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October 23, 2008

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Greg

Nice piece. The setting is great, although you imply that Seattle will be able to get its mass transit situation fixed by the year 2XXX. Which I think is questionable.

I do think the reader needs to know a bit more clarity of what the safety harness is though.

phred

Greg,

Thanks for the comments.

I freely admit I'm climbing up the softer side of science fiction. I do a kind of "here's this thing" and it does something to the characters. I deeply admire a Charles Stross who can write "here's this thing and included are the blueprints" now watch it do something to the characters.

That said, I think I'm sketching out a more organic future: the tube I write about is less light rail + and more a circulatory system within these future cities. An "inner life of the cell" scaled up ( video:http://multimedia.mcb.harvard.edu/).

The Safety Harness? You are absolutely right; I don't have a clue what it is at this point. But I do know what I want it to do. Spookytechnology (link to .pdf: http://arxiv.org/pdf/0710.2537)?

Research, research.

Again, thanks for stopping buy. You comments are appreciated.

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