Re: Extropianism and Nudism

Michael Lorrey (
Sat, 10 May 1997 15:20:00 -0400

Eugene Leitl wrote:
> On Sat, 10 May 1997, Anders Sandberg wrote:
> > > [...]
> > It would be interesting to explore the alternatives to clothing. Fur
> > immediately comes to mind, as does skin pockets to carry around things.
> > But these are relatively drastic changes, are there less dramatic changes
> > that can be used to protect against the elements and maybe express ourselves?
> I really look forward to the time when we have the freedom of pretty
> unconstrained self engineering (however faint the chances of me/us
> actually managing the temporal leap to that Eden (that's not dynamic
> optimism speaking)). Converting oneself first in a free-space capable
> distributed life form, subsequent evolution towards astroengineering life,
> then, mayhap, even timespace engineering?
> Speaking of self engineering, why does the majority find this aspect
> particularly abhorrent? Why that urge to remain locked in place/stagnate
> forever, while the only constant in the univeres is constant change?
> ciao,
> 'gene
Perhaps its an ingrained thing having to do with either the fear of
strangeness, fear of sickness, or both. Anyone who does not look like
someone in my tribe, or look like a healthy example of a member of my
tribe is a threat due to either hostility or disease.
			Michael Lorrey
------------------------------------------------------------		Inventor of the Lorrey Drive

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