Learned Helplessness About Immortality (fwd)

Brian A. Reiter bareiter at iastate.edu
Thu Feb 29 03:55:53 EST 1996


In article <aXLMxARABh107h at chambers.ak.planet.co.nz>
steve at chambers.ak.planet.co.nz (Steve Chambers) wrote:

> And there's a third: nobody young wants more "old age" - and that's
> what life extension means to most.

Read "Margin of Error" by Nancy Kress.  It'll give you a feel for the possibilies
and a particularly nasty danger of nanotech and genetics as applied to
gerontology.  The gist is, though, with that kind of technology you don't
just get extended life--ageing is suspended!

Brian A. Reiter
bareiter at iastate.edu

"It is a miracle that curiosity survives formal education." --Albert Einstein





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