Re: Extropianism and Nudism

Eugene Leitl (
Sat, 10 May 1997 15:20:05 +0200 (MET DST)

On Sat, 10 May 1997, Anders Sandberg wrote:

> > [...]
> It would be interesting to explore the alternatives to clothing. Fur
> immediately comes to mind, as does skin pockets to carry around things.
> But these are relatively drastic changes, are there less dramatic changes
> that can be used to protect against the elements and maybe express ourselves?

I really look forward to the time when we have the freedom of pretty
unconstrained self engineering (however faint the chances of me/us
actually managing the temporal leap to that Eden (that's not dynamic
optimism speaking)). Converting oneself first in a free-space capable
distributed life form, subsequent evolution towards astroengineering life,
then, mayhap, even timespace engineering?

Speaking of self engineering, why does the majority find this aspect
particularly abhorrent? Why that urge to remain locked in place/stagnate
forever, while the only constant in the univeres is constant change?