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asciilifeform: !#s stand on zanzibar
asciilifeform: !#s zanzibar from:asciilifeform
asciilifeform: ( in mega-b00k re 'evil fyoootoor' , 'stand on zanzibar', this process becomes a proper service, for which they charge, and you can get not only firing squad but whatever you like, burning at the stake, guillotine, etc. ) ☟︎
asciilifeform: anybody here ever read brunner's 'stand on zanzibar' ?
asciilifeform: mircea_popescu: this was taken to hilarious heights in j. brunner's 'stand on zanzibar', where virtually the entire fuckable female population of planet earth lives that way
asciilifeform: which is the one in 'stand on zanzibar' and of the 'mouse city' overpopulation experiment
asciilifeform: or the novel 'stand on zanzibar';
asciilifeform: mircea_popescu: frost mage, at your fingertips. all you need is a compressor << notably, as depicted in the liquid helium scene in 'stand on zanzibar'
asciilifeform: the way i see it, the meme of small-arms 'postal' is kept going, with maximal help from the many-tentacled beast, to keep miscreants from going full bore 'stand on zanzibar' and using actually effective weapons (their brains, primarily)
asciilifeform: in hilarious novel 'stand on zanzibar', there was a service that would, for a fee, execute the client in any one of a variety of 'historic' methods
asciilifeform: http://www.pdfarchive.info/pdf/B/Br/Brunner_John_-_Stand_on_Zanzibar.pdf ☟︎
asciilifeform: at some point, we'll get the situation described in 1968 book 'stand on zanzibar' (j. brunner) where 'muckers' (amock) become a daily event, and people simply get used to it, in just the same way people accept traffic deaths as a 'cost of doing business.'
asciilifeform: my favourite fictional scenario of 'official suicide' is in brunner's 'stand on zanzibar'