Lots of goodies for those who ooh and ah over such people and things as Eric Drexler/R.A.Wilson /Cyberpunk/Memes/Madness. The lead article in issue number three relates author Walter Scott's experience in a mental ward after making a "sort of" attempt to commit suicide. His insights into the mental health treatment industry are astute and fascinating. Also in the third issue, editor Ronald Hale-Evans writes about the involuntary tendency for humans to form cliques, L-5 meister H. Keith Henson gives a riff on memes, and Jeremy Wolff debriefs us on his trip into cyberspace. Cool art provided by Jay O'Connell.
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Here is the TEXT POPUP for Singularity:
infotopia: a possible computer-generated reality which provides (through personality uploading) immortality of consciousness, and infinite user-defined realities (such as Gibson's "cyberspace" and "aleph").
pessimal: maximally bad (opposite of "optimal").
- Postique Capta, Glenn Grant
...my brain at that time was something like a coiled spring, packed with poisonous visions.
Reality is an emulsion...thin and fragile to the extreme. Acid gradually eats away at this emulsion, leaving scratches, and holes through which is glimpsed a light, but be careful, it burns; the trick is not to be blinded...