see how it could go the other way.  Eyes don't broadcast,
>after all; and I don't see how a computer, just by looking into someone's
>eye, could learn enough about the brain's neural connections to upload a
>personality fragment with its attached memories.)
>Otoh, I've never bought the idea that Silk's personality was erased from his
>brain when Horn entered, or that Horn was repossessed by Silk through the
>monitor at the pole.


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