Nice. Kind of a higher quality version of Arcade Attack
Oh, man. What happened to all the people on the subway? Those poor commuters. I thought I was done having Tetris nightmares in high school.
If this is a hiatus, I don’t want to be right.
Global assimilation into a single voxel? Cue instrumentality nightmares.
See, this is why you don’t just throw your TV in the garbage. You take it to a place that can recycle electronics, or the pixels are angered and destroy the world.
CJW – You seem to have a different use for the word “instrumentality” than I’m used to. Are you referring to Neon Genesis Evangelion’s “Human Instrumentality Project”? If so, I’d recommend picking up some Cordwainer Smith, as I believe it’s in direct reference to his “Instrumentality of Mankind”, a key portion of many of his stories. If that’s the reference, it gives the term a rather different spin then you’d pick up from NGE itself.
In Soviet Russia, hiatus eats you.
Ah. My geek literacy has officially outstripped my book literacy, and I am duly chastened. Yes, I was thinking of Eva. While I go find something by Smith to address this, can someone provide me with a better term for global assimilation than “Instrumentality”?
Mmmm… given the context of the video, I think “grey goo” or “Ice-9” would be appropriate references to make.
(And.. while I highly recommend reading Cordwainer Smith, I’ll pass along his meaning, and I believe Eva’s meaning too, just to save you that headache since I believe it’s only fully spelled out once. “Instrumentality of Mankind”, for Smith, referred to those who committed themselves to the service of the larger needs of the species, the “tools” of humanity. Instrument = tool, see? Of course, the form this takes in his stories is highly interesting, and goes through several phases and missteps. In one phase they cure almost all suffering, then later realize that humanity /needs/ that extra push, etc. It’s good reading.)
And the moral of this story is “please dispose of your electrical goods properly”.
… What Burke said. D’oh.
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