Re: Posthuman

Prof. Jose Gomes Filho (
Wed, 30 Jul 1997 12:22:02 +0000

> From:
> In a message dated 97-07-29 06:33:02 EDT, you write:
> << > In a message dated 97-07-27 12:12:54 EDT, he said:
> >
> > << Since we seem to be rapidly approaching a time when we will be able to
> > alter
> > our own bodies via genetics, nanotechnology, etc. I have a simple
> question:
> >
> > What will you change?
> > >>
> And I said:
> > I think I'd like a body like "The Incredible Hulk".....minus the green
> > tint...with biotechnics as per Weber's Moon series ....after that I might
> > get creative.
> >
> > EvMick
> >
> And you said:
> What about variable chromogeometry ?
> Gomes.
> >>
> Not a bad idea now that you mention it....or better yet..."chameleon skin"
> similar to the bad guy in "Predator"..
> All seriousness aside...and upon further reflection...I beleive I'd go the
> giant nanocomputer route....with telepresence to whatever I wanted/needed
> given the situation..."Utility Fog" sounds most useful.
> Linda Nagata explores this in a different context in her first book (title
> excapes me just now) does Walter Jon Williams in "Aristoi".
> EvMick
> Mt Vernon Mo

Well, variable chromogeometry (or, extending,
functional-chromogeometry...) could include also fuzzy, Mandelbrot,
etc. geometries... (including a possible telepresence...)
I think that our future form must be variable even because, have you
already thought about loosing the women's present body sensorial
contact? Possibly a directly "neuron"-induced (or software-induced)
effect could replace it (satisfactorily)... (just a generalizable
heterossexual joke...).
A suitable question is if it would be adopted, in the future,
something like a hardware sharing... or we'll choose continue
being individuals. (The talk is getting really crazy...)
Another interesting possibility (but very dangerous and insecure yet)
in thinking about to create a super main processor where our
individualities would share the facilities. Don't know if it would be
good or bad, but the natural tendency would be the unification of all
the universe in just one counscious living organism, with various
"selfimages" that would be ourselves in better forms... Something
better that the ancient religious "God" imagination (or

Gomes, M.Sc. ("M"ad "Sc"ientist ... joking...)

Prof. Gomes

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