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Attitudes to life extension via genetic engineering (fwd)

Robert Luly luly at netcom.com
Tue Feb 14 12:47:48 EST 1995


Harry J. Banaharis (bioware at ozonline.com.au) wrote:
: It is a facet of man's evolution that he will soon be able to tamper with
: that evolution. Although the process of immortalization may be gradual, ie
: initially we will have the capacity to deal with any disease whether
: inherent or induced, this may increase human lifespan by up to 20%. This
: will be followed by genetic modification/enhancement which will deal with
: ageing on a molecular level (once we are able to understand the
: mechanics). Interesting research is being performed with the enzyme
: telomerase which is predominantly found in immortal cells - cells which
: have become malignant or in germ lines (cells of the testes and ovaries). 

: It may not be for quite some time when man actually changes as a species
: by changing his own genome so radically that he becomes immortal as well
: as host of other enhancements such as resistance to high levels of
: radiation, temperature extremes, gravitational fluxuations and other
: concerns of long term spaceflight. 
: And therein lies the key: if molecular biology technology progresses at a
: similar rate to space sciences and physics which should culmiinate in
: planetary migration we will not have too many concerns about
: overpopulation.

: -- 
: Harry J. Banaharis 
: bioware at ozonline.com.au

Harry J. Banaharis (bioware at ozonline.com.au) wrote:
: It is a facet of man's evolution that he will soon be able to tamper with
: that evolution. Although the process of immortalization may be gradual, ie
: initially we will have the capacity to deal with any disease whether
: inherent or induced, this may increase human lifespan by up to 20%. This
: will be followed by genetic modification/enhancement which will deal with
: ageing on a molecular level (once we are able to understand the
: mechanics). Interesting research is being performed with the enzyme
: telomerase which is predominantly found in immortal cells - cells which
: have become malignant or in germ lines (cells of the testes and ovaries). 

: It may not be for quite some time when man actually changes as a species
: by changing his own genome so radically that he becomes immortal as well
: as host of other enhancements such as resistance to high levels of
: radiation, temperature extremes, gravitational fluxuations and other
: concerns of long term spaceflight. 
: And therein lies the key: if molecular biology technology progresses at a
: similar rate to space sciences and physics which should culmiinate in
: planetary migration we will not have too many concerns about
: overpopulation.

: -- 
: Harry J. Banaharis 
: bioware at ozonline.com.au

Harry J. Banaharis (bioware at ozonline.com.au) wrote:
: It is a facet of man's evolution that he will soon be able to tamper with
: that evolution. Although the process of immortalization may be gradual, ie
: initially we will have the capacity to deal with any disease whether
: inherent or induced, this may increase human lifespan by up to 20%. This
: will be followed by genetic modification/enhancement which will deal with
: ageing on a molecular level (once we are able to understand the
: mechanics). Interesting research is being performed with the enzyme
: telomerase which is predominantly found in immortal cells - cells which
: have become malignant or in germ lines (cells of the testes and ovaries). 

: It may not be for quite some time when man actually changes as a species
: by changing his own genome so radically that he becomes immortal as well
: as host of other enhancements such as resistance to high levels of
: radiation, temperature extremes, gravitational fluxuations and other
: concerns of long term spaceflight. 
: And therein lies the key: if molecular biology technology progresses at a
: similar rate to space sciences and physics which should culmiinate in
: planetary migration we will not have too many concerns about
: overpopulation.

: -- 
: Harry J. Banaharis 
: bioware at ozonline.com.au

Harry J. Banaharis (bioware at ozonline.com.au) wrote:
: It is a facet of man's evolution that he will soon be able to tamper with
: that evolution. Although the process of immortalization may be gradual, ie
: initially we will have the capacity to deal with any disease whether
: inherent or induced, this may increase human lifespan by up to 20%. This
: will be followed by genetic modification/enhancement which will deal with
: ageing on a molecular level (once we are able to understand the
: mechanics). Interesting research is being performed with the enzyme
: telomerase which is predominantly found in immortal cells - cells which
: have become malignant or in germ lines (cells of the testes and ovaries). 

: It may not be for quite some time when man actually changes as a species
: by changing his own genome so radically that he becomes immortal as well
: as host of other enhancements such as resistance to high levels of
: radiation, temperature extremes, gravitational fluxuations and other
: concerns of long term spaceflight. 
: And therein lies the key: if molecular biology technology progresses at a
: similar rate to space sciences and physics which should culmiinate in
: planetary migration we will not have too many concerns about
: overpopulation.

: -- 
: Harry J. Banaharis 
: bioware at ozonline.com.au

Harry J. Banaharis (bioware at ozonline.com.au) wrote:
: It is a facet of man's evolution that he will soon be able to tamper with
: that evolution. Although the process of immortalization may be gradual, ie
: initially we will have the capacity to deal with any disease whether
: inherent or induced, this may increase human lifespan by up to 20%. This
: will be followed by genetic modification/enhancement which will deal with
: ageing on a molecular level (once we are able to understand the
: mechanics). Interesting research is being performed with the enzyme
: telomerase which is predominantly found in immortal cells - cells which
: have become malignant or in germ lines (cells of the testes and ovaries). 

