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[new] stelarc is obsolete.... (Avg. Score: none / Raters: 0) (#3)
by amy on Thu Aug 7th, 2003 at 10:07:40 AM EURODISCORDIA TIME
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to quote my friend übergeek: "stelarc is obsolete - he got fragged at a lan party."

which roughly translates to "everything shocking about the future gets turned into toys before it even gets here."

remember when immersive VR came along, and made us all lose our minds as we disappeared into a false reality we could no longer distinguish from the real world? ... no?

oh, but this is the body.. the body is sacred and natural, right?... except for those folks who have prostheses of course, or those of us who have experienced injuries that temporarily or permanently make some of our body parts feel and work more like external objects than "part of us"... sometimes the things that connect most directly and naturally to your brain aren't parts of your natural body at all... already the start and end of the "body" isn't an absolute; there are a range of values that vary from person to person, just like anything else. it doesn't make some of us less human than others.

the "mind enhancement" stuff is arguably the most cybosexytranspostalhumanidifying. (see tim's primo link.) i'm not sure why VCR's and computer hard drives generally seem to be the most popular metaphors for this. maybe it's just me, but if i'm going to gain enhanced powers, i'd rather think of myself as becoming more like einstein than a VCR - or even a DVD player.

but maybe that's where the science fiction aspect comes in. if i can have a mind like a DVD player, i can rent plenty of sci-fi. aha, that explains it.. this whole posthumanist craze must be sponsored by the MPAA...

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