Re: AGING: perhaps we are over the hump

From: Samantha Atkins (
Date: Sun Feb 17 2002 - 21:28:44 MST

Randy Smith wrote:

> On Sun, 17 Feb 2002 12:11:58 -0800 (PST), you wrote:

> The rest of the causes are mainly attributable to a combination of a
> young hormone-laden body, and a young brain, green in judgement. This
> combination, also, would no longer exist in the future we discuss.
> Sorry, but I don't see 200 yo quasi-immortals getting drunk and
> gettting in a car wreck