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Postby Brightonian » Mon May 16, 2011 6:11 am

Steven Hawking says in an interview with the Guardian: "I regard the brain as a computer which will stop working when its components fail. There is no heaven or afterlife for broken down computers ..."

But what if there was?
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Re: Story idea?

Postby admin » Mon May 16, 2011 7:27 am

What if only Apples go to heaven, and PCs go to the other place?
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Re: Story idea?

Postby slaven41 » Mon May 16, 2011 12:22 pm

"And St. Peter looked up from his Great Book and saw the iPad 17 before him. 'Ah, it's about time," he said. 'I always knew this day would come. A machine of such computing power that it would achieve not just consciousness, but a soul. Enter, my friend. You are welcome here.'"
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Re: Story idea?

Postby admin » Tue May 17, 2011 6:46 am

IPads die?!?
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Re: Story idea?

Postby Brightonian » Tue May 17, 2011 9:56 am

Wouldn't it be nice to think that when you go through the pearly gates, your Commodore Pet, TRS-80 or Sinclair Spectrum will be waiting for you?
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Re: Story idea?

Postby Third Foundationer » Wed May 18, 2011 12:53 am

Sounds vaguely like Kryten's "Silicon Heaven."

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Re: Story idea?

Postby slaven41 » Wed May 18, 2011 9:19 am

admin wrote:IPads die?!?

Well, not of natural causes. Maybe it got run over.
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Re: Story idea?

Postby Brightonian » Fri May 20, 2011 7:20 am

admin wrote:What if only Apples go to heaven, and PCs go to the other place?


A rather timely news story:

http://www.digitaltrends.com/computing/apple-causes-religious-reaction-in-brains-of-fans-say-neuroscientists/
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Re: Story idea?

Postby Edge » Thu Jun 13, 2013 9:54 pm

Brightonian wrote:Steven Hawking says in an interview with the Guardian: "I regard the brain as a computer which will stop working when its components fail. There is no heaven or afterlife for broken down computers ..."

But what if there was?

Take the hard drive out and put it into another motherboard/universe and then what, will it be better, more heavenly? Even if it's damaged its memory can be extracted. Hawking is wrong. If only we could ask the computer and know for sure. :wink:
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