brian_a_lee at hotmail.com
Thu Feb 26 19:53:10 UTC 2004
Ever since I installed my ReplayTV I've been observing the positive effects
of time shifting. Activities that used to take an hour now take 30 minutes.
It feels like a type of time travel and reminds me of taking taxis in new
When I was living in new york I had a time/distance perception of my travel.
It would take about 30 minutes to take the subway from grand central to wall
street. This would vary by a few minutes but generally 30 minutes. Taking a
cab only took about 10 minutes so I had 20 free minutes.
>From: "Robert J. Bradbury" <bradbury at aeiveos.com>
>To: Extropy Chat <extropy-chat at lists.extropy.org>
>Subject: [extropy-chat] Timeshifting
>Date: Thu, 26 Feb 2004 08:43:01 -0800 (PST)
>Given our conversation on time shifting several weeks (months?)
>ago, I thought I would draw attention to a /. discussion on
>methods and strategies.
>It (and references cited) involve methods for timeshifting
>TV, radio and book educational formats.
>Doesn't handle the reassembly of a human problem which seems
>to be discussed in the recent "Time Travel" thread. But
>does raise the question of how much information about what
>a person viewed, liked, did, genes (as Spike pointed out)
>does one need before one gets something close enough to
>the original that the differences don't matter? For
>example -- how much of my mind is based on movies I
>have seen, on talk shows I have listened to, on books
>I have read, etc.?
>If I have the genes Damien has and know all of the books
>Damien has ever read -- how close can I come to the
>recreation of a Damien that writes like he does?
>Another interesting question... Does anyone on the list
>have something that at one time Sasha may have touched
>or otherwise may have picked up some of his DNA?
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