THE STORY BEHIND THE NAME
The TRAX TV series which was produced by Warner Bros. between 1993 and 1994, portrayed Elizabeth Alexander as SELMA. SELMA is an acronym (Specified Encapsulated Limitless Memory Archive). In this series, SELMA was an advanced computer AI disguised as Darien Lambert’s credit card. It knew everything about the past, the present, and the future.
SELMA communicated with Lambert via audio and a holographic interface which depicted the picture of Darien’s mother. SELMA was capable of doing many mind blowing stuff for Darien Lambert because of his Limitless storage of information.
I loved watching the TRAX series because the technologies used in the movies resonated with my thinking and imagination.
Some, of my friends, started calling me SELMA DER BEN. When I asked them the reason for me SelmaderBen, one of them said, “You hardly forget”! Another one said, “He synthesizes ideas like SELMA. So, the name SELMADERBEN remained. The name SELMADERBEN from German to English literally means “Ben the SELMA”.