November 27, 2004

I'm I-Robot

I'm not joking.

This is what I came out as in the book quiz.

You're I, Robot!

by Isaac Asimov

While you have established a code of conduct for many generations to
follow, your demeanor is rather cold and calculating. Brought up to serve humans, you
have promised never to harm them, to follow orders, and to protect yourself. Living up
to this code has proved challenging and sometimes even drives you mad. If you were a
type of paper, you would be pulp.

Take the Book Quiz
at the Blue Pyramid.

Posted by mark at November 27, 2004 07:48 PM | TrackBack

Hrrmm..I came out as 'Siddhartha' by Hermann Hesse. Never read it and the comment "You simply don't know what to believe, but you're willing to try anything once" is partly true, although I've actually tried very little. "This makes you an individualist of the highest order, but also really lonely." Wow. To be honest, I found the questions a bit hard to answer and some of my responses were a bit ,er, random. Yours, nonplussed...

Posted by: Nick Gutterbreakz at November 27, 2004 10:42 PM

I got Ulysses by James Joyce....Im not sure what this means

Posted by: Baal at November 28, 2004 09:06 PM

I am Prufrock by T.S.Eliot. Quite accurate, actually.

Baal and I are the cornerstones of modernism.

Posted by: oliver c at November 28, 2004 09:41 PM

it's called a sign and you're supposed to heed it sweetheart.

theres a big cosmic realisation trying to break through your armour-plated head...

don't go into defensive mode.

Posted by: luke davis at November 30, 2004 11:45 AM

Luke, yes, I choose to read it as a sign, as an encouraging vindication of my current k-tactix. Breakout from Human OS has been achieved! It's Human Security which is by its very nature defensive (its default strategy when faced with break-outs is to force them into equivalence with breakdowns: 'you need help', come back to the cosy hearth of familiar sentimental neurosis, you shouldn't be out there!'

Yes, we neuorobots are pyschotics who lack 'ordinary' human emotional response, who find Human OS unlivable.

We want Out.

And outside is coming in.

Posted by: at November 30, 2004 02:33 PM

That last msg was typed by the body sometimes called 'Mark k-punk'.


Posted by: mark k-p at November 30, 2004 02:35 PM

ok, engagement, good.
as you know full well i approve of going 'out there', i encourage it, but its a question of control.
when you lose control its time to come back and regroup.

its a drug, and like drugs you take it, you enjoy it, you come back, you do it again. you don't try to stay drugged up the whole time, and you don't mistake drugged reality for the only reality. nor do you mistake it for an illusion/delusion.

Posted by: at November 30, 2004 04:46 PM