Re: BUSINESS: Transhuman Posters

The Low Golden Willow (
Mon, 10 Mar 1997 13:32:12 -0800 (PST)

On Mar 9, 6:07pm, "Natasha V. More (fka Nancie Clark)" wrote:
} At 07:15 PM 3/9/97 -0400, Johnny Carwash wrote:

} >The point was that this is a poster that will be seen by many people, making
} >the extropian concepts, and related concepts (nanotech especially) look like
} >scifi.
} You are absolutley, unequivicably incorrect. Nanotech is not "scifi", or
} better known as SF. New skins, and biotech bodies are not SF. The fact that
} we are beginning to design new skins is not a myth.

My compliments to Natasha, as opposed to E. Russell, for her calmness in
this debate. But I'm afraid that here I have to agree with a literal
reading of Carwash: "making the extropians concepts ... LOOK like
scifi." Nanotech may not be scifi, but associating it with posters
showing people with skin of pure silicon may well cause people to think
of nanotech as pulp scifi. Johnny Carwash being an existence, although
not a frequency, proof.

Why would you want a silicon, or silicon-compound, skin anyway? If you
have that kind of tech, and want semiconductors in your skin, use
diamond circuitry. Much more useful would be diamondoid plates. Or
perhaps buckyhair. How does buckyfiber rate on the Kevlar scale? For
more decoration, artificial quartzes, corundum, or diamond, with
impurities in some particular pattern.

Merry part,
-xx- Damien R. Sullivan X-) <*>

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