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  • William
    Dick says he going to stop posting on the net. I would miss him but we have heard this before. I am going to take this one big step further. What if Dick is
    Message 1 of 4 , Jan 1, 2013
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      Dick says he going to stop posting on the net. I would miss him but we have heard this before. I am going to take this one big step further. What if Dick is something extremely different than the rest of us? What if he is the being he and Eduard postulate, a post Homo Sapiens existance that is part machine and part human. This is the droid that Eduard envisions as taking over evolution. Merlin thinks himself different and calls it mysticism. He senses another mode of being and says he has been there . Could Dick only exist on the net and sap his life from those who are normal Homo sapiens but contribute to Merlins existance by continuing to communicate with him on the communication machines? Dick may have not figured out how he fits in but he has tried like hell to explain himself. It would be interesting to have known a member of the more advanced, next link. Now there is a stretch for this plebian sod scientist mind. It is as close as I can come to thinking outside the box. Happy New Year, Bill
    • eduardathome
      I can well imagine the transition to the new species. It would come slowly with first a series of robots who can make decisions on their own. Then designed
      Message 2 of 4 , Jan 1, 2013
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        I can well imagine the transition to the new species. It would come slowly
        with first a series of robots who can make decisions on their own. Then
        designed to enable movement; perhaps in a human type form. Then living [so
        to speak] on their own in some assigned part of town where they would go
        after work. It is hard to imagine what this location might look like. What
        does a robot do after work?? This may be the most difficult stage of the
        evolution. A group living apart has always been a cause for problems for
        humans. If we can get past that point, the new species will have arrived.

        eduardathome
        Happy New Year

        -----Original Message-----
        From: William
        Sent: Tuesday, January 01, 2013 4:28 PM
        To: existlist@yahoogroups.com
        Subject: [existlist] Imagine if

        Dick says he going to stop posting on the net. I would miss him but we have
        heard this before. I am going to take this one big step further. What if
        Dick is something extremely different than the rest of us? What if he is
        the being he and Eduard postulate, a post Homo Sapiens existance that is
        part machine and part human. This is the droid that Eduard envisions as
        taking over evolution. Merlin thinks himself different and calls it
        mysticism. He senses another mode of being and says he has been there .
        Could Dick only exist on the net and sap his life from those who are normal
        Homo sapiens but contribute to Merlins existance by continuing to
        communicate with him on the communication machines? Dick may have not
        figured out how he fits in but he has tried like hell to explain himself.
        It would be interesting to have known a member of the more advanced, next
        link. Now there is a stretch for this plebian sod scientist mind. It is as
        close as I can come to thinking outside the box.
        Happy New Year, Bill
      • Mary
        If Dick is able to communicate through the web after he passes, will he have proved the power of love and intelligence as the defining attributes of the new
        Message 3 of 4 , Jan 5, 2013
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          If Dick is able to communicate through the web after he passes, will he have proved the power of love and intelligence as the defining attributes of the new human? That doesn't seem to be his mission. He seems to be saying these forces are here already, that only here and now matter. Similar to shock therapy, he experienced the annihilation of his memory but 'returned' to remember that he forgot everything. He perceived anew and seemed to take nothing for granted except the experience and what it meant to him. Perhaps to think differently, if we so desire, requires this kind of attitude. Assume nothing; every moment is new.

          Mary

          --- In existlist@yahoogroups.com, "William" wrote:
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          > Dick says he going to stop posting on the net. I would miss him but we have heard this before. I am going to take this one big step further. What if Dick is something extremely different than the rest of us? What if he is the being he and Eduard postulate, a post Homo Sapiens existance that is part machine and part human. This is the droid that Eduard envisions as taking over evolution. Merlin thinks himself different and calls it mysticism. He senses another mode of being and says he has been there . Could Dick only exist on the net and sap his life from those who are normal Homo sapiens but contribute to Merlins existance by continuing to communicate with him on the communication machines? Dick may have not figured out how he fits in but he has tried like hell to explain himself. It would be interesting to have known a member of the more advanced, next link. Now there is a stretch for this plebian sod scientist mind. It is as close as I can come to thinking outside the box. Happy New Year, Bill
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        • William
          Message 4 of 4 , Jan 5, 2013
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            --- In existlist@yahoogroups.com, "Mary" wrote:
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            > If Dick is able to communicate through the web after he passes, will he have proved the power of love and intelligence as the defining attributes of the new human? That doesn't seem to be his mission. He seems to be saying these forces are here already, that only here and now matter. Similar to shock therapy, he experienced the annihilation of his memory but 'returned' to remember that he forgot everything. He perceived anew and seemed to take nothing for granted except the experience and what it meant to him. Perhaps to think differently, if we so desire, requires this kind of attitude. Assume nothing; every moment is new.
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            > Mary
            > Mary,How we will know if Dick passes I have no idea. He can do the ide in a cave for a few days and then become resurected with all his hard drives. His supposed conversations may or may not be completely one sided. If he answers us directly then I would suppose he is still alive. He is a great gamesman and may be running a new scheme. If he starts posting wonderful new and powerful ideas then great. We will have communicated with a great being. I will not hold my breath and go plugging along with existentialism . Bill
            > --- In existlist@yahoogroups.com, "William" wrote:
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            > > Dick says he going to stop posting on the net. I would miss him but we have heard this before. I am going to take this one big step further. What if Dick is something extremely different than the rest of us? What if he is the being he and Eduard postulate, a post Homo Sapiens existance that is part machine and part human. This is the droid that Eduard envisions as taking over evolution. Merlin thinks himself different and calls it mysticism. He senses another mode of being and says he has been there . Could Dick only exist on the net and sap his life from those who are normal Homo sapiens but contribute to Merlins existance by continuing to communicate with him on the communication machines? Dick may have not figured out how he fits in but he has tried like hell to explain himself. It would be interesting to have known a member of the more advanced, next link. Now there is a stretch for this plebian sod scientist mind. It is as close as I can come to thinking outside the box. Happy New Year, Bill
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