[extropy-chat] Segways banned in Disney World

Adrian Tymes wingcat at pacbell.net
Sun Feb 8 17:52:17 UTC 2004

--- Brian Alexander Lee <brian_a_lee at hotmail.com>
> The segway can be seen as a body modification so
> it's user becomes sort of a
> cyborg (especially in the case of otherwise disabled
> persons).

Not really.  It's a lot closer to the common concept
of "vehicle" than "body modification".  (Of course,
one could argue that most vehicles could be seen as
extensions of the body.  But this ignores the reason
we distinguish vehicles from their drivers/pilots in
the first place.)

> I guess this is an example of the public not coping
> with transhumanist
> themes very well.

Not really.  Segways were given a chance, and proved
that they can easily become unsafe under common
conditions (specifically, when the battery runs low or
when driven by an uncautious person).

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