Feb 22, 2020 1:30 PM
Atennesi Cohen in Kith
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"Ah. Yeah, that sounds more annoying when it's not going to be imminently possible to just fly everywhere."

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"Yeah, in practice I doubt it'll bother me."

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"But no point in not specifying it. Some people like to move around on their own recreationally. May I see your notes?" she asks Atennesi. 

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"The notes I have are not comprehensive on the subject, being more intended as personal memory aids, but they might as well serve as a starting point until the relevant information is collected in a language you understand." 

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"That works. Do we want to get other people in on this who're likely to have useful input--like, I do my best, but I'm not the peoplest people person I know and insight into what kinds of people there are sounds useful here--should we get my dad in here just for genetic stuff, it's mostly not important with magic but--"

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"I do keep up with his research. Every minor improvement he's come up with I included in Belamaveth's creation." 

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"Okay, good, congrats." 

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"I'm very up to date."

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"It's very cool. --Hmm. I wonder if you could get de facto collaboration on a person-composition using telepathy." 

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"Hmmmaybe? It's never been tried, obviously, and if it screws something up there you have a person who's screwed up."

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"Eeehyeah there's that...it could probably be done safely or at least safelyish but probably it doesn't open up such broad horizons of possibility that it's worth the risk so nevermind. There are probably ways to design most experiments so they fail gracefully if they fail, but they'll take more than five minutes of brainstorming...there are clearly classes of thing that can be referred to, like you can give someone a language just by knowing it exists--I wonder if information you are at that moment magically handling could be worked in as a reference class in some useful way..."

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"Oh, maybe, and that probably just doesn't incorporate if it doesn't incorporate rather than having some unexpected problem."

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