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    You must remember that these will only be available to the richest and the higher ups. Cheap labor sources and the lower classes will most likely not have access.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Oski View Post
    You must remember that these will only be available to the richest and the higher ups. Cheap labor sources and the lower classes will most likely not have access.
    If so, then getting rich might be worth the effort afterall.
    Close observation may result in feelings of horror, wonder and awe at world you find yourself inhabiting.

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    in deed, increasing the quantity of one's resources/alternatives does allow one to improve the quality of one's life

    If so, then getting rich might be worth the effort afterall.

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    It isn't sustainable. Having less and less healthy people genetically and also who don't take care of themselves. Are we to dish out a million dollars a year to keep someone healthy? This is the reason health care costs are so absurd. There may be technology but there just aren't practical resources nor does it even seem moral to be some fat slob that can't say no to a cheesburger and needs the fat sucked out of them every month.

    The technology may be there but I don't see the average person being able to put it to any good use.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rainman View Post
    It isn't sustainable. Having less and less healthy people genetically and also who don't take care of themselves. Are we to dish out a million dollars a year to keep someone healthy? This is the reason health care costs are so absurd. There may be technology but there just aren't practical resources nor does it even seem moral to be some fat slob that can't say no to a cheesburger and needs the fat sucked out of them every month.

    The technology may be there but I don't see the average person being able to put it to any good use.

    Lei.talk is not talking about the Average person. He is talking about those who can afford it, which may be indeed also a bad thing. genetically inferior people will be able to live longer by spending money, and the older you are as someone with money the more money you can make. If some arab can spend 50 million on a house do you think he wont spend that to kepp himself , His family and his 5 best friends alive longer? There may come a day when rich people live to 110 and poor people to 75, or less.
    This is not implausible as long as the present economic dynamics persist.

    There are also great possibilities for germanics here and the fertile period for Women may be lengthened. If a woman can be in the shape of a 40 year old at age 60, then she may wish to have 5 kids instead of 2, all spaced out comfortably 5 years appart if she wants.


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    Whatever happened to just accepting your fate and dying?
    "The only way to get smarter is to play a smarter opponent."

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    Quote Originally Posted by BeornWulfWer View Post
    Whatever happened to just accepting your fate and dying?
    Goes against instinct

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Horned God View Post
    Immortality seems far fetched, but it may be possible to extend life by up to 30% by eating 30% less calories, at least it has been shown to work in mice, rats and dogs.
    The theory goes, that you slow your metabolism down by consumming only 1500-1800 calories a day and you live longer because you don't ware yourself out.

    The diet has several side-effects however, including lowered body temperature making it nesessary to sometimes ware gloves indoors, lowered libido, less energy generally and regular severe hunger pangs.

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    Exactly, we still need some calories to have enough energy to do our daily rutine, depends also in the kind of activities you do during the day, if you are a rugby player for example, you need calories by thousands, because you need a lot of energy.

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    Just catching up on some old threads here - very interesting!

    I note that since this one began another 5 years have elapsed so we're now only 20 years from immortality! However (please excuse my scepticism) I recall reading all kinds of stuff 30-odd years ago about how they'd have cured cancer by the 21st century (and a whole host of other ailments) but these deadlines come and go, unfulfilled, and are often followed by yet more predictions of a similar nature.

    Let's be honest, it isn't difficult to take some arbitrary date in the medium/distant future and make a claim that nobody can prove wrong at the moment and which most will have forgotten about when the time comes. I think a lot of this is about boosting peoples' hopes and if it's good for the public morale then fine, but I wouldn't make too many plans based on this kind of speculation

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    Quote Originally Posted by Godwinson View Post
    Just catching up on some old threads here - very interesting!

    I note that since this one began another 5 years have elapsed so we're now only 20 years from immortality! However (please excuse my scepticism) I recall reading all kinds of stuff 30-odd years ago about how they'd have cured cancer by the 21st century (and a whole host of other ailments) but these deadlines come and go, unfulfilled, and are often followed by yet more predictions of a similar nature.
    What the scientists who are researching immortality are saying is that immortality could be achieved as soon as 25 years from the time they start receiving sufficient funding. Since no such government research program is under way in either the U.S or Europe, I think we can assume that immortality is still "25 years away" and will remain so until that situation changes.

    You might find this interesting, its a short talk by one of those scientists who are trying to find "an end to ageing".

    Micheal Rae



    Here's something else, it's not about immortality per se but its about how you might stick around long enough to benefit from longeviety treatments when/if they are developed.
    How to live to be 90.
    Close observation may result in feelings of horror, wonder and awe at world you find yourself inhabiting.

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