How would you feel about neotenics IRL?

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TheBurn TheBurn's picture
How would you feel about neotenics IRL?

Sorry if I used the wrong forum category, I'm new here.

Whether or not transhumanism will happen in reality is a different discussion. Whether or not neotenics will become mainstream enough for this question to be relevant is a different discussion. Whether or not the neotenics will be legalized is a different discussion.

What I'm asking is this: how would YOU feel about neotenics. Would you rally to their defense? Would you lynch them on the street? Would anyone ever catch you speaking to one? Would you honestly treat them any differently?

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Laskeutua Laskeutua's picture
I'd sleeve in one - because

I'd sleeve in one - because why not?

But then, I'd probably be that guy who'd sleeve in everything he could get his hands on just to see what it's like.

Xagroth Xagroth's picture
The neotenics were a relevant

The neotenics were a relevant sleeve at the beginning, because of their design being focused on low resource needings. The twist into sex spectacle? kinda... actual.

I mean, we can be sure that there is porn of ALL and more sleeves in EP. But only neotenics get the hairy eye, in a society where children are common only in mars, the Jovian republic and maybe Venus and the Moon... so...

Personally, I don't really care. I'm more of a Galatea/Masked Synth.

ORCACommander ORCACommander's picture
I am among similar line as

I am among similar line as Lask. I would be willing to try almost anything at least once. as for societal interaction, we would need damn good safeguards for us to know when we are dealing with a neotenic and a genuine child

Laskeutua Laskeutua's picture
ORCACommander wrote:I am

ORCACommander wrote:
I am among similar line as Lask. I would be willing to try almost anything at least once. as for societal interaction, we would need damn good safeguards for us to know when we are dealing with a neotenic and a genuine child

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DivineWrath DivineWrath's picture
Live, let live.

Live, let live.

I think that is a good philosophy to live by. At least, most of the time. Basically, you live your life and you let them live theirs. You have your own problems and they have theirs. Harassing someone consumes your time and theirs, time that could have been better used making the world better.

I think at its very core, it is a philosophy that says people have the right to live, the right to exist.

So on that note, I would let Neotonics be. Maybe I'll have a conversation with some to get to know them better. Maybe I'll sleeve into one for a little bit. This may depend on how much I expect to encounter them. How important is it to me to know more about them?

DivineWrath DivineWrath's picture
To put it another way, "Live,

To put it another way, "Live, Let Live" is a fundamental rule in a society. Its not good for a society to be at war with itself. Having each other's back, ability to trust one another, the ability to be fair to each other is what allows society to prosper. It allows one to devote more time to their craft and to specialize, instead of having to devote time to protect oneself.

Purplejack2020 Purplejack2020's picture
I'd see it as a voluntary "little person"

I've had a couple friends who had dwarfism and others who were just naturally short to the point of being in their 30s and still mistaken for young teenagers but from their own experiences they've only had a few awkward encounters.
Personally I don't really see this as any different except of course for it being (like I said) voluntary.
Now if they were creepy about it? No but then that's just a matter of character.

Who are we? We find that we live on an insignificant planet of a humdrum star lost in a galaxy tucked away in some forgotten corner of a universe in which there are far more galaxies than people.

Carl Sagan