Re: We're stuck with each other

From: animated silicon love doll (
Date: Wed Jan 23 2002 - 21:18:49 MST

2002.01.23 17:28:40, "Randy Smith" <> wrote:

<snip ip law stuff>

thanks! i'll look into that.

>I'm curious: you appear to be a young female (or so I surmise from your
>name, email addy and sig). The number of young females who become
>interested in cryonics "on their own" is quite small. Can you tell me
>something about yourself and why cryonics/immortalism interests you?

sure. i'm always amused by the ambiguousness of the name cheshire. like i said in my
intro, i'm genderqueer, and what i consider my gender changes quite often. i'm biologically
male (not much harm in saying that, since any passing i do goes away as soon as i open
my mouth), and i always read cheshire as male, too. (not unlike my gender, it isn't the
name i was given when i was born.) but it was my name for so long, that when i first
decided that i was not-a-boy, i kept using it, and people often read me as being female,
so i kept using it when i decided i was a girl, and then since it worked fine for either,
when i decided i wasn't a boy or a girl, i kept using it.
let's see....... i first found out about transhumanism in general a year and a half ago, or so.
it's funny, because up to this point i had been quite the misanthrope, and i fully supported
the church of euthanasia. so something must have really clicked for me to completely turn
around like that. i honestly can't think of any one single thing that attracted me... i'm sure
the amount of sci-fi i read (quite a lot) when i was little has a lot to do with it (my dad
raised me on x-men and larry niven).
anyway, i just like the idea of living forever/quite a long time. there's a lot that i'd like to
do, and i doubt i can do it all in a measly 80 more years or so.
i can say with certainty that a lot of interest in biotech comes from my asthma and gender
dysphoria. while i wouldn't get srs now, even if i could have fully functional reproductive
organs, there was a time when i would've killed to be able to. now my goal is to be able to
reconfigure my body at will :) and i'd just like my asthma gone, period.

cheshire morgan. we all create life, some of us with wombs,
                        some with smiles, some with patient hands.
                        we are all gods, if we choose to be.

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