Back to the main page

Mailing List Logs for ShadowRN

Message no. 1
From: Hobbes Patrol Headquarters <TYGER@****.WINONA.MSUS.EDU>
Subject: Building the Smarter Beast?
Date: Sun, 7 Nov 1993 22:21:02 -0500
Hmm... should I repost Shadowfurry again? :)

I like the idea, they did something like this in 'punk 2020 with robohounds.
They can also make the cyberhound 'intelligent'. This got me thinking...

Scene : Monorail station. A man, wearing sunglasses, has a german shepard in
a harness for blind people. A kid steps behind the man, and tries to pick his

The dog swings his head up, and says "I wouldn't do that. He's a black belt in
karate!" The kid feels a need to change his pants and runs.

The old man looks down to the dog. "How did you know?"

"You took me to class, remember?"

And on and on...


"It's not like talking with people. With people, anything can be said and
nothing matters. Words and words and words. You go to a party... people
sit around and say things. Anything. Just to talk. Put forth views and
debate them. Sometimes you get a new idea. Sometimes something changes"
From "Virtual Realities"

Further Reading

If you enjoyed reading about Building the Smarter Beast?, you may also be interested in:


These messages were posted a long time ago on a mailing list far, far away. The copyright to their contents probably lies with the original authors of the individual messages, but since they were published in an electronic forum that anyone could subscribe to, and the logs were available to subscribers and most likely non-subscribers as well, it's felt that re-publishing them here is a kind of public service.