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hey jeroen,

so far the best chapter of bruce sterling's new book
" tomorrow now. envisioning the next 50 years " is his take on biotech futures.

he describes a regrettable phase of superbabies, where the first round of "guinea pig babies" grow up and are quikly obsolete... and they are likely to SUE big time .

and it reminds me of a speaker at the ars electronica in 2000 when the theme was life sciences ... and i think her name was lynn andrews... went into a deep analysis of future legal battles in the realm of child vs. parent...
sorry i can't think of any of her incredibly bizarre examples ... but it was an incredibly good scare tactic for
the Raelian types .

i like yur scenario ending in a strange optimism for social justice.


Posted by teapodz at February 20, 2003 03:29 AM

[quoting from m0dem, the e-mailing list]
annleejpg: en m0dem hay 73 miembros contando los avatares
virtuales, que son mas o menos 7, en total hay 66 miembros
m0dem humanos

"aljpg: in m0dem ther are 73 members including virtual avatars that are approximately 7, so that means there a 66 human m0dem members..."

love... always better with cyborgs! _ osfa

Posted by osfa at February 20, 2003 06:38 AM

I wanted to do this one for FutereFeedForward (, if I'm correct). Wrote one piece for him about hardware compression techiques used by Boeing and how they made into a commercial real estate product (stores that grow so more people will fit in) and how hitman used the impropability on a quantumlevel used in this techique to be at two places at the same time. this made it impossible to be convicted, even thought the fact that they were at two places could be proven, because of the limits in current law (there always is doubt about the wereabouts).

Anyway, he edited and changed it into something for an automobile, annd I changed some more. Wanted to make another newsflash for him about cheap ripoffs from this technique that crippled a lot of people that are now living in camps. But the existence is denied by everyone.

Posted by Jeroen Goulooze at February 20, 2003 12:54 PM
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