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Comment by vizikahn2 on Epilogue: Atonement (8/8) · 2009-02-06T14:41:07.000Z · score: 5 (5 votes) · LW · GW

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 by vizikahn2 on Justified Expectation of Pleasant Surprises · 2009-01-15T13:54:50.000Z · score: 0 (0 votes) · LW · GW

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.

Comment by vizikahn2 on Building Weirdtopia · 2009-01-13T11:18:39.000Z · score: 1 (1 votes) · LW · GW

Sexual Weirdtopia: If All Men Were Brothers, Would You Let One Marry Your Sister? by Theodore Sturgeon

Comment by vizikahn2 on Serious Stories · 2009-01-09T12:02:46.000Z · score: 2 (2 votes) · LW · GW

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 by vizikahn2 on Emotional Involvement · 2009-01-07T13:18:05.000Z · score: 0 (0 votes) · LW · GW

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?

Comment by vizikahn2 on Complex Novelty · 2008-12-20T19:25:06.000Z · score: 2 (2 votes) · LW · GW

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

Comment by vizikahn2 on High Challenge · 2008-12-19T08:44:15.000Z · score: 4 (4 votes) · LW · GW

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

Comment by vizikahn2 on Lawful Creativity · 2008-11-09T20:07:22.000Z · score: 0 (0 votes) · LW · GW

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 by vizikahn2 on Protected From Myself · 2008-10-19T08:45:22.000Z · score: 0 (0 votes) · LW · GW

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?

Comment by vizikahn2 on Awww, a Zebra · 2008-10-01T08:22:37.000Z · score: 4 (4 votes) · LW · GW

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