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    I had no idea that the instrumentality project in Eva was based on the writings of sci-fi author Cordwainer Smith. Is this ever mentioned by fans of NGE?
    His stuff is also loosely referenced in Serial Experiments Lain...
    "The only ship I've sailed is a partnership"--HMS Pinafore
    "He who made kittens put snakes in the grass"--Jethro Tull
    "Bathed in the light of a video screen, my own face I've never seen"--TerrorVision
    "I'm young enough to look at, but far too old to see"--BOC
    "I will not cease from mental fight, nor shall my sword sleep in my hand"--Jerusalem

  • #2
    It's really just the title, "The Instrumentality of Mankind" that they took from Smith, the actual concept of instrumentality was taken from Space Runaway Ideon, and you could argue, Arthur C. Clarke's book "Childhood's End".
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    • #3
      Except that Childhood's End was way more more entertaining than NGE ever was (or will be).
      "The world can be a scary place."