Re: extropian dating service

Anders Sandberg (
05 Jan 1999 11:59:43 +0100

"Samael" <> writes:

> From: Christian Weisgerber <>
> >
> >While I don't feel any particular desire to change sex, the general
> >ability to do so quite easily like Iain M. Banks' Culture humans carries
> >a certain attraction.
> Generally, I like the idea of being able to change gender, species and other
> apsects of myself. The question arises as to whether you'd have to engineer
> parts of the mind to change gender or not.

Most likely yes. Exactly how and what to change depends a bit on what you want to achieve, of course. I don't think changing the "gender" of the whole brain is particularly practical, but maybe sexual preferences might be interesting to have a setting for (you need to do something in the hypothalamus, but we don't know where yet - that is one piece of messy programming, the brain's version of spaghetti code). But of course, at the time when this kind of automorphism becomes possible we will have a better idea of what we might want to change and how.

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