Re: evolution and "I"

Anders Sandberg (
Fri, 30 Aug 1996 22:23:32 +0200 (MET DST)

On Fri, 30 Aug 1996 wrote:

> Hey, does anyone here think the boomers have the drive and selfishness
> to push for massive investment in age-delaying technology in their own
> lifetimes? Or are they all going to go zen and "age with grace--die
> content." Which do you prefer they do?

Well, judging from their previous behavior I would say they will first
turn towards "graceful breakdown" (there is already a growing market in
"zen" book with names "Death is necessary" and "The Circle of Life". But
it will not be enough, so I think there is a real potential for demands
in age-delaying and life extending technology. In fact, this will
probably be very significant.

The big question is: will the boomers get their life extension therapies
in time (i.e. will we have to deal with them forever?) or will the
therapies become significant too late?

Anders Sandberg Towards Ascension!
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