One word: Wireheading.
Eric Ruud wrote:
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Lee Daniel Crocker <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> To: email@example.com <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> 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 society, it can and will be superceded by greater methods of pleasure.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?
-- Doug Jones, Rocket Plumber Rotary Rocket Company