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He stared out on the nice send, feeling a kick back of ask yourself and worry move slowly up his backbone. "So this can be the mysterious puzzle of Saturn," he muttered. "This is what we've been ready for."

There was once a curious keen gentle in Captain Loomis' eyes as he seemed up. "Oh, no. no longer this."


"Not this. The ships we've obvious ahead of have been tiny, flat." His little eyes became towards the send, and again to Sabo's heavy face. "This is whatever else, whatever really different." a grin curved his lips, and he rubbed his arms jointly. "We exit for trout and are available again with a whale. This ship's from house, deep house. no longer from Saturn. This one's from the stars."

What used to be the secret of this nice send from the darkish, deep reaches of house? For -- inside of its death-filled chambers -- used to be the street of existence!

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PreCisely because the relation between signifier and signified at each of these levels is arbitrary, it can be changed with a single global command. If I am prodUCing ink marks by manipulating movable type, changing the font requires changing each line of type. By contrast, if I am prodUCing flickering signifiers on a video screen, changing the font is as easy as giving the system a single command. The longer the chain of codes, the more radical the transformations that can be effected. Acting as linguistic transducers, the coding chains impart astonishing power to even very small changes.

Although mutation disrupts pattern, it also presupposes a morphological standard against which it can be measured and understood as a mutation. Ifthere were only randomness, as with the random movements of gas molecules, it would make no sense to speak of mutation. We have seen that in electronic textuality, the possibilities for mutation within the text are enhanced and heightened by long coding chains. We can now understand mutation in more fundamental terms. Mutation is crucial because it names the bifurcation point at which the interplay between pattern and randomness causes the system to evolve in a new direction.

39 A second way to think about the organization of How We Became Posthuman is narratively. In this arrangement, the three divisions proceed not so much through chronolOgical progression as through the narrative strands about the (lost) body of information, the cyborg body, and the posthuman body. Here the literary texts playa central role, for they display the passageways that enabled stories coming out of narrowly focused scientific theories to circulate more widely through the body politic. Many of the scientists understood very well that their negotiations involved premises broader than the formal scope of their theories strictly allowed.

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