[ExI] "meat"

Damien Broderick thespike at satx.rr.com
Sun May 24 21:29:19 UTC 2009

At 09:34 PM 5/24/2009 +0100, Ben Zaiboc wrote:

>As for being disgusted with our overweight unfit short-sighted 
>geekish pizza-and-coke-fed bodies, I admit to being short-sighted, 
>but none of those other things apply to me (not even 'geek', sadly) 
>and, let's face it, it's easy to do something about being 
>overweight, unfit and fuelled by pizza-and-coke, if you actually want to.

By using that sort of unpleasant hackles-raising description, I was 
gesturing at the equally dismissive conventional parody of "obese sci 
fi game-head nerds who live in their parents' basement, never see the 
sun, dread sex, eat junk food all nite," etc etc--which, sadly, does 
have its grain of truth, despite being the stuff of journalistic ridicule.

But wait--"dread sex"? Aren't extropes and other transhumanists noted 
for their robust, free-wheeling sexy ways? Maybe not always. Recall 
Post Futurist from 3 days back:

<why would you want sex then? sex is animalistic.>

Uh oh.

Damien Broderick

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