Re: BUSINESS: Transhuman Posters

Natasha V. More (
Sat, 8 Mar 1997 19:56:15 -0700 (MST)

At 06:09 PM 3/8/97 -0400, Johnny Carwash wrote:

Although many thought Johnny Carwash's post an insult to transhumans,
normally I would ignore this type of scoff. However, out of respect to other
list members, I'll respond to the post. Being "trendy" is not my style, nor
do I honestly think it is a pastime of transhumans on this list. I set
trends, I don't follow them.

>First of all, the idea of a human or
>posthuman or transhuman or anyotherprefixhuman with silicon skin isn't even
>a concept out of science fiction, it's a concept out of stupid people trying
>to be trendy.

I'm amiss here. I was referring to a bathing suit skin structure. Silicon
has various elements, according to my references. Because silicon dioxide,
or silica, has a low thermal coefficient of expansion, it is used in objects
subjected to wide ranges of heat and cold. And also, any of a group of
"semi-inorganic polymers based on the structural unit R2SiO, where R is an
organic group, characterized by wide-range thermal stability, high
lubricity, extreme water repellence, and physiological inertness and used in
adhesives, lubricants, protective coatings, paints, electrical insulation,
synthetic rubber, and prosthetic replacements for bodily parts."

>The crystals of pure silicon (Si) used as semiconductor chips
>are used for the semiconductor properties of silicon. In addition, silicon's
>crystaline lattice structure is very rigid (another reason it's used for
>chips ..

You do have a point here, and one to consider from the perspective you
offer. However, it is limited in scope. Perhaps I could have spent more
time in my post emphasizing what skin textures I will be presenting, but
that was *not* the intent of the post, clearly.

>>(Note: these images will in no way be gender biased. In fact, in
>>pre-production are men, and other genders.)
>I think that the images are kingdom biased! What about plants? eh?
>Paramecium have a right to exist!! Don't they? .. speciesist ...

This manner is childish and silly. How can any comment you make be taken
earnestly when you lash out in what reads to be emotional wrath? It doesn't
establish a sympathetic view of you.

Natasha Vita More [fka Nancie Clark]
Extropic Art Manifesto!:
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