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Attitudes to life extension via genetic engineering

Brian C. Smith wordsmit at netcom.com
Thu Feb 16 00:49:29 EST 1995

Patrick O'Neil (patrick at corona) wrote:
: On Sun, 12 Feb 1995, John de Rivaz wrote:
:   The only remedy to all this is if EVERYONE accepted very strict, 
: worldwide birthcontrol regulations.  How likely is that?  The earth is a 

If I was going to live a LOT longer would I not have 
a much greater "long term" interest :) in restraining reproduction,
conserving and recycling resources, and engineering a way off
this one small planet?

With much more life to live would I not take my living more
seriously--and perhaps in time mature into a more responsible
being than I would otherwise.

My point being...pessimism based on current human "short-timer"
attitudes might turn out to be in part unfounded.

In otherwords, longer life might improve us enough to deal with
the consequences of human life better.

Just a thought for the pessimists out there.


solve but one puzzle: eternal life, and you will have time to
solve them all!

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