Fw: Nanorgasm

Eric Ruud (ejruud@ucdavis.edu)
Wed, 21 Apr 1999 19:27:18 -0700

-----Original Message-----
From: Eric Ruud <ejruud@ucdavis.edu>
To: extropians@extropy.com <extropians@extropy.com> Date: Wednesday, April 21, 1999 6:23 PM
Subject: Re: Nanorgasm

>-----Original Message-----
>From: Lee Daniel Crocker <lcrocker@mercury.colossus.net>
>To: extropians@extropy.com <extropians@extropy.com>
>Date: Wednesday, April 21, 1999 4:30 PM
>Subject: Re: Nanorgasm
>>We, as a culture, have hardly begun to explore the sexual
>>possibilities of even conventional technologies. This is
>>an area ripe for research. Other than a few chemicals and
>>a few electrical gadgets and a few operations, there's
>>really not been much progress in the area in decades.
>It seems to me that after a certain amount of time, sexual pleasure will be
>obsolete, due to greater advances in neural science. Not only is it not
>productive ( wow... what an incredible unintentional pun) in our current
>society, it can and will be superceded by greater methods of pleasure. Even
>today, for a lot of heroin users sex pales in comparison to the purely
>chemical high. Who knows what's coming next?
>I'm reminded of the role-playing game Vampire: The Masquerade (I noticed
>some roll-playing buffs on this list) where the immortal (see a parallel,
>anyone?) vampires have replaced the lust for sex with the far more powerful
>lust for human blood, which is the sustenance of the species.
>Might we be doing ourselves a favor to somehow link physical pleasure with
>that by which will sustain ourselves in the future?