Doctor Who gives us a possible future where clothes are unnecessary!

28 Dec

I hope you all had a good Christmas and, if being nude for the holidays was important to you, I hope you had the chance to be.

My girlfriend and I have previously had a holiday tradition of “Naked Christmas” – it would take place before actual Christmas, we’d exchange gifts, eat Christmas food, all without clothes.  This was because due to family commitments we would never be together on Christmas day, so we’d pick a day a few days before to do things our own way, just the two of us, and clothes free.

However this year there was no Naked Christmas, as we had arranged to be together, with family, on Christmas day.  So this year we got our Christmas day together, albeit clothed and in the company of her family.

One tradition we were able to keep up this year was watching the Christmas day episode of Doctor Who on BBC One.  This year we were able to share a knowing grin at some of the scenes in the episode, which showed that Matt Smith’s Doctor, like us, rather liked not having any clothes on.

In the story, the Doctor and his companion Clara needed to go and pay a visit to the Church of the Papal Mainframe, a far-future religion who appeared to require visitors to their temple to be nude.  To spare their blushes (and keep the show safe for prime-time), the Doctor made use of a device which, when swallowed, would project a holographic field, causing the person to appear to others to have clothes on – as well as keeping them warm.  Clara didn’t really take to going to church with no clothes on, but the Doctor of course found it very liberating!

All of which was very funny, especially for me and my girlfriend watching with her family (who don’t know that we are naturists).

But it also raised an inriguing possibility for the future.

Maybe one day such holographic devices will exist, and those of us who don’t want to wear clothes won’t ever have to?

Most people I know who are naturists enjoy it mostly because they like the feeling of not having clothes on.  Letting other people know you are naked isn’t that important, it’s all about just enjoying your own personal freedom.  If you could be naked, but not look naked to others, that might be all you really need.

Of course, there would probably be some jokers who would hack women’s hologram projectors, causing them to switch off – then post pictures of the results on whatever we have then instead of the internet…

Even if someone did invent such a device, there would probably still be naturists… there is a particular enjoyment and social bond gained from socialising naked which I don’t think anyone would want to give up.  But the naturist clubs of the future would just be places where you could switch your hologram projector off for a while and enjoy the company of other “switch-offers”!

It’s certainly an entertaining possibility, although I think we’re a long way from having that sort of technology in the real world.


2 Responses to “Doctor Who gives us a possible future where clothes are unnecessary!”

  1. SDK December 29, 2013 at 8:24 pm #

    How is this any different than Google Glass? Through NFC or facial recognition you could have whatever image of yourself projected on someone else’s screen to the world. If everyone could look like whoever they wanted, to everyone else through augmented reality, you could travel through the world looking like Brad Pitt, except you are completely naked. No one would know. Unless the took of their heads up display. Just try to get someone to put down thirt phone at dinner now. This is the future. All buildings, cars, houses, and people will have an augmented exterior. So there is hope for us all to live nude anywhere anytime. Probably just 20 yrs from now. But I will look incredible.

  2. homeclothesfree December 29, 2013 at 9:43 pm #

    Reblogged this on home clothes free and commented:
    The Doctor does it again

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