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The Ramblings of a Damaged Mind
Sometimes I feel like an anachronism. Like I'm living outside of the time I'm meant to live in. Everything I dream about and wish for seems to be from just far enough in the future that I'll never see it. I get sucked into sci-fi and such readily, especially near future. When I watch shows like Stand Alone Complex, afterward I sometimes feel depressed - because that's the kind of world my mind lives in, and I feel frustrated knowing it doesn't exist and probably won't before I die. I think it ties into the feeling I have regularly, that I wish I didn't have a meat body. I regularly feel like it is a hindrance - if I didn't need to sleep, if I didn't have to worry about weight, blood pressure, etc, - I could do so much more. In SAC I love the concept of full replacement bodies and neural interfaces. I'd be first in line.

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aberranteyes From: aberranteyes Date: February 6th, 2005 04:05 pm (UTC) (Direct Link)
I know how that works, believe me. My parents are active in the SCA, but like archangelbeth's husband, I'm anachronistic in the wrong direction for the Society most of the time. (Lord Scotti and Lady Aine, to use my parents' Society names, tell their friends that their son "prefers to play in the twenty-fourth-and-a-half century", which is about right.)
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aberranteyes From: aberranteyes Date: February 6th, 2005 08:40 pm (UTC) (Direct Link)
Jeez, small world!
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aberranteyes From: aberranteyes Date: February 6th, 2005 08:42 pm (UTC) (Direct Link)
I can see that. I'd trust the Minds in general, though I don't know if I could adapt to being an indoor human (in the sense of "indoor cat").
spiderourhero From: spiderourhero Date: February 6th, 2005 05:35 pm (UTC) (Direct Link)
You remind me of my brother. He's dreamed all his life of building androids and sending them to colonize desert planets in the outer reaches of the galaxy. He now works in the aerospace industry and realizes he'll be lucky to just get a tiny piece of a program he wrote on a crummy rover heading to Mars. It depresses him more than he admits to me, I'm sure.

Me? I'm actually pretty happy with the world I live in. Sure, I'd like to make a little more green so I can eat out more often. And I'd like to have a little more time for reading and drawing and stuff. Otherwise, however, I'm quite content.

This complacency bothers me sometimes. I don't think I'm as smart as my brother. And I'm certainly not as driven. I think there are drawbacks to being content. Seriously.
jarodrussell From: jarodrussell Date: February 6th, 2005 08:05 pm (UTC) (Direct Link)
In SAC I love the concept of full replacement bodies and neural interfaces. I'd be first in line.

Amen -- although, given the option, I'd rather be given the body of a Tachikoma. Human bodies may be a engineering marvel, but an upgrade would be nice.
danielzachery From: danielzachery Date: February 7th, 2005 06:51 am (UTC) (Direct Link)
You are not alone.

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zonereyrie From: zonereyrie Date: February 8th, 2005 12:06 am (UTC) (Direct Link)