RE: extropians-digest V5 #125

From: Alejandro Dubrovsky (
Date: Mon May 08 2000 - 21:29:24 MDT

> > Life extension to me means to live at least a couple of
> > centuries. The planet holds so many wonders to investigate! EDC
> Roger that! Consider this: even Isaac Asimov missed the notion
> of life extension and some sort of singularity. Consider the
> Foundation
> trilogy. Generations came and went like sewer rats, with no steady
> breakthrus in medical technology. {8-[ Arthur C. Clarke, on the
> other hand, boldly predicted human immortality by 2100 in his
> remarkably prescient book Profiles of the Future. spike
He didn't really miss life extension. The martians (people that live in
mars) throughout his robot series routinely live to 200+ through, IIRC (i
haven't read asimov for a long time) through genetic engineering (same way
they get their stupid transducers in their ears). This supposedly made them
very conservative cos they had lots to lose by dying. This is why they are
outcompeted by the terrans in the space race.
Alejandro Dubrovsky

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