: It may not be for quite some time when man actually changes as a species
: by changing his own genome so radically that he becomes immortal as well
: as host of other enhancements such as resistance to high levels of
: radiation, temperature extremes, gravitational fluxuations and other
: concerns of long term spaceflight. 
: And therein lies the key: if molecular biology technology progresses at a
: similar rate to space sciences and physics which should culmiinate in
: planetary migration we will not have too many concerns about
: overpopulation.

: -- 
: Harry J. Banaharis 
: bioware at ozonline.com.au

Harry J. Banaharis (bioware at ozonline.com.au) wrote:
: It is a facet of man's evolution that he will soon be able to tamper with
: that evolution. Although the process of immortalization may be gradual, ie
: initially we will have the capacity to deal with any disease whether
: inherent or induced, this may increase human lifespan by up to 20%. This
: will be followed by genetic modification/enhancement which will deal with
: ageing on a molecular level (once we are able to understand the
: mechanics). Interesting research is being performed with the enzyme
: telomerase which is predominantly found in immortal cells - cells which
: have become malignant or in germ lines (cells of the testes and ovaries). 

: It may not be for quite some time when man actually changes as a species
: by changing his own genome so radically that he becomes immortal as well
: as host of other enhancements such as resistance to high levels of
: radiation, temperature extremes, gravitational fluxuations and other
: concerns of long term spaceflight. 
: And therein lies the key: if molecular biology technology progresses at a
: similar rate to space sciences and physics which should culmiinate in
: planetary migration we will not have too many concerns about
: overpopulation.

: -- 
: Harry J. Banaharis 
: bioware at ozonline.com.au

Harry J. Banaharis (bioware at ozonline.com.au) wrote:
: It is a facet of man's evolution that he will soon be able to tamper with
: that evolution. Although the process of immortalization may be gradual, ie
: initially we will have the capacity to deal with any disease whether
: inherent or induced, this may increase human lifespan by up to 20%. This
: will be followed by genetic modification/enhancement which will deal with
: ageing on a molecular level (once we are able to understand the
: mechanics). Interesting research is being performed with the enzyme
: telomerase which is predominantly found in immortal cells - cells which
: have become malignant or in germ lines (cells of the testes and ovaries). 

: It may not be for quite some time when man actually changes as a species
: by changing his own genome so radically that he becomes immortal as well
: as host of other enhancements such as resistance to high levels of
: radiation, temperature extremes, gravitational fluxuations and other
: concerns of long term spaceflight. 
: And therein lies the key: if molecular biology technology progresses at a
: similar rate to space sciences and physics which should culmiinate in
: planetary migration we will not have too many concerns about
: overpopulation.

: -- 
: Harry J. Banaharis 
: bioware at ozonline.com.au

Harry J. Banaharis (bioware at ozonline.com.au) wrote:
: It is a facet of man's evolution that he will soon be able to tamper with
: that evolution. Although the process of immortalization may be gradual, ie
: initially we will have the capacity to deal with any disease whether
: inherent or induced, this may increase human lifespan by up to 20%. This
: will be followed by genetic modification/enhancement which will deal with
: ageing on a molecular level (once we are able to understand the
: mechanics). Interesting research is being performed with the enzyme
: telomerase which is predominantly found in immortal cells - cells which
: have become malignant or in germ lines (cells of the testes and ovaries). 

: It may not be for quite some time when man actually changes as a species
: by changing his own genome so radically that he becomes immortal as well
: as host of other enhancements such as resistance to high levels of
: radiation, temperature extremes, gravitational fluxuations and other
: concerns of long term spaceflight. 
: And therein lies the key: if molecular biology technology progresses at a
: similar rate to space sciences and physics which should culmiinate in
: planetary migration we will not have too many concerns about
: overpopulation.

: -- 
: Harry J. Banaharis 
: bioware at ozonline.com.au

Harry J. Banaharis (bioware at ozonline.com.au) wrote:
: It is a facet of man's evolution that he will soon be able to tamper with
: that evolution. Although the process of immortalization may be gradual, ie
: initially we will have the capacity to deal with any disease whether
: inherent or induced, this may increase human lifespan by up to 20%. This
: will be followed by genetic modification/enhancement which will deal with
: ageing on a molecular level (once we are able to understand the
: mechanics). Interesting research is being performed with the enzyme
: telomerase which is predominantly found in immortal cells - cells which
: have become malignant or in germ lines (cells of the testes and ovaries). 

: It may not be for quite some time when man actually changes as a species
: by changing his own genome so radically that he becomes immortal as well
: as host of other enhancements such as resistance to high levels of
: radiation, temperature extremes, gravitational fluxuations and other
: concerns of long term spaceflight. 
: And therein lies the key: if molecular biology technology progresses at a
: similar rate to space sciences and physics which should culmiinate in
: planetary migration we will not have too many concerns about
: overpopulation.

: -- 
: Harry J. Banaharis 
: bioware at ozonline.com.au

Harry J. Banaharis (bioware at ozonline.com.au) wrote:
: It is a facet of man's evolution that he will soon be able to tamper with
: that evolution. Although the process of immortalization may be gradual, ie
: initially we will have the capacity to deal with any disease whether
: inherent or induced, this may increase human lifespan by up to 20%. This
: will be followed by genetic modification/enhancement which will deal with
: ageing on a molecular level (once we are able to understand the
: mechanics). Interesting research is being performed with the enzyme
: telomerase which is predominantly found in immortal cells - cells which
: have become malignant or in germ lines (cells of the testes and ovaries). 

