I'm a big fan of science and technology as well as humans. I like the transhumanist movement and was just wondering what your thoughts and feelings are about it?
Please stay on topic and don't obsessively talk about how religion is mostly anti-human etc. I already know that. :P
I'm more interested in how humanity can be better, have more enjoyable lives and evolve in positive ways. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Transhumanism
Thanks and I look forward to your ideas and perspectives. :)
Not quite flying but looks like tons of fun nonetheless. :)
Ah, so you are very rich :) Let's be friends, share the wealth !
I don't know if you are talking about me but that is a false assumption on your part. Wealth has eluded me so far but mainly because I have had other priorities and/or difficulties to contend with in my life. I would share if I could, let's leave it at that. :)
Isn't that what laid the groundwork for the Eugenics Wars of the late 21st Century, that spawned "Khan" and his crew of super-humans that plagued Kirk through one TV episode and two full-length movies? I'm just sayin' --
I'm reminded of Jeff Goldbloom's classic line from "Jurassic Park:" "Just because you could have, doesn't mean you should have!"
That being said, I have always believed that the cure for many of our physical ailments, especially as we age, might be solved by extracting and preserving a DNA sample from each newborn, to be cloned and reinjected periodically to create a fresh supply of that person's original blueprint, that through mutation, degeneration, and the simple fact that a cell has only a finite number of possible replications, have been lost. If such a procedure were made possible, through technology, I would expect to see a corresponding extension in lifespan as well.
However, I read in the results of an actuarial study (years ago - please don't expect me to recall the source), that regardless of scientific breakthroughs, the human lifespan could theoretically not be extended much beyond 600 years, as within that time period, the chances of a fatal accident increase exponentially. Food for thought. Yum!
Since I've reached "middle" age, I've started to correct my language. From a biological perspective, any "ailment" that happens at and beyond menopause (sorry guys, that simply is the biological milepost) is not an "ailment" but simply ageing. It should not (just because we can doesn't mean we should :) need fixing. With all our medical technology we are not extending life, we are extending death. Our past-old-age is getting longer and longer, I do not wish live much past menopause, I prefer the intensely proven system of millions of years of evolution, rather than a egotistical "how can me live longer" approach to life. 600, fuck me, I'll commit suicide. Give me Logan's Run ANY day!!! We should all go at 30.
And yet they chose to leave the dome --
And some people left Cuba ;)
There will always be resisters!
Hear, hear. :)
@Blaine - Dennis Weaver, right? "McCloud"?
Well I try to assume I'm conversing with people who have a modicum of research skills, and can do a little research before posting questions who's answers have been long known.
Next time, before saying "I wonder", like it's some kind of transcendental concept, look it up first!
It sounds the same as someone who'd say: "I wonder" if black holes exist. Look it up first :)
I wonder if it's ethical to try to live a longer than natural life through artificial means. I mean with so many people living in poverty, children dying of starvation (or diarrhea), and so on.