[ExI] Favorite ~H+ Movies.
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Sat Jun 23 18:36:25 UTC 2007
From: "John K Clark" <jonkc at att.net>
To: "ExI chat list" <extropy-chat at lists.extropy.org>
Sent: Saturday, June 23, 2007 10:29 AM
> The only transhuman movie that I think of that was dead accurate in every
> respect was made nearly 40 years ago, it was called "The Forbin Project"
> ... To top it off the AI now forces Forbin to help it design a successor
> machine even more powerful than it is.
Ah, yes ... I remember that well! The tagline for "The Forbin Project"
could have been the same one they used for "Seconds" (a movie I saw as a
teenager in 1966, which gave a slight boost to my perspective forevermore,
as well as a new word to my vocabulary, i.e., "reborns"):
"What Are Seconds?... The Answer May Be Too Terrifying For Words!" (Olga's
note: Oh, yeah? Well, those people obviously never heard of "Second
more: "What if someone offered you the chance to begin again, with a new
life that was organized to be exactly what you wanted it to be? That's what
the organization offers some wealthy people..." (Olga's note: Ha! Ha! Those
stinkin' greedy wealthy people who live dangerously and just can't seem to
heed the moral lessons imbued in fairy tales such as The Tale of the
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