(urth) Take The red pill

Lee Berman severiansola at hotmail.com
Wed Sep 1 12:27:31 PDT 2010

David Stockhoff's question about why Typhon didn't just upload himself into 
Piaton's brain put a funny thought into my head.
James Wynn's question:
>Suddenly, it's as though Remora and Xiphias vanished into smoke. Anyone have a 
>theory about what happened here?

added enough fuel to the fire to get me to put the thought into writing. It is 
such an obvious idea, post-Matrix era. I have to guess someone has thought of it
before though I haven't seen it.
Is it possible that it isn't just the gods who are uploaded to Mainframe on the 
Whorl? Could all the dirt and rock and air and cities and wars of the Whorl be
electronic illusions for its electronic inhabitants? It would allow people to 
disappear easily (like Matrix agents). If the humans in question didn't really 
have brains made of proteins, fats and electrolytes but were, instead, computer 
programs it would explain why electronic gods can possess human beings so 
effortlessly (like Matrix agents). It would explain how humans in The Whorl can
suddenly gain new powers and abilities (like Neo in The Matrix).  
The story was written well before The Matrix came out so it wouldn't have been a
hackneyed idea at the time.  We see human personality downloaded into electronic
beings of the prosimian Ayuntamiento family. That could be a clue to what is really 
going on in the entire Whorl.
Is it possible that going down to Blue is something like taking the red pill in
The Matrix- one's psyche and consciousness gets put into a fleshly human body again.
Not sure how that fits into returning to The Whorl. Well, my familiarity with Long/
Short Sun isn't so great, so I'd be interested in the opinions of others. 		 	   		  

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