Attitudes to life extension via genetic engineering
minsky at media.mit.edu
Thu Feb 16 14:52:46 EST 1995
In article <Pine.SOL.3.91.950216084602.6365B-100000 at corona> Patrick O'Neil <patrick at corona> writes:
>It could certainly help but think of what this would mean in terms of you
>as a parent. You would be taking care of your children for however long
>it took for them to mature. Instead of 18 to 22 years of rearing per
>child, you could end up with 20 to 30 years of parenting per child. Of
>course, such a daunting reality might itself lead to a lower birthrate as
>people who couldn't handle the extra time opted out of having kids.
Puberty usually means onset of sexual maturity. It might be mainly
because of *that* that you have to "take care" of them after 12.
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