From: Stewart Brand <firstname.lastname@example.org>
>>Eliezer S. Yudkowsky wrote:
>>"I'm not a thousand years old; I'm a thousand years young!"
>More like a thousand years weary, jaded, tired, bored, suicidal.
>It's not even interesting being pretty and strong if everybody is
>pretty and strong.
>A thousand years wise might mean something. What, remains to be
>seen. The fiction writers so far assume a great interest in
>either aesthetics or history in coming methuselas. Might be.
Heinlein dealt with this in "Time Enough for Love", and had a
pretty good solution. Live a life, then rejuvenate and live a new
life as someone else.
I see effective parallels in my own life. I would love to "turn-
back-the-clock" and go to med school and maybe bioengineering or
nanotechnology, but being 43 and needing to keep a roof over my
head imposes limitations. Still I would probably make the
investment if I knew I was going to live to be 150, much less 1000.
Of course those tired of living can always remove themselves.
>Do read Sterling's HOLY FIRE.
Re-read it about once a year or so, love it.
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