: It may not be for quite some time when man actually changes as a species
: by changing his own genome so radically that he becomes immortal as well
: as host of other enhancements such as resistance to high levels of
: radiation, temperature extremes, gravitational fluxuations and other
: concerns of long term spaceflight. 
: And therein lies the key: if molecular biology technology progresses at a
: similar rate to space sciences and physics which should culmiinate in
: planetary migration we will not have too many concerns about
: overpopulation.

: -- 
: Harry J. Banaharis 
: bioware at ozonline.com.au

Harry J. Banaharis (bioware at ozonline.com.au) wrote:
: It is a facet of man's evolution that he will soon be able to tamper with
: that evolution. Although the process of immortalization may be gradual, ie
: initially we will have the capacity to deal with any disease whether
: inherent or induced, this may increase human lifespan by up to 20%. This
: will be followed by genetic modification/enhancement which will deal with
: ageing on a molecular level (once we are able to understand the
: mechanics). Interesting research is being performed with the enzyme
: telomerase which is predominantly found in immortal cells - cells which
: have become malignant or in germ lines (cells of the testes and ovaries). 

: It may not be for quite some time when man actually changes as a species
: by changing his own genome so radically that he becomes immortal as well
: as host of other enhancements such as resistance to high levels of
: radiation, temperature extremes, gravitational fluxuations and other
: concerns of long term spaceflight. 
: And therein lies the key: if molecular biology technology progresses at a
: similar rate to space sciences and physics which should culmiinate in
: planetary migration we will not have too many concerns about
: overpopulation.

: -- 
: Harry J. Banaharis 
: bioware at ozonline.com.au

Harry J. Banaharis (bioware at ozonline.com.au) wrote:
: It is a facet of man's evolution that he will soon be able to tamper with
: that evolution. Although the process of immortalization may be gradual, ie
: initially we will have the capacity to deal with any disease whether
: inherent or induced, this may increase human lifespan by up to 20%. This
: will be followed by genetic modification/enhancement which will deal with
: ageing on a molecular level (once we are able to understand the
: mechanics). Interesting research is being performed with the enzyme
: telomerase which is predominantly found in immortal cells - cells which
: have become malignant or in germ lines (cells of the testes and ovaries). 

: It may not be for quite some time when man actually changes as a species
: by changing his own genome so radically that he becomes immortal as well
: as host of other enhancements such as resistance to high levels of
: radiation, temperature extremes, gravitational fluxuations and other
: concerns of long term spaceflight. 
: And therein lies the key: if molecular biology technology progresses at a
: similar rate to space sciences and physics which should culmiinate in
: planetary migration we will not have too many concerns about
: overpopulation.

: -- 
: Harry J. Banaharis 
: bioware at ozonline.com.au

Harry J. Banaharis (bioware at ozonline.com.au) wrote:
: It is a facet of man's evolution that he will soon be able to tamper with
: that evolution. Although the process of immortalization may be gradual, ie
: initially we will have the capacity to deal with any disease whether
: inherent or induced, this may increase human lifespan by up to 20%. This
: will be followed by genetic modification/enhancement which will deal with
: ageing on a molecular level (once we are able to understand the
: mechanics). Interesting research is being performed with the enzyme
: telomerase which is predominantly found in immortal cells - cells which
: have become malignant or in germ lines (cells of the testes and ovaries). 

: It may not be for quite some time when man actually changes as a species
: by changing his own genome so radically that he becomes immortal as well
: as host of other enhancements such as resistance to high levels of
: radiation, temperature extremes, gravitational fluxuations and other
: concerns of long term spaceflight. 
: And therein lies the key: if molecular biology technology progresses at a
: similar rate to space sciences and physics which should culmiinate in
: planetary migration we will not have too many concerns about
: overpopulation.

: -- 
: Harry J. Banaharis 
: bioware at ozonline.com.au

Harry J. Banaharis (bioware at ozonline.com.au) wrote:
: It is a facet of man's evolution that he will soon be able to tamper with
: that evolution. Although the process of immortalization may be gradual, ie
: initially we will have the capacity to deal with any disease whether
: inherent or induced, this may increase human lifespan by up to 20%. This
: will be followed by genetic modification/enhancement which will deal with
: ageing on a molecular level (once we are able to understand the
: mechanics). Interesting research is being performed with the enzyme
: telomerase which is predominantly found in immortal cells - cells which
: have become malignant or in germ lines (cells of the testes and ovaries). 

: It may not be for quite some time when man actually changes as a species
: by changing his own genome so radically that he becomes immortal as well
: as host of other enhancements such as resistance to high levels of
: radiation, temperature extremes, gravitational fluxuations and other
: concerns of long term spaceflight. 
: And therein lies the key: if molecular biology technology progresses at a
: similar rate to space sciences and physics which should culmiinate in
: planetary migration we will not have too many concerns about
: overpopulation.

: -- 
: Harry J. Banaharis 
: bioware at ozonline.com.au

Harry J. Banaharis (bioware at ozonline.com.au) wrote:
: It is a facet of man's evolution that he will soon be able to tamper with
: that evolution. Although the process of immortalization may be gradual, ie
: initially we will have the capacity to deal with any disease whether
: inherent or induced, this may increase human lifespan by up to 20%. This
: will be followed by genetic modification/enhancement which will deal with
: ageing on a molecular level (once we are able to understand the
: mechanics). Interesting research is being performed with the enzyme
: telomerase which is predominantly found in immortal cells - cells which
: have become malignant or in germ lines (cells of the testes and ovaries). 

