the human body; a physical human being, esp. in contrast to virtual reality or artificial intelligence
[coined by William Gibson, suggested by a (written) reference to the rock band Meat Puppets]
‘Were the Scarecrow and I alone,’ said the Tin Woodman, ‘we would travel by night as well as by day; but with a meat person in our party, we must halt at night to permit him to rest.’]
Where’s the meat puppet?
All those amazing chemical reactions going on inside your body right now to protect you aren’t going to mean a thing when this lumbering, gass-guzzling pile of metal plows into a Kansas cornfield at 600 mph with you strapped inside like the meat puppet you are.
Our friend here’s got a problem, no suitable downloadable body. We meat puppets are all too closely tied to our neuronal ultrastructure.
We like to view ourselves as ambulatory brains, plugged into meat-puppets that lug our precious grey matter from place to place.
You must remain a meat puppet for the duration of this mission.
Last modified 2021-05-15 20:46:52
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