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January 26, 2013 7:58 PM Subscribe
posted by Charlemagne In Sweatpants (66 comments total)
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"Who is Adaptive Systems and where did he come from? How did he have an encyclopedic knowledge of everything from molecular biology to European intellectual history? Is it possible he was a famous author or an artificial intelligence? What is he doing now? Is he writing a book?
These are the types of questions that people ask about adaptive systems. His writing on the Something Awful forums between 2001-2004 elevated him to a mythological status. He is especially known for a 10,000 word post titled Fantasy Island, which is a bizarre, comical, and profound story of a young scientist’s attempt to birth a new race of human beings from cloned cells. Since he dropped off the internet in 2004, he has been surrounded by mystery. For years, posters admired his creative and intellectual talent, but for all the speculation about the author, there have been few, if any, answers to the questions above."
Adaptive Systems posts have been compiled into 109 pages of Pynchonesque genius. Enjoy.
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