Re: [nanotech] Sci-fi Writers
- In a message dated 11/30/2000 9:58:56 PM Pacific Standard Time,
<< Mike, that's great! At least you got published, I'm still working on my
draft of the first novel. :-) What games did you have your hands in? >>
Actually, it was me (Donald Saxman) who wrote the games. My first one was
"Superhero 2044" which was the first comic book role playing game. This was
nearly 25 years ago. Then I did "Nuclear Survivors" and "Planet Polymath."
I also did a parody game called "Slasher Flick." My videotext online game
was "Strange World."
Superhero 2044 used cryonics and nano-medicone and "radio wisker" material a
lot (remember that stuff?) Planet polymath used terraforming micro-machines.
Strange World (which was online 10-12 years ago, back when I was writing and
editing "Nanotechnology & Microengineering Progress" newsletter used
nanotechnology as one of its basic premises. It also featured a
"non-player-character" called the "Nanotinker" who sold nanotechnology-based
equipment to the players.
This was a technology versus magic versus time traveler game, and a
"nanocannon" (that show a stream of dis-assemblers) was the only
technology-based weapon that could kill certain kinds of magical beings like
werewolves. They were made of "pseudo-flesh," was was the magical equivalent
of nano-enhancement. Instead of tiny micromachines, werewolves were
"infected" with millions of very very tiny semi-intelligent monsters.
- Mark Gubrud wrote:
>Andrew Martin said that it doesn't belong on "nanotech", and my judgement
> Eliezer S. Yudkowsky wrote:
> > Okay, end of thread.
> In your wet electric dreams, robot boy.
is that he's right, unless Gina Miller steps in and says otherwise. If
you want to take this further, we can do it in private, or, if you must
have a public forum, on the Extropian mailing list. I don't know why
you're doing this, but it is not the business of the nanotechnology
discussion list. End of thread.
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Eliezer S. Yudkowsky http://singinst.org/
Research Fellow, Singularity Institute for Artificial Intelligence