Institute for Ethics and Emerging Technologies


The IEET is a 501(c)3 non-profit, tax-exempt organization registered in the State of Connecticut in the United States. Please give as you are able, and help support our work for a brighter future.


Search the IEET
Subscribe and Contribute to:


Technoprogressive? BioConservative? Huh?
Quick overview of biopolitical points of view




whats new at ieet

Algocracy and Transhumanism Podcast: Deborah Lupton on the Quantified Self

The Ethics of Algorithmic Outsourcing: An Analysis

Algocracy and Transhuamnism Podcast: Hannah Maslen on the Ethics of Neurointerventions

The World’s First Child-Sized Exoskeleton Will Melt Your Heart

How better tech could protect us from distraction

Worst case scenario – 2035 and no basic income.


ieet books

Philosophical Ethics: Theory and Practice
Author
John G Messerly


comments

rms on 'Imagining the Anthropocene' (Jul 1, 2016)

Pastor_Alex on 'On tragedy, ethics and the human condition.' (Jun 28, 2016)

instamatic on 'On tragedy, ethics and the human condition.' (Jun 28, 2016)

Pastor_Alex on 'On tragedy, ethics and the human condition.' (Jun 28, 2016)

instamatic on 'On tragedy, ethics and the human condition.' (Jun 28, 2016)

RJP8915 on 'How VR Gaming will Wake Us Up to our Fake Worlds' (Jun 28, 2016)

almostvoid on 'How VR Gaming will Wake Us Up to our Fake Worlds' (Jun 28, 2016)







Subscribe to IEET News Lists

Daily News Feed

Longevity Dividend List

Catastrophic Risks List

Biopolitics of Popular Culture List

Technoprogressive List

Trans-Spirit List



JET

Enframing the Flesh: Heidegger, Transhumanism, and the Body as “Standing Reserve”

Moral Enhancement and Political Realism

Intelligent Technologies and Lost Life

Hottest Articles of the Last Month


How VR Gaming will Wake Us Up to our Fake Worlds
Jun 28, 2016
(6639) Hits
(2) Comments

Will Transhumanism Change Racism in the Future?
Jun 2, 2016
(5569) Hits
(0) Comments

Dubai Is Building the World’s Largest Concentrated Solar Power Plant
Jun 20, 2016
(4255) Hits
(0) Comments

New Evidence Suggests a Fifth Fundamental Force of Nature
Jun 13, 2016
(3436) Hits
(0) Comments



Comment on this entry

Get ready for the Sexapocalypse – some say it’s already here


Annalee Newitz


io9

February 16, 2012

We are living through the golden years of apocalyptic storytelling, and nothing is immune from dystopia fever - even sex.


...

Complete entry


COMMENTS



Posted by Intomorrow  on  02/17  at  08:10 PM

This is truly nit-picking, but want to write it anyway:
since we know humans have always been the way they are, we apply our
modern/postmodern/post-postmodern view on the past. The Bosch painting above concerns sexuality in a tertiary sense; first it is (no surprise re the era it was painted in) about religion. Next comes Bosch’s stylistic expressions, plus referring to other artists of the period. Number three concerns sexuality.
Let’s not think Bosch was some kind of an artistic Hugh Hefner. The nude paintings of the distant past (just for instance the countless Venus-Aphrodite canvasses) were more about artists using hues, brushstrokes, etc., than sexuality.





Posted by Intomorrow  on  02/17  at  08:20 PM

... look carefully at all the figures in the thumb (the same painting) below, esp. the figure lying on the ground being studied by a deer, the canvas is far more about death than sexuality; and of course it is.. way back when, the connection between sex and death was more apparent—today it has been buried and sublimated:
http://www.ieet.org/images/uploads/6aca48e8b1bbd7bd98e177636c3823fc_thumb.jpg





Posted by VictorS  on  02/18  at  12:10 AM

Personally, I’m hopeful that the “sexapocalypse” will be more positive than negative. In fact, I’ve wondered what sex will mean when we can and do occupy multiple networked bodies at the same time—something that I think is coming. What gender will be when one is male in one place, a female in another, and sexless in a third?

victor-storiguard.blogspot.com





Posted by Intomorrow  on  02/18  at  12:30 AM

“I’m hopeful that the ‘sexapocalypse’ will be more positive than negative.”

More positive than in the past, surely the distant past.
Look again at the Bosch painting: the subjects do not look happy-  going by their expressions, they appear as if they were attending funerals; they don’t seem like Hefner at his mansion.






Add your comment here:


Name:

Email:

Location:

Remember my personal information

Notify me of follow-up comments?

HOME | ABOUT | FELLOWS | STAFF | EVENTS | SUPPORT  | CONTACT US
SECURING THE FUTURE | LONGER HEALTHIER LIFE | RIGHTS OF THE PERSON | ENVISIONING THE FUTURE
CYBORG BUDDHA PROJECT | AFRICAN FUTURES PROJECT | JOURNAL OF EVOLUTION AND TECHNOLOGY

RSSIEET Blog | email list | newsletter |
The IEET is a 501(c)3 non-profit, tax-exempt organization registered in the State of Connecticut in the United States.

East Coast Contact: Executive Director, Dr. James J. Hughes,
56 Daleville School Rd., Willington CT 06279 USA 
Email: director @ ieet.org     phone: 860-428-1837

West Coast Contact: Managing Director, Hank Pellissier
425 Moraga Avenue, Piedmont, CA 94611
Email: hank @ ieet.org