Re: Time for a jump in quality?

Eugene Leitl (
Tue, 31 Mar 1998 15:16:05 +0400 (MSD)

Anders Sandberg writes:

> Things might get even more fun if we start to use mediated reality a
> la Steve Mann, where cameras and image processing are a natural part
> of the wearable computer. He has made a quite good claim that such
> technologies enhance freedom instead of taking it away.

If there is a trend towards permeating our habitat with nosyware, a
sudden fashion for face masks, flowing robes (is also great to conceal
sharp threads (=kevlar), and EM-shield your wearable), neutral gaits
or even totally anonymous teleremote bots should emerge. Interesting
what strong state minions would make from it -- for harassing
pedestrian X can suddenly become a dangerous job.

I have long wanted to create a thread with a Subject: like monkey,
turbocharged, or, augmented ape (the latter shamelessly plagiarized,
of course). Whadya think?

I have a number of ideas how one could start a DIY wearable project, which
would be 1) doable 2) affordable 3) really make a difference to an unaugmented
mehum, protection gadgetry inclusive. Hopefully this topic will prove
itself more accessable the bootstrapping lunatics.

Shall we hold the discussion here, or on transhumantech@ ?

> Apropos this interesting subject, I have heard that there are many
> buildings in Holland deliberately surrounded by low hedges and with
> large vindows allowing passers-by to see in, apparently part of some
> kind of "we have absolutely nothing to hide" memeset. Is this true, or
> just a misobservation from my source?