Re: Extropianism and Nudism

Anders Sandberg (
Tue, 6 May 1997 15:49:33 +0200 (MET DST)

On Tue, 6 May 1997 wrote:

> In an Extropian type, anarcho-capitalistic society, clothing would
> definately be optional. I only raise this issue because so very many people
> think it is "evil" to be nude.

This is a fine axample of "hemline morality", conservative norms that
remain even when they are inapplicable. I wonder if a human with fur
would be considered naked?

Personally I doubt clothing would ever become truly optional for most
people - we live in the wrong climate and need to carry around various
things (OK, the things could presumable bye shrunk, implanted or virtual).

Anders Sandberg Towards Ascension!
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