The Singularity to mandate universal sexiness June 16, 2010Posted by Summerspeaker in Evo psych, Feminism, The Singularity, Transhumanism.
For whatever reason, the concept of improved attractiveness from Michael Anissimov’s famous top ten list has been making rounds on Facebook lately. The fervor for enhanced physical appearance makes me uncomfortable. The discussion uncritically accepts Michael’s articulation of attractiveness as hardwired rather than culturally constructed. I suspect the whole notion of wanting to engage in sex acts with people based on how they look is as much invented as inborn. The fact that Michael selected the image of a thin, phenotypically white women in twentieth-century Western feminine attire to embody beauty bolsters my case. I applaud the ability to easily shift appearances if it encourages variety and undermines gender. If instead the technology codifies existing patriarchal norms and enshrines objectification, then I’m not interested.