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44 Post author: Eliezer_Yudkowsky 20 January 2009 06:17AM

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Comment author: Doug_S. 20 January 2009 08:00:40AM 27 points [-]

I object to the term "catgirl" for "nonsentient romantic/sex partner". A catgirl is every bit as sentient as Captain Picard. The word you want is "fembot".

Comment author: pnrjulius 06 June 2012 09:40:14PM 4 points [-]

Strongly concur.

Indeed, there will be catgirls in the Singularity. Furries are too common a fetish to doubt this. I even think we should coin a term now, "furmod", for transhumans who alter themselves to appear as anthropomorphic animals. It's going to happen.

Comment author: Strange7 01 July 2012 08:16:38PM 9 points [-]

Seems like it would be more polite to wait for it to actually happen, and then let the demographic name themselves.

Comment author: [deleted] 01 July 2012 05:13:41PM 5 points [-]

Well, he did specify that self-modding you some ears and tails is akin to wearing lingerie. Do avoid interpreting a term specifically explained by the author to be intended as non-loaded as a loaded term.

That being said, I'd like to self-mod me a tail at some point.