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Friday, March 21, 2008


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This reminds me a lot of Snow Crash, this short snippet in particular, its about hair as opposed to clothes but the core idea is the same:

"...Sushi K is here tonight."
"Oh, yeah. The hairdo the size of a galaxy."
"You can see the rays from here," Da5id says, waving toward the next
quadrant, "but I want to see the whole getup."
It does look as though the sun is rising somewhere in the middle of the
Rock Star Quadrant. Above the heads of the milling avatars, Hiro can see a
fan of orange beams radiating outward from some point in the middle of the
crowd. It keeps moving, turning around, shaking from side to side, and the
whole universe seems to move with it. On the Street, the full radiance of
Sushi K's Rising Sun hairdo is suppressed by the height and width
regulations. But Da5id allows free expression inside The Black Sun, so the
orange rays extend all the way to the property lines.

I know as time goes on and the metaverse grows to reach a wider and wider audience the percentage of users versed in it's history and it's literature will shrink but I still think it's amazing how so much of what goes on now can be traced back to the early roots. Hmm, nonsensical rants can be fun.

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