Economist on the fearsome implications of life extension

From: Max More (
Date: Sat Dec 15 2001 - 23:05:49 MST

>That said, a large proportion of this group seemed to be betting on the
>life sciences more out of anxiety than logic. A surprising number
>believed—in some cases, passionately—that such an economic driver would
>somehow transform ageing into a curable disease. Oddly, this was seen to
>be a universal good. Nobody seemed to care about the fearsome implications
>of increased longevity.

Oh, boy, yes! Really fearsome. I just can't bear the thought of being alive
and healthy instead of dead and rotting.

Excerpt from:
The same—only more so?
Dec 6th 2001

In the last issue, we asked readers what technologies they thought would
propel the next big surge in economic activity. The most popular view was
that they will still be IT-based

Max More, Ph.D. or
Strategic Philosopher
President, Extropy Institute. <>

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