Re: Gender Importance

Spike Jones (
Thu, 22 Apr 1999 21:55:48 -0700

Jocelyn Brown wrote:

> Of course, once we get to the point where we can use technology to
> change our gender predispositions, all bets are off. I just know that both
> genders have skills that are necessary, and I don't know how likely it would
> be that on average one person could have both sets, since they both involve
> characteristics that I don't think would mesh well together. Of course, who
> knows what a transhuman could accomplish?

What would really be cool is if we could change genders *temporarily* and easily. Would not we all become more insightful beings? We could create enough marital harmony that marriage half lives would exceed a century, if only, at the impasse of any argument, the couple could both temporarily switch gender. I would not wish to *stay* the opposite sex, but there is little I would not give to be able to walk a kilometer in their mocassins. spike