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June 07, 2012, 05:00:28 AM
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I wonder what he would have thought about Bitcoin? He would have liked the idea of Brain Wallets.

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June 07, 2012, 05:04:26 AM
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Yeah, brain wallets would have been perfect for the native Martians in The Martian Chronicles.

RIP Ray Bradbury.

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June 07, 2012, 05:07:07 AM
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I wonder what he would have thought about Bitcoin? He would have liked the idea of Brain Wallets.

Ray Bradbury, along with Isaac Asimov and Martin Gardner, were my favorite reads when I was a kid. Now they're all gone.



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June 07, 2012, 05:26:02 AM
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May he rest in peace. He lived a very productive life.

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June 07, 2012, 07:21:48 AM
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http://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/style/dreams-of-ray-bradbury-ten-predictions-that-came-true/2012/06/06/gJQAqbs9IV_story.html

Predicted ATMs and, interestingly, popularized the phrase "butterfly effect."  Very apropos.  I would be surprised if he were not aware of Bitcoin.

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June 10, 2012, 03:49:08 AM
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http://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/style/dreams-of-ray-bradbury-ten-predictions-that-came-true/2012/06/06/gJQAqbs9IV_story.html

Predicted ATMs and, interestingly, popularized the phrase "butterfly effect."  Very apropos.  I would be surprised if he were not aware of Bitcoin.

Well, I wouldn't be so sure.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-18345350
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For years, Bradbury tried to prevent the publication of Fahrenheit 451 as an e-book. He told the New York times that electronic books "smell like burned fuel" and called the internet "a big distraction".

"It's meaningless; it's not real. It's in the air somewhere," he said.

In any case, Bradbury was for me, as for Bruno, one of my all-time favorite science fiction authors.

He wrote fiction that not only engaged you but forced you to question cultural protocols, the future, and at times the foundations of society itself.

RIP.

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