Misguided MSNBC Article on Immortality

Doug Bailey (Doug.Bailey@ey.com)
Thu, 30 Jul 1998 15:39:30 -0400

MSNBC's site has a suite of articles regarding aging. While some of the articles are informative for the average reader, the article on the implications of immortality is deplorable. The writer refers to such potentialities of immortality as "centuries-long anxiety attacks" and "decades of toilet training." In a more discretionary tone, the author shows how the conquering of the aging process would not ensure immortality. However, the author does not make the "transhumanism" jump to speculating about other technologies that would allow humanity to escape many of the traditional perils that governed the actuarial conclusions mentioned in the article.

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