[extropy-chat] BODY: What Strutting Modifications are Transhuman?!

Emlyn emlynoregan at gmail.com
Sat Aug 21 00:36:01 UTC 2004

Implants that do something are a totally different story. But I
suspect there will still be people who choose aesthetic implants/mods
over functional ones in order to enhance sub-culture status. The
status oriented never really have my sympathy even at the best of

The current crop of body modders (excepting the real crazy ones like
Stalking Cat, him I respect) are no different from the people who buy
the most shiny and expensive mobile phone for status, who buy the
status house or drive an urban SUV. It's a lame substitute for a life.

That said, I would love to try some of the more extreme body mod stuff
some time, for the experience. I'd be worried that I'd end up looking
*soooo* turn of the millenium though. I mean, how are you gonna live
down that magnetic foreskin implant in 2050?


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On Fri, 20 Aug 2004 17:27:32 -0700 (PDT), Adrian Tymes
<wingcat at pacbell.net> wrote:
> --- Emlyn <emlynoregan at gmail.com> wrote:
> > When are the body modifiers going to work out that
> > no matters how many
> > tatoos, vampire teeth, and ball bearing implants
> > they get, they'll
> > still be shallow wankers? Heh heh.
> When truly functional implants become widely
> accessible (including affordable)?
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