: It may not be for quite some time when man actually changes as a species
: by changing his own genome so radically that he becomes immortal as well
: as host of other enhancements such as resistance to high levels of
: radiation, temperature extremes, gravitational fluxuations and other
: concerns of long term spaceflight. 
: And therein lies the key: if molecular biology technology progresses at a
: similar rate to space sciences and physics which should culmiinate in
: planetary migration we will not have too many concerns about
: overpopulation.

: -- 
: Harry J. Banaharis 
: bioware at ozonline.com.au

Harry J. Banaharis (bioware at ozonline.com.au) wrote:
: It is a facet of man's evolution that he will soon be able to tamper with
: that evolution. Although the process of immortalization may be gradual, ie
: initially we will have the capacity to deal with any disease whether
: inherent or induced, this may increase human lifespan by up to 20%. This
: will be followed by genetic modification/enhancement which will deal with
: ageing on a molecular level (once we are able to understand the
: mechanics). Interesting research is being performed with the enzyme
: telomerase which is predominantly found in immortal cells - cells which
: have become malignant or in germ lines (cells of the testes and ovaries). 

: It may not be for quite some time when man actually changes as a species
: by changing his own genome so radically that he becomes immortal as well
: as host of other enhancements such as resistance to high levels of
: radiation, temperature extremes, gravitational fluxuations and other
: concerns of long term spaceflight. 
: And therein lies the key: if molecular biology technology progresses at a
: similar rate to space sciences and physics which should culmiinate in
: planetary migration we will not have too many concerns about
: overpopulation.

: -- 
: Harry J. Banaharis 
: bioware at ozonline.com.au

Harry J. Banaharis (bioware at ozonline.com.au) wrote:
: It is a facet of man's evolution that he will soon be able to tamper with
: that evolution. Although the process of immortalization may be gradual, ie
: initially we will have the capacity to deal with any disease whether
: inherent or induced, this may increase human lifespan by up to 20%. This
: will be followed by genetic modification/enhancement which will deal with
: ageing on a molecular level (once we are able to understand the
: mechanics). Interesting research is being performed with the enzyme
: telomerase which is predominantly found in immortal cells - cells which
: have become malignant or in germ lines (cells of the testes and ovaries). 

: It may not be for quite some time when man actually changes as a species
: by changing his own genome so radically that he becomes immortal as well
: as host of other enhancements such as resistance to high levels of
: radiation, temperature extremes, gravitational fluxuations and other
: concerns of long term spaceflight. 
: And therein lies the key: if molecular biology technology progresses at a
: similar rate to space sciences and physics which should culmiinate in
: planetary migration we will not have too many concerns about
: overpopulation.

: -- 
: Harry J. Banaharis 
: bioware at ozonline.com.au

Harry J. Banaharis (bioware at ozonline.com.au) wrote:
: It is a facet of man's evolution that he will soon be able to tamper with
: that evolution. Although the process of immortalization may be gradual, ie
: initially we will have the capacity to deal with any disease whether
: inherent or induced, this may increase human lifespan by up to 20%. This
: will be followed by genetic modification/enhancement which will deal with
: ageing on a molecular level (once we are able to understand the
: mechanics). Interesting research is being performed with the enzyme
: telomerase which is predominantly found in immortal cells - cells which
: have become malignant or in germ lines (cells of the testes and ovaries). 

: It may not be for quite some time when man actually changes as a species
: by changing his own genome so radically that he becomes immortal as well
: as host of other enhancements such as resistance to high levels of
: radiation, temperature extremes, gravitational fluxuations and other
: concerns of long term spaceflight. 
: And therein lies the key: if molecular biology technology progresses at a
: similar rate to space sciences and physics which should culmiinate in
: planetary migration we will not have too many concerns about
: overpopulation.

: -- 
: Harry J. Banaharis 
: bioware at ozonline.com.au

Harry J. Banaharis (bioware at ozonline.com.au) wrote:
: It is a facet of man's evolution that he will soon be able to tamper with
: that evolution. Although the process of immortalization may be gradual, ie
: initially we will have the capacity to deal with any disease whether
: inherent or induced, this may increase human lifespan by up to 20%. This
: will be followed by genetic modification/enhancement which will deal with
: ageing on a molecular level (once we are able to understand the
: mechanics). Interesting research is being performed with the enzyme
: telomerase which is predominantly found in immortal cells - cells which
: have become malignant or in germ lines (cells of the testes and ovaries). 

: It may not be for quite some time when man actually changes as a species
: by changing his own genome so radically that he becomes immortal as well
: as host of other enhancements such as resistance to high levels of
: radiation, temperature extremes, gravitational fluxuations and other
: concerns of long term spaceflight. 
: And therein lies the key: if molecular biology technology progresses at a
: similar rate to space sciences and physics which should culmiinate in
: planetary migration we will not have too many concerns about
: overpopulation.

