Another idea I'd love to hear thoughts on is the connection between the condition of being as bare life and as Harraway's "blank surface" for inscription by power. In both cases, I read the situation as one in which a medium of separation between power and the rawest existence of human life seems to have been displaced. In the case that Harraway offers, some sort of symbolic/linguistic human identity connected to the alternative telos of rebirth and return to paradise seems to protect against complete and fully-efficent inscription of subjects into the mechanistic ideology illustrated by the teleological end of the "man in space". Because cyborgs so cleanly shed their affinity for both ideologies, they risk being re-coded into the very systems of mechanistic control which they could so easily offer a path out of.
I'd be curious also hear what people thought about this in light of the Muselmann discussion on page 153. In my other blog post I considered him, in a caffeine-crash induced fury of wild connection, as an example of hyperconformity. But perhaps he isn't intended to be an example of a situation that threatens the integrity of an overall system of power, but simply (through the "lex animata of the camp") the distinction between exception and rule, the outside of the camp and the inside of a world in which power has a direct relationship to the bare life of its human constituents. So, basically, what if he/she represents a subject for whom the fictional idea of laws that regulate power over human life, when in fact the reverse is true (laws are produced post-facto to justify interactions between power and bare life), are no longer even necessary, allowing their bare life to be totally and cleanly assimilated into a system of power without circumventing whatever resistance it is that still necessitates laws being created? I'm equally if not more into this reading and thought I'd ask others' opinions about it, and through this example about the relationship of bare life to Harraway's "blank surface". I'm sure there are plenty of problems here waiting to be unpacked as well, however, and I'm interested to hear how others read this passage and connect these ideas.