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Comment author: Vizikahn2 06 February 2009 02:41:07PM 5 points [-]

What I actually got from this story is that we shouldn't be selfish as a species. If the good of all species requires that we sacrifice our core humanity, then we should become non-human and be superhappy about it.

Comment author: Vizikahn2 15 January 2009 01:54:50PM 0 points [-]

When I watch a movie that I really like (and have already seen dozen times), I usually create some kind of imaginary persona that haven't seen the movie before and kind of pretend that everything surprises me. It works.

In response to Building Weirdtopia
Comment author: Vizikahn2 13 January 2009 11:18:39AM 1 point [-]
In response to Serious Stories
Comment author: Vizikahn2 09 January 2009 12:02:46PM 2 points [-]

Beyonder here. The "unbearable pain of broken hearts" sounds like an interesting experience. I'll take one of those, and one "defeated in a fist fight". The "Romeo and Juliet just seems less and less relevant" sounds interesting too, but I'll try that later.

Comment author: Vizikahn2 07 January 2009 01:18:05PM 0 points [-]

Eliezer: "Thus fails the Utopia of playing lots of really cool video games forever... the hell of a life of disconnected episodes"

Better to reign in hell, no?

In response to Complex Novelty
Comment author: Vizikahn2 20 December 2008 07:25:06PM 2 points [-]

Kitty Pryde: "Science, magic, politics... is there anything you can't do?" Doctor Doom: "Knit. I find it repetitive."

In response to High Challenge
Comment author: Vizikahn2 19 December 2008 08:44:15AM 4 points [-]

How about making games that serve a purpose in the real world? Imagine a virtual world that generates and distributes quests and puzzles based on what kind of (robotic) work is needed in the real world. I guess this would go under "removing low-quality work to make way for high-quality work".

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Game_with_a_purpose http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Human-based_computation

In response to Lawful Creativity
Comment author: Vizikahn2 09 November 2008 08:07:22PM 0 points [-]

Not meant as a critique of your piece of conceptual art, but usually all blank paintings have some kind of story behind them.

Robert Rauschenberg: Erased de Kooning Drawing (1953) http://www.tate.org.uk/tateetc/issue8/erasuregenteel.htm

You might also get a kick out of The Clockworks Project: http://www.museumofconceptualart.com/clockworks/clockworks.html

Comment author: Vizikahn2 19 October 2008 08:45:22AM 0 points [-]

When I saw The Dark Knight, I was left thinking how long it's going take before some truth-seeking cop realizes that Batman didn't kill those people and Gordon is part of the conspiracy. Acceptable risk, Batman?

In response to Awww, a Zebra
Comment author: Vizikahn2 01 October 2008 08:22:37AM 4 points [-]

Alas for those who turn their eyes from ladies and google themselves.

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