: -- 
: Harry J. Banaharis 
: bioware at ozonline.com.au

Harry J. Banaharis (bioware at ozonline.com.au) wrote:
: It is a facet of man's evolution that he will soon be able to tamper with
: that evolution. Although the process of immortalization may be gradual, ie
: initially we will have the capacity to deal with any disease whether
: inherent or induced, this may increase human lifespan by up to 20%. This
: will be followed by genetic modification/enhancement which will deal with
: ageing on a molecular level (once we are able to understand the
: mechanics). Interesting research is being performed with the enzyme
: telomerase which is predominantly found in immortal cells - cells which
: have become malignant or in germ lines (cells of the testes and ovaries). 

: It may not be for quite some time when man actually changes as a species
: by changing his own genome so radically that he becomes immortal as well
: as host of other enhancements such as resistance to high levels of
: radiation, temperature extremes, gravitational fluxuations and other
: concerns of long term spaceflight. 
: And therein lies the key: if molecular biology technology progresses at a
: similar rate to space sciences and physics which should culmiinate in
: planetary migration we will not have too many concerns about
: overpopulation.

: -- 
: Harry J. Banaharis 
: bioware at ozonline.com.au

Harry J. Banaharis (bioware at ozonline.com.au) wrote:
: It is a facet of man's evolution that he will soon be able to tamper with
: that evolution. Although the process of immortalization may be gradual, ie
: initially we will have the capacity to deal with any disease whether
: inherent or induced, this may increase human lifespan by up to 20%. This
: will be followed by genetic modification/enhancement which will deal with
: ageing on a molecular level (once we are able to understand the
: mechanics). Interesting research is being performed with the enzyme
: telomerase which is predominantly found in immortal cells - cells which
: have become malignant or in germ lines (cells of the testes and ovaries). 

: It may not be for quite some time when man actually changes as a species
: by changing his own genome so radically that he becomes immortal as well
: as host of other enhancements such as resistance to high levels of
: radiation, temperature extremes, gravitational fluxuations and other
: concerns of long term spaceflight. 
: And therein lies the key: if molecular biology technology progresses at a
: similar rate to space sciences and physics which should culmiinate in
: planetary migration we will not have too many concerns about
: overpopulation.

: -- 
: Harry J. Banaharis 
: bioware at ozonline.com.au

Harry J. Banaharis (bioware at ozonline.com.au) wrote:
: It is a facet of man's evolution that he will soon be able to tamper with
: that evolution. Although the process of immortalization may be gradual, ie
: initially we will have the capacity to deal with any disease whether
: inherent or induced, this may increase human lifespan by up to 20%. This
: will be followed by genetic modification/enhancement which will deal with
: ageing on a molecular level (once we are able to understand the
: mechanics). Interesting research is being performed with the enzyme
: telomerase which is predominantly found in immortal cells - cells which
: have become malignant or in germ lines (cells of the testes and ovaries). 

: It may not be for quite some time when man actually changes as a species
: by changing his own genome so radically that he becomes immortal as well
: as host of other enhancements such as resistance to high levels of
: radiation, temperature extremes, gravitational fluxuations and other
: concerns of long term spaceflight. 
: And therein lies the key: if molecular biology technology progresses at a
: similar rate to space sciences and physics which should culmiinate in
: planetary migration we will not have too many concerns about
: overpopulation.

: -- 
: Harry J. Banaharis 
: bioware at ozonline.com.au

Harry J. Banaharis (bioware at ozonline.com.au) wrote:
: It is a facet of man's evolution that he will soon be able to tamper with
: that evolution. Although the process of immortalization may be gradual, ie
: initially we will have the capacity to deal with any disease whether
: inherent or induced, this may increase human lifespan by up to 20%. This
: will be followed by genetic modification/enhancement which will deal with
: ageing on a molecular level (once we are able to understand the
: mechanics). Interesting research is being performed with the enzyme
: telomerase which is predominantly found in immortal cells - cells which
: have become malignant or in germ lines (cells of the testes and ovaries). 

: It may not be for quite some time when man actually changes as a species
: by changing his own genome so radically that he becomes immortal as well
: as host of other enhancements such as resistance to high levels of
: radiation, temperature extremes, gravitational fluxuations and other
: concerns of long term spaceflight. 
: And therein lies the key: if molecular biology technology progresses at a
: similar rate to space sciences and physics which should culmiinate in
: planetary migration we will not have too many concerns about
: overpopulation.

: -- 
: Harry J. Banaharis 
: bioware at ozonline.com.au

Harry J. Banaharis (bioware at ozonline.com.au) wrote:
: It is a facet of man's evolution that he will soon be able to tamper with
: that evolution. Although the process of immortalization may be gradual, ie
: initially we will have the capacity to deal with any disease whether
: inherent or induced, this may increase human lifespan by up to 20%. This
: will be followed by genetic modification/enhancement which will deal with
: ageing on a molecular level (once we are able to understand the
: mechanics). Interesting research is being performed with the enzyme
: telomerase which is predominantly found in immortal cells - cells which
: have become malignant or in germ lines (cells of the testes and ovaries). 

: It may not be for quite some time when man actually changes as a species
: by changing his own genome so radically that he becomes immortal as well
: as host of other enhancements such as resistance to high levels of
: radiation, temperature extremes, gravitational fluxuations and other
: concerns of long term spaceflight. 
: And therein lies the key: if molecular biology technology progresses at a
: similar rate to space sciences and physics which should culmiinate in
: planetary migration we will not have too many concerns about
: overpopulation.

