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"One could imagine a very ascetic sort of life ... where the body is ignored. This is something I've played with in my books, where people hate to be reminded sometimes that they have bodies, they find it very slow and tedious."
- William Gibson

Vai-Chi  
  Tai-Chi movements translated into the virtual world  

The light in the Berkley dojo was an even off-white.

The students were finishing off their vai-chi exercises, their movements graceful and fluid despite the encumbrance of their goggles and the V-bands on their arms. Master Yang monitored each student individually.

...In virtual time, it was approaching the year of the tiger. They were in Shanghai in the year 1932, in the last years of the legendary Tai-Chi Master Yang Cheng-fu's life. No greater teacher ever lived.

From Rim, by Alexander Besher.
Published by HarperPaperbacks in 1994
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