Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Musings of a Sci-Fi junkie.

Distance used to matter. Since the internet though, not so much. Now we're just a tweet away from being connected to the rest of the world. It's amazing! Virtual networking. And this is just the beginning. What great wonder awaits us just around the corner? I imagine... we'll be almost telepathic. Maybe we'll do away with computer screens and keyboards. Maybe we will connect to the rest of the world via our minds directly. Sounds all Matrixy, but in the movie it was just a lie, something evil. It was like dreaming. And it sounds like the Borg from Star Trek. But if we were at peace and people could walk around and function in a world where they were are all virtually connected, yet still retaining their individuality, immagine! How will that change us? Will it be a bad thing, or will it be extraordinary? Human virtual telepaths. Hmmm... don't I remember something similar on DS9? Or was it RogerLeloup's comic Yoko Tsuno?

1 comment:

  1. You know, you might like the Anime "Ghost In The Shell". I've only seen about half of it, so I'm not quite sure how it works. But the characters are part of this government investigation group called Section 9, and their brains are all connected to the network and they can communicate with each other.