[LINK] re: Global Brain
Sat, 24 Jun 2000 06:46:08 +1000
Asimov had one about a self aware robot that refused to believe that men
had built it (as they were obviously inferior) - kind of fits in with the
theory that such a global being may treat us as a nuisance/threat.
The other old classic on this theme of course would name this global entity
"the beast" and only give us "666" access at the terminal.
At 11:43 AM 23/06/00 +1000, Michael Lean wrote:
>Ooooh, what a flurry of reminiscences. I remember all those great stories.
>Was it Eric Frank Russell who wrote "The 9 Billion Names of God?"
>Does anyone remember the one about the Angel Gabriel in a bar, about to
>blow the last trump?
>When he opened the case, the trumpet was a beautiful midnight blue.....