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From: "Alex David Groce" <adgroce@eos.ncsu.edu>
Subject: Re: (whorl) Re: Digest whorl.v009.n005
Date: Mon, 2 Nov 1998 11:53:21 

Rostrum said:
> I guess I'm imagining that a male and female get together and start making
> the little chem and go into an different mode of consciousness, after
> which they couldn't really tell you what they did or how they did it.
> All part of Typhon's plan to keep technology out of the wrong hands.
> And OF COURSE they would demand privacy.

	Yes.  Clearly the whole system has been designed by Typhon to keep
useful technology out of the cargo's hands--not that Typhon did such a hot
job...  It's easy to imagine a program that the Chems can run but can't
consciously access--they can "do it", but are made so they can't figure out how
they do it.  I mean, people can have kids, but for most of history, if you'd
taken two people aside and said--"When you have sex and out comes a kid, how
does that work?  I'm thinking of using hearts for power packs on my new
catapults," well you get the picture.
"And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall set you free." - John 8:32
Alex David Groce (adgroce@eos.ncsu.edu)
Senior (Computer Science/Multidisciplinary Studies in Technology & Fiction)
'98-99 NCSU AITP Student Chapter President
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