Re: BUSINESS: Transhuman Posters

Johnny Carwash (
Sun, 09 Mar 1997 01:42:29 -0400

>Given nanotech, transhuman/posthuman skin may look like anything we please.
>See the active tattoos in Snowcrash, or flicker cladding in Rucker's
>Software. Our virtual bodies in virtual worlds could easily look however we
>want. Whether in VR or not, why shouldn't future skin look like silicon?

Future skin. That's the problem.. I don't object to art for art's sake, but
you can't seriously think that in the future we're going to have silicon
skin. If you do, you're entitled to your opinion, but I think it's
irresponsible to make that the view of a movement. As we've learned from the
past, the future's going to look alot like it looks now. Quite frankly,
silicon skin is a cliche from bad scifi.

>All silicon compounds are rigid, huh? I suppose all those women with
>silicone breast implants must be really solid upfront then.

Aha! Silicone! Not Silicon. Silicone is a silicon compound. That's like
saying that because Iron (Fe) can't be dissolved in water, neither can any
Iron compounds. I didn't say all silicon COMPOUNDS, that would be incredibly
stupid. But the element Silicon (Si), used as a semiconductor is not a
compound, it is the element.

>Drop the rudeness, buddy. You're new to this list and need to learn how to
>communicate effectively. If you can't make your points with finenesse, go
>somewhere else.

I like being rude, it makes people pay attention. It's not like I called
anyone a poopyhead.
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