Kobe Beef?

Is it worth it for posthumans to keep high-performance athletes (ie. professional) around as information-producing, thoroughbred pets, much the same as we homo sapiens keep dogs? Would posthumans find them entertaining, loyal, and perhaps even cuddle up to them?

Or even more interesting, consider this: an information system needs to eat information in order to survive. If the posthuman evolution in fact comes via uploading all of human existence into supercomputers, would the athletes then be more akin to a source of nourishment? Are the athletes then the posthuman version of domesticated dairy cows that provide milk — or perhaps even food themselves, such as (very expensive) cattle?

Mmmm … what's for dinner tonight, FM: Jersey Nets or Kobe Beef?


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