Feb 16, 2019 7:05 PM
an Isabella and a Margaret in Eclipse
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"Yup. Always need people to run the virtualities. Do tell about your moonshots."

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Maggie's lights up a bit. "I'm interested in brain-computer interfaces. Things for augmented memory, say, that could work on non-psions. But the real holy grail would be the ability to store a person's brain on a computer. You could get scaleable immortality without repeated mage de-aging that way, and backups so even if you got in a fatal accident you'd just be out a day's memory."

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"Considering the current quality of virtual existence you might have some uptake problems but I guess people could hang around waiting for upgrades."

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"Well, I'm more imagining robot bodies that interface with a non-virtual world, but yeah. Either way, better waiting around than dead."

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"Less prior art on robot bodies with decent sensoria."

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"Yeah, it'll be a lot of research on the magic side and on the engineering side wherever I end up going with it. Fortunately I like doing both."

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"Sounds great! I hope you get somewhere with it, it'd be nice if eternal life were more accessible."

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"Yeah. Of course you won't need to worry about it, precogs are super useful, you'll be able to afford de-aging for sure."

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"That is my cunning plan!"

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She giggles. "Putting it like that makes you sound like a supervillain. 'I am going to . . . prevent various disasters! Muhahaha.'"

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"Bwahahaha!" Isabella cackles.

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Maggie smiles and fidgets with the end of her braid. Isabella does an excellent cackle.

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"So, um, what classes are you taking in between working on your cunning plan?"

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"Gen ed stuff and econ and history of psionics."

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"I've got econ too, and precalculus and C++ and chemistry."

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"Oh, when's your econ?"

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"Tuesdays and Thursdays at one."

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"That's not the same as mine, oh well."

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"Too bad, it would've been nice to be in a class with someone from my hall. Maybe one of my other hallmates will overlap with me in something; I haven't met anybody else yet."

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"Most of 'em are cool. That's Myeisha over there."

Myeisha waves.

"Uh, Jackson is less cool but he doesn't bother subs," Isabella goes on.

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Maggie waves back at Myeisha. 

"That sounds troublesome, what sort of bothering does he do?"

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"He kneels at people, mostly at mealtimes."

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"At people, like, in their personal space? Awkward."

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"He doesn't usually touch us but he gets really close and if we tell him to go away... well, he does, temporarily, but, you know."

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"But he got you to tell him to do something." Disapproving headshake. "That sucks."

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