Re: We're stuck with each other

From: Mike Lorrey (
Date: Tue Jan 22 2002 - 08:14:16 MST

Spike Jones wrote:
> Anders Sandberg wrote:
> > Given how fun we had at Spike's place at Extro 5, I look forward to the
> > appearance of us as a community of first generation immortals.
> Wasn't that a hoot? I still laugh out loud in my office when I think about
> that. My coworkers are growing suspicious.

I had a great time as well.

> > I think Harvey has an interesting point with that immortality may not
> > immediately become a hit. If there is some cost or trouble involved
> > (like a training regimen, or keeping a sufficiently dynamic mind)
> I see where he is coming from, but I suspect the actual problem
> may be the opposite. There could be wild chaos as the proletariat
> scramble for the treatment.
> I guess we have a precedent of sorts in the AIDS patients. There
> is a treatment available but it is very expensive. We haven't seen
> riots or anarchy in that group. But with immortality the stakes are
> turned up about 40 dB.

Ah, but with what we see with intellectual property rights with aids
drugs in the third world, we may still see cries of "Liquid Nitrogen for
the People!!!"

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