: -- 
: Harry J. Banaharis 
: bioware at ozonline.com.au

Harry J. Banaharis (bioware at ozonline.com.au) wrote:
: It is a facet of man's evolution that he will soon be able to tamper with
: that evolution. Although the process of immortalization may be gradual, ie
: initially we will have the capacity to deal with any disease whether
: inherent or induced, this may increase human lifespan by up to 20%. This
: will be followed by genetic modification/enhancement which will deal with
: ageing on a molecular level (once we are able to understand the
: mechanics). Interesting research is being performed with the enzyme
: telomerase which is predominantly found in immortal cells - cells which
: have become malignant or in germ lines (cells of the testes and ovaries). 

: It may not be for quite some time when man actually changes as a species
: by changing his own genome so radically that he becomes immortal as well
: as host of other enhancements such as resistance to high levels of
: radiation, temperature extremes, gravitational fluxuations and other
: concerns of long term spaceflight. 
: And therein lies the key: if molecular biology technology progresses at a
: similar rate to space sciences and physics which should culmiinate in
: planetary migration we will not have too many concerns about
: overpopulation.

: -- 
: Harry J. Banaharis 
: bioware at ozonline.com.au

Harry J. Banaharis (bioware at ozonline.com.au) wrote:
: It is a facet of man's evolution that he will soon be able to tamper with
: that evolution. Although the process of immortalization may be gradual, ie
: initially we will have the capacity to deal with any disease whether
: inherent or induced, this may increase human lifespan by up to 20%. This
: will be followed by genetic modification/enhancement which will deal with
: ageing on a molecular level (once we are able to understand the
: mechanics). Interesting research is being performed with the enzyme
: telomerase which is predominantly found in immortal cells - cells which
: have become malignant or in germ lines (cells of the testes and ovaries). 

: It may not be for quite some time when man actually changes as a species
: by changing his own genome so radically that he becomes immortal as well
: as host of other enhancements such as resistance to high levels of
: radiation, temperature extremes, gravitational fluxuations and other
: concerns of long term spaceflight. 
: And therein lies the key: if molecular biology technology progresses at a
: similar rate to space sciences and physics which should culmiinate in
: planetary migration we will not have too many concerns about
: overpopulation.

: -- 
: Harry J. Banaharis 
: bioware at ozonline.com.au

Harry J. Banaharis (bioware at ozonline.com.au) wrote:
: It is a facet of man's evolution that he will soon be able to tamper with
: that evolution. Although the process of immortalization may be gradual, ie
: initially we will have the capacity to deal with any disease whether
: inherent or induced, this may increase human lifespan by up to 20%. This
: will be followed by genetic modification/enhancement which will deal with
: ageing on a molecular level (once we are able to understand the
: mechanics). Interesting research is being performed with the enzyme
: telomerase which is predominantly found in immortal cells - cells which
: have become malignant or in germ lines (cells of the testes and ovaries). 

: It may not be for quite some time when man actually changes as a species
: by changing his own genome so radically that he becomes immortal as well
: as host of other enhancements such as resistance to high levels of
: radiation, temperature extremes, gravitational fluxuations and other
: concerns of long term spaceflight. 
: And therein lies the key: if molecular biology technology progresses at a
: similar rate to space sciences and physics which should culmiinate in
: planetary migration we will not have too many concerns about
: overpopulation.

: -- 
: Harry J. Banaharis 
: bioware at ozonline.com.au

Harry J. Banaharis (bioware at ozonline.com.au) wrote:
: It is a facet of man's evolution that he will soon be able to tamper with
: that evolution. Although the process of immortalization may be gradual, ie
: initially we will have the capacity to deal with any disease whether
: inherent or induced, this may increase human lifespan by up to 20%. This
: will be followed by genetic modification/enhancement which will deal with
: ageing on a molecular level (once we are able to understand the
: mechanics). Interesting research is being performed with the enzyme
: telomerase which is predominantly found in immortal cells - cells which
: have become malignant or in germ lines (cells of the testes and ovaries). 

: It may not be for quite some time when man actually changes as a species
: by changing his own genome so radically that he becomes immortal as well
: as host of other enhancements such as resistance to high levels of
: radiation, temperature extremes, gravitational fluxuations and other
: concerns of long term spaceflight. 
: And therein lies the key: if molecular biology technology progresses at a
: similar rate to space sciences and physics which should culmiinate in
: planetary migration we will not have too many concerns about
: overpopulation.

: -- 
: Harry J. Banaharis 
: bioware at ozonline.com.au

Harry J. Banaharis (bioware at ozonline.com.au) wrote:
: It is a facet of man's evolution that he will soon be able to tamper with
: that evolution. Although the process of immortalization may be gradual, ie
: initially we will have the capacity to deal with any disease whether
: inherent or induced, this may increase human lifespan by up to 20%. This
: will be followed by genetic modification/enhancement which will deal with
: ageing on a molecular level (once we are able to understand the
: mechanics). Interesting research is being performed with the enzyme
: telomerase which is predominantly found in immortal cells - cells which
: have become malignant or in germ lines (cells of the testes and ovaries). 

: It may not be for quite some time when man actually changes as a species
: by changing his own genome so radically that he becomes immortal as well
: as host of other enhancements such as resistance to high levels of
: radiation, temperature extremes, gravitational fluxuations and other
: concerns of long term spaceflight. 
: And therein lies the key: if molecular biology technology progresses at a
: similar rate to space sciences and physics which should culmiinate in
: planetary migration we will not have too many concerns about
: overpopulation.

