Re: Gender Importance

Anders Sandberg (
23 Apr 1999 11:21:17 +0200

Spike Jones <> writes:

> What would really be cool is if we could change genders *temporarily* and
> easily. Would not we all become more insightful beings? We could
> create enough marital harmony that marriage half lives would exceed a
> century, if only, at the impasse of any argument, the couple could both
> temporarily switch gender. I would not wish to *stay* the opposite
> sex, but there is little I would not give to be able to walk a kilometer
> in their mocassins. spike

Although, as in Greg Egan's excellent story _Closer_ (, this might actually not help. Sometimes insight actually doesn't help the marriage.

Anders Sandberg                                      Towards Ascension!                  
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