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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - A hook that is imagined to be suspended from the sky; Helicopter carrying a reel of steel cable that can be used to lift and transport heavy objects.

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  • When Dennett first introduces the term skyhook in this analogy he gives us the dictionary definition
  • The meaning of the term skyhook definitely evolved in its new context, as in the frog example that Dennett gave.
  • Its just about eaten through the base of the tether, so luna this skyhook is about to become a spaceship until it eats that too …
  • Also, it uses skyhook, which is fairly accurate as far as finding your location for more
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