[extropy-chat] Spain has become the third country in Europe to legalise gay marriage

Rik van Riel riel at surriel.com
Sat Apr 23 02:17:55 UTC 2005

On Fri, 22 Apr 2005, Dirk Bruere wrote:

> I see PostHumanity moving in two major directions.
> They are total individualism and hive minds.
> And sex/gender has no major place in either IMO.

I'm not convinced that things like marriage will no longer
exist in a posthuman race.  I hope (and believe) that posthuman 
"people" will have enough control over their destiny to decide
for themselves what they'll want to do - and I expect that many
people will be more comfortable in a marriage.

When we move between the stars, and communication is still
limited by the speed of light, we will have a huge diversity
between different societies.  While there may be hive minds
and totally individualistic societies, I expect that things
like marriage will live on.

After all, if the basic concept is there in birds (who split
off from mammals a LONG time ago), I would certainly expect
it to be there in posthuman people, who will be a lot closer
to us than birds.

"Debugging is twice as hard as writing the code in the first place.
Therefore, if you write the code as cleverly as possible, you are,
by definition, not smart enough to debug it." - Brian W. Kernighan

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