Re: Post-sexual?

Natasha Vita More (
Sun, 13 Sep 1998 08:32:49 -0500

At 05:26 PM 9/7/98 -0700, Anders wrote re dream-state sex:

>>The visuals were interesting, luminious
>> clouds of code linked by complex webs of function calls and message
>> passing floating over a plain of hardware.

Hal Finney gives a spin:

> It would seem logical to rewire the brain's
>reward system so that it got pleasure directly from solving problems.
>The sexual drive would be sublimated into problem solving.

A relay switch to redirect the high voltage of sexual stimulation with feelings of overcoming or surmounting all odds redirected from the arousal output to problem solving input could activate learning, mental stimulation, energy or relaxation. What would happen to the learning curve if learning caused the same excitement as sexual orgasm? If every time we need to learn a new task, we experience a rush of physical ecstasy? How about maintaining the afterglow effect for days at a time when you really need to drop out of the rat race. Or, use that first moment's arousal to aid curiosity and creativity.

"Creativity is intelligence with an erection." Victor Hugo

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