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Raves are what a technoshaman would organize to entertain his tribe of people who currently have too many boundaries for more novel functions. Most musicians at the events do not appear to be technoshamans but some of the organizers often are, often wayyy behind the scenes.[verification needed] The BPM of the music tends to match the heart rate of a dancing person. This seems to facilitate an easier flow of emotions, greater appreciation of the moment (hedonism) and ultimately is a great way to shift the brainwaves. Where as a technoshaman alters his own mind states at will, an artist on the stage uses lighting and music to influence the audience's state.[verification needed]

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18 Responses:

  1. pavel_lishin says:

    The Wikipedia talk page is just as amusing:

    goooooooooooood artikeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeel shouldn't that be technoshaman, not technoshamanist?

  2. Ian Young says:

    This article makes me realize that I'm nostalgic for the future that was Neuromancer, not just the Big Science future that was Ringworld.

    I wonder when all hope will be extinguished entirely.

    • ardgedee says:

      I remember an interview with Gibson at the time where he said that he wasn't dystopian because he was writing about a future in which nuclear war didn't happen. You might not be old enough to understand how optimistic that seemed in the early 80s.

      • hattifattener says:

        I got a fair bit into Transmetropolitan before realizing that it, too, was a largely optimistic, upbeat vision of a future.

      • Ian Young says:

        How did you know that I'm a dog, using the Internet?

        Neuromancer is dystopian compared to (as I said) the Big Science sf of your Heinleins and your Nivens. Sure, it didn't have an auto-cleaning house scrubbing the blast shadows off of its walls, but it was still a world of overpopulation and struggle for resources. It was set in a world where early-80s drug culture Manhattan could coexist with early-00's consumer culture Manhattan in the same mindspace. Which was why it was fiction.

  3. DaveL says:

    Actually The Diamond Age was pretty much into technoshamanism. Another gone future, although I notice the right has picked up "Vickies" and "Thetes" from it here and there.

    • pavel_lishin says:

      I have a feeling that a Vicky FOQNE could get a couple of thousand converts with nothing more than a "JOIN STEAMPUNK CITY TODAY!" billboard.

      • Leolo says:

        Steampunk is an esthetic movement, but Vickies is an ethical movement.

        • James says:

          What about steampunk interstellar arks? There is an ethical motivation for designing those.

  4. James says:

    No idea if robots are on or off topic, but the fact is that robots edit.

    Open Robotics University: [World's] First Tuition Free Engineering Degree (BS, MS, Ph.D.) Awarding University.

    On a related note, I think I found the solution for your webcam streaming remote platform:

    • Ben says:

      Why doesn't it have a casing to look like a Replicator? No respect for creepy six legged robot heritage.

      • James says:

        I thought that was the creepy version. But I wonder how it would handle a podium-mounted camera (relative to the diskbots such as roomba and the irobot series.) However, I am convinced that it can do it smoothly and in compatibility with humans because of the non-creepy version:

        • Ben says:

          It is creepy, especially the fast runs, but still not quite up there with a flock of robots that will melt your ship and/or face with acid.

  5. Nick says:

    This article has been flagged for lack of "family guy" reference