: -- 
: Harry J. Banaharis 
: bioware at ozonline.com.au

Harry J. Banaharis (bioware at ozonline.com.au) wrote:
: It is a facet of man's evolution that he will soon be able to tamper with
: that evolution. Although the process of immortalization may be gradual, ie
: initially we will have the capacity to deal with any disease whether
: inherent or induced, this may increase human lifespan by up to 20%. This
: will be followed by genetic modification/enhancement which will deal with
: ageing on a molecular level (once we are able to understand the
: mechanics). Interesting research is being performed with the enzyme
: telomerase which is predominantly found in immortal cells - cells which
: have become malignant or in germ lines (cells of the testes and ovaries). 

: It may not be for quite some time when man actually changes as a species
: by changing his own genome so radically that he becomes immortal as well
: as host of other enhancements such as resistance to high levels of
: radiation, temperature extremes, gravitational fluxuations and other
: concerns of long term spaceflight. 
: And therein lies the key: if molecular biology technology progresses at a
: similar rate to space sciences and physics which should culmiinate in
: planetary migration we will not have too many concerns about
: overpopulation.

: -- 
: Harry J. Banaharis 
: bioware at ozonline.com.au

Harry J. Banaharis (bioware at ozonline.com.au) wrote:
: It is a facet of man's evolution that he will soon be able to tamper with
: that evolution. Although the process of immortalization may be gradual, ie
: initially we will have the capacity to deal with any disease whether
: inherent or induced, this may increase human lifespan by up to 20%. This
: will be followed by genetic modification/enhancement which will deal with
: ageing on a molecular level (once we are able to understand the
: mechanics). Interesting research is being performed with the enzyme
: telomerase which is predominantly found in immortal cells - cells which
: have become malignant or in germ lines (cells of the testes and ovaries). 

: It may not be for quite some time when man actually changes as a species
: by changing his own genome so radically that he becomes immortal as well
: as host of other enhancements such as resistance to high levels of
: radiation, temperature extremes, gravitational fluxuations and other
: concerns of long term spaceflight. 
: And therein lies the key: if molecular biology technology progresses at a
: similar rate to space sciences and physics which should culmiinate in
: planetary migration we will not have too many concerns about
: overpopulation.

: -- 
: Harry J. Banaharis 
: bioware at ozonline.com.au

Harry J. Banaharis (bioware at ozonline.com.au) wrote:
: It is a facet of man's evolution that he will soon be able to tamper with
: that evolution. Although the process of immortalization may be gradual, ie
: initially we will have the capacity to deal with any disease whether
: inherent or induced, this may increase human lifespan by up to 20%. This
: will be followed by genetic modification/enhancement which will deal with
: ageing on a molecular level (once we are able to understand the
: mechanics). Interesting research is being performed with the enzyme
: telomerase which is predominantly found in immortal cells - cells which
: have become malignant or in germ lines (cells of the testes and ovaries). 

: It may not be for quite some time when man actually changes as a species
: by changing his own genome so radically that he becomes immortal as well
: as host of other enhancements such as resistance to high levels of
: radiation, temperature extremes, gravitational fluxuations and other
: concerns of long term spaceflight. 
: And therein lies the key: if molecular biology technology progresses at a
: similar rate to space sciences and physics which should culmiinate in
: planetary migration we will not have too many concerns about
: overpopulation.

: -- 
: Harry J. Banaharis 
: bioware at ozonline.com.au

Harry J. Banaharis (bioware at ozonline.com.au) wrote:
: It is a facet of man's evolution that he will soon be able to tamper with
: that evolution. Although the process of immortalization may be gradual, ie
: initially we will have the capacity to deal with any disease whether
: inherent or induced, this may increase human lifespan by up to 20%. This
: will be followed by genetic modification/enhancement which will deal with
: ageing on a molecular level (once we are able to understand the
: mechanics). Interesting research is being performed with the enzyme
: telomerase which is predominantly found in immortal cells - cells which
: have become malignant or in germ lines (cells of the testes and ovaries). 

: It may not be for quite some time when man actually changes as a species
: by changing his own genome so radically that he becomes immortal as well
: as host of other enhancements such as resistance to high levels of
: radiation, temperature extremes, gravitational fluxuations and other
: concerns of long term spaceflight. 
: And therein lies the key: if molecular biology technology progresses at a
: similar rate to space sciences and physics which should culmiinate in
: planetary migration we will not have too many concerns about
: overpopulation.

: -- 
: Harry J. Banaharis 
: bioware at ozonline.com.au

Harry J. Banaharis (bioware at ozonline.com.au) wrote:
: It is a facet of man's evolution that he will soon be able to tamper with
: that evolution. Although the process of immortalization may be gradual, ie
: initially we will have the capacity to deal with any disease whether
: inherent or induced, this may increase human lifespan by up to 20%. This
: will be followed by genetic modification/enhancement which will deal with
: ageing on a molecular level (once we are able to understand the
: mechanics). Interesting research is being performed with the enzyme
: telomerase which is predominantly found in immortal cells - cells which
: have become malignant or in germ lines (cells of the testes and ovaries). 

: It may not be for quite some time when man actually changes as a species
: by changing his own genome so radically that he becomes immortal as well
: as host of other enhancements such as resistance to high levels of
: radiation, temperature extremes, gravitational fluxuations and other
: concerns of long term spaceflight. 
: And therein lies the key: if molecular biology technology progresses at a
: similar rate to space sciences and physics which should culmiinate in
: planetary migration we will not have too many concerns about
: overpopulation.

: -- 
: Harry J. Banaharis 
: bioware at ozonline.com.au

Harry J. Banaharis (bioware at ozonline.com.au) wrote:
: It is a facet of man's evolution that he will soon be able to tamper with
: that evolution. Although the process of immortalization may be gradual, ie
: initially we will have the capacity to deal with any disease whether
: inherent or induced, this may increase human lifespan by up to 20%. This
: will be followed by genetic modification/enhancement which will deal with
: ageing on a molecular level (once we are able to understand the
: mechanics). Interesting research is being performed with the enzyme
: telomerase which is predominantly found in immortal cells - cells which
: have become malignant or in germ lines (cells of the testes and ovaries). 

: It may not be for quite some time when man actually changes as a species
: by changing his own genome so radically that he becomes immortal as well
: as host of other enhancements such as resistance to high levels of
: radiation, temperature extremes, gravitational fluxuations and other
: concerns of long term spaceflight. 
: And therein lies the key: if molecular biology technology progresses at a
: similar rate to space sciences and physics which should culmiinate in
: planetary migration we will not have too many concerns about
: overpopulation.

: -- 
: Harry J. Banaharis 
: bioware at ozonline.com.au

Harry J. Banaharis (bioware at ozonline.com.au) wrote:
: It is a facet of man's evolution that he will soon be able to tamper with
: that evolution. Although the process of immortalization may be gradual, ie
: initially we will have the capacity to deal with any disease whether
: inherent or induced, this may increase human lifespan by up to 20%. This
: will be followed by genetic modification/enhancement which will deal with
: ageing on a molecular level (once we are able to understand the
: mechanics). Interesting research is being performed with the enzyme
: telomerase which is predominantly found in immortal cells - cells which
: have become malignant or in germ lines (cells of the testes and ovaries). 

: It may not be for quite some time when man actually changes as a species
: by changing his own genome so radically that he becomes immortal as well
: as host of other enhancements such as resistance to high levels of
: radiation, temperature extremes, gravitational fluxuations and other
: concerns of long term spaceflight. 
: And therein lies the key: if molecular biology technology progresses at a
: similar rate to space sciences and physics which should culmiinate in
: planetary migration we will not have too many concerns about
: overpopulation.

: -- 
: Harry J. Banaharis 
: bioware at ozonline.com.au

Harry J. Banaharis (bioware at ozonline.com.au) wrote:
: It is a facet of man's evolution that he will soon be able to tamper with
: that evolution. Although the process of immortalization may be gradual, ie
: initially we will have the capacity to deal with any disease whether
: inherent or induced, this may increase human lifespan by up to 20%. This
: will be followed by genetic modification/enhancement which will deal with
: ageing on a molecular level (once we are able to understand the
: mechanics). Interesting research is being performed with the enzyme
: telomerase which is predominantly found in immortal cells - cells which
: have become malignant or in germ lines (cells of the testes and ovaries). 

: It may not be for quite some time when man actually changes as a species
: by changing his own genome so radically that he becomes immortal as well
: as host of other enhancements such as resistance to high levels of
: radiation, temperature extremes, gravitational fluxuations and other
: concerns of long term spaceflight. 
: And therein lies the key: if molecular biology technology progresses at a
: similar rate to space sciences and physics which should culmiinate in
: planetary migration we will not have too many concerns about
: overpopulation.

: -- 
: Harry J. Banaharis 
: bioware at ozonline.com.au

Harry J. Banaharis (bioware at ozonline.com.au) wrote:
: It is a facet of man's evolution that he will soon be able to tamper with
: that evolution. Although the process of immortalization may be gradual, ie
: initially we will have the capacity to deal with any disease whether
: inherent or induced, this may increase human lifespan by up to 20%. This
: will be followed by genetic modification/enhancement which will deal with
: ageing on a molecular level (once we are able to understand the
: mechanics). Interesting research is being performed with the enzyme
: telomerase which is predominantly found in immortal cells - cells which
: have become malignant or in germ lines (cells of the testes and ovaries). 

: It may not be for quite some time when man actually changes as a species
: by changing his own genome so radically that he becomes immortal as well
: as host of other enhancements such as resistance to high levels of
: radiation, temperature extremes, gravitational fluxuations and other
: concerns of long term spaceflight. 
: And therein lies the key: if molecular biology technology progresses at a
: similar rate to space sciences and physics which should culmiinate in
: planetary migration we will not have too many concerns about
: overpopulation.

: -- 
: Harry J. Banaharis 
: bioware at ozonline.com.au
 It seems to me the tone of these threads is one of fear. Everyone is so 
worried about what bad things might happen if we live longer. This 
overpopulation thing is not new. I remember the late John Lennon 
becomming outraged when someone suggested he support zero population 
growth in the 60's. He pointed out that the only ones who were for it 
were allready born. Laws regarding sex have been historically unsucessful 
no matter how well reasoned. A good living standard has been the best 
birth control. If we live longer healthy lives in todays world we have a 
better chance of creating a better living standard for ourselves and 
others through better productivity due to increased skill of older 
individuals. We don't live in a static world. Every development brings 
about changes in everything else.
More later. Bye.
Luly




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