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Attitudes to life extension via genetic engineering

Patrick O'Neil patrick at corona
Sat Feb 18 01:00:52 EST 1995



On 17 Feb 1995, Rick Abrams wrote:

> >> 
> >> Drexler's ideas suggest a future of boundless wealth, opportunity and
> >> adventure, not for a few billion, but for trillions. Drexler's science
> >
> >I know of his fantasies....
> 
> Translation: 'I don't want what he wants.'  

OK, yes that is it, but...I'll wager my left testicle that the VAST 
majority of people would most definitely NOT want to live with TRILLIONS 
of other people.  People actually DO like their parks and wilderness 
areas.  They actually DO like wildlife and open land.  They actually 
DON'T want to pave the entire surface of the planet and kill off all 
non-humans.  

> 
> What kind of technical people are US universities turning out today
> anyway?
>  


They type who care about more than their own individual lives.  The type 
who wants comforts gained from technology yet not at the cost of the 
environment and other species.  The type that would rather have 
relationships and interactions with living, breathing creatures rather than 
machines and computers...leaving them for what they are:  tools.




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