RE: clone your perfect mate

Billy Brown (
Mon, 21 Dec 1998 13:33:06 -0600 wrote:
> Want the truely 'perfect mate'? someone just like you?
> the answer is obvious... CREATE A FUCKABLE CLONE!!

As others have already pointed out, a clone is not going to be any more like you than an identical twin - probably less so, since she will be raised by different parents in a different environment. If you are looking for a way to 'build the perfect mate', in the classic mad-scientist tradition, you are going to have to wait a long time. You would need a technology capable of designing personalities the way we currently write software, not to mention a reliable way to figure out what personality you would be most compatible with. Given the dismal state of modern psychology, that will probably not be possible anytime soon.

If you really can't be satisfied with the options the gene pool provides, you are better off looking for an extropian partner. Significant self-modification should become possible over the next two decades, and a loving partner should be willing to accommodate your desires to a certain extent. Of course, she'll probably have some requests of her own...

Billy Brown, MCSE+I