Re: freedom vs even distribution

Cynthia (
Thu, 10 Jun 1999 19:34:33 -0700

Dan Clemmensen wrote:

> I think that the conclusion overlooks the likelihood of altruism
> among the potential immortals. If even one of the immortals has
> even the slightest amount of altruism, then the technology will
> be be disseminated to the populace as a whole. The argument against
> this assumes a zero-sum game in which a gain by the unwashed masses
> equates to a loss by an immortal. Information doesn't work this
> way.

It may very well be possible that the average person will not be able to handle the enhancements necessary to become 'immortal'.