Sunday, December 20, 2009

A CG World

"One grows used to anything, he thought, even to one’s death. You could probably chop off a man’s head three times a day for twenty years and he’d grow used to it, and cry like a baby if you stopped." —Robert Sheckley, Immortality, Inc. (1958)

"Death is merely a matter of definition. Once the definition was very simple: you were dead when you stopped moving for a long time. But now the scientists have examined this antiquated notion more carefully, and have done considerable research on the entire subject. They have found out that you can be dead in all important respects, but still go on walking and talking."
—Robert Sheckley, Journey beyond Tomorrow (1962)

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