If you are dynamicly optimistic
of justice done by wishfull thinking
it is not useless;
it will bring just reward.
> Dynamic optimism is useful only insofar as believing it gets you to do
>things that help you acheive your goals. I should point out that Mr. Best is
>one of the most assiduous (but sensible) practitioners on the calorie
>restriction list, so his actions reflect a dynamic optimism and a real value
>on extended life.
Then let life have value enough not to end it!
>>> It is sometimes
>>>hard to remember that FOREVER includes 10exp10exp1000 years from now.
>>>Do I want to be alive in 10exp10exp1000 years?
>Nobody *knows* what they will want in even 200 years, never mind
I WILL WANT TO LIVE!
> Nobody's ever lived that long.
That can not be proven unless you know all people.
> People change over
>time, and we are, after all, only designed to go about 100 years max. Over
>periods longer than the existence of the human race, who knows what you'll
I do, I will be a living thing.
>At some point, you may want to check out.
I may want, but I will not let me die.
>I'm quite confident I want a very extended lifespan, but not so arrogant as
>to assume I want to live forever.
So now I'm arrogant for wanting not to die.
>I describe my current goal as "500 years
>with an option to extend".
I have had many unused options.
>I'll also point out that normal human existance is about 80 years with
>significant deterioration towards the end. There is, as yet, no *proof* that
>we can do better than that.
140 years is better and has been done.
>Plausible ideas, yes. Wild speculation, yes.
> But even saying that you will make it to 120 in full possession of your
>faculties is optimistic.
Faculties come and go;
at one point I had no teeth,
and I hope again to not need teeth.