[ExI] shoes and boots: tanstaafl

BillK pharos at gmail.com
Tue Apr 7 17:05:38 UTC 2015

On 7 April 2015 at 17:20, spike  wrote:
> Now consider those metal blades that South African Olympian used.  Very
> efficient (notice no noise) very low hysteresis loss.  It stands to reason
> that guy shouldn't be allowed to compete with runners who have bio-feet.
> That isn't a fair playing field.
> The spring-heel shoes: hard to say.  I knew a guy who wore them for years
> and insisted they work for him.  It stands to reason it *might* make walking
> easier.  Try it, me lad.

Isn't it simply that the human animal is a general purpose system?
Special shoes can help walking, but be a hindrance for climbing or running.

That's the problem with transhumans trying to improve the human body.
Get better at some things and get worse at others. It's a tricky


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