The Prestige is an excellent movie.  It forced me to seriously consider the
questions of identity, personhood and consciousness that it raised and
ultimately it set me on the trajectory of joining this list.  I would
explain more fully the relevance I see of this movie to the everything list,
but I don't want to spoil it for anyone who hasn't seen it.

Regards,

Jason

On Wed, Apr 16, 2008 at 8:13 AM, nichomachus <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
wrote:

>
> The Prestige, with Christian Bale, Hugh Jackman, Michael Caine, Andy
> Serkis.... and David Bowie as Nikola Tesla... I also highly recommend
> this very entertaining movie that I saw last week.
>
> Unfortunately, Bruno, I don't see the connection between this film and
> the computationalist hypothesis.
> -steve
>
> On Apr 16, 5:06 am, Bruno Marchal <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
> > I recommend the movie "The prestige". (2006 movie by Christopher Nolan
> > based on a novel by Christopher Priest).
> >
> > Simulacron three (the book by Galouye, or "the thirteen floor" movie)
> > is the best introduction to our general topic (imo), especially through
> > comp and simulated reality. Matrix and many similar movies or novels
> > (Blade Runner for example) can be seen in that spirit too.
> >
> > But "The prestige" got the point, (without hiding the cruelty, and
> > using "magic" to make communicable the non communicable). "The
> > prestige" can be seen as a conclusion!  I can hardly add anything. To
> > see twice!
> >
> > Bruno
> >
> > http://iridia.ulb.ac.be/~marchal/ <http://iridia.ulb.ac.be/%7Emarchal/>
> >
>

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