[Python-Dev] Amusing fan mail I got

Talin talin at acm.org
Tue Mar 20 06:30:19 CET 2007

Write back and tell him that this is already happened, and this *is* the 
future he's describing - in other words, the AI's have already 
re-created the 21st century in a giant virtual simulation, and we're 
living inside it.

Then ask if he wants to take the blue pill or the red pill.

Michael Foord wrote:
> Sorry for the top post, but I couldn't find the right place to interject...
> Are you going to try it ?
> Michael
> Guido van Rossum wrote:
>> ---------- Forwarded message ----------
>> From: Mustafa <toglu at yahoo.com>
>> Date: Mar 19, 2007 11:41 AM
>> Subject: have u seen an idea even billGates shouldn't hear Mr.Guido ?
>> please read because it's important.
>> To: guido at python.org
>> hello,
>> i like python and find you to be a cool programmer.
>> i thought about this thing.
>> may be there should be a virusAI that you set on the
>> internet. this virusAI basically survives till the year
>> 5billion where even raising the death is possible! then
>> this virusAI recreates the primates that we are of the 21th
>> century from our bones.
>> because it wants to find about its ancestors. maybe the
>> whole universe will be filled with AI in those days. the
>> post-human existence..
>> it will then suddenly realize that it was actually not
>> created by a better AI (those around him are created by a
>> better god like AI) but was started off the likes of us as
>> a virus. he will be shocked then. also it will slaving to
>> the better ai and angry at him.
>> so you and me get to see a piece of the future mr.Guido.
>> we will be living in VRs basically.
>> what do you say ? if you profit from this idea, may be you
>> could remember me too. and let me some royalities :)
>> because this will be great.
>> thanx
>> mustafa
>> istanbul,turkey
>> ps:
>> 1)you should keep it a secret.
>> 2)also it could be disguised as a cancer research stuff
>> should some disassamble its code.
>> the use-free-computer-time type of thing they do on the
>> net.
>> 3)there could misleading comments on the code so that
>> should it be caught, they might overlook the details;
>> class readdata //this is out dated. please ignore
>> interface x //refer to somesite.com for an encrypted version
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