Re: a to-do list for the next century

From: James Rogers (
Date: Mon Mar 27 2000 - 09:34:32 MST

On Mon, 27 Mar 2000, Cynthia wrote:
> > In that the pools of money originally referred to was in part from "(1) the
> > estimated fifteen trillion dollars that baby boomers stand to inherit from
> > the World War II generation," the baby boomers are most definitely
> > interested and involved in basic areas life extension. Cosmetic surgery,
> > fitness routines and lean figures may seem very mundane, but multi-track and
> > see these boomers a decade up the road and they will be lined up for
> > cryonics, and then a few more decades up the road and they may be lined up
> > to have their brains uploaded.
> > (end)
> That is true. However, look at how little money is being spent on obesity
> research, and that is something a quarter of Americans suffer from.

I am not sure that this research would be all that useful, since I would
estimate that 90+% of obesity in the U.S. is essentially environmental.
The small percentage of people who tend to be obese for medical reasons
are usually obese as a side-effect of some other problem i.e. obesity is a
symptom and not a problem in itself. The obesity problem in the U.S.
seems to be caused by a convergence of numerous environmental factors; the
majority of obesity will disappear by itself if you modify the environment.

Of course, this my personal speculation based on observation and is not
authoritative by any means.

-James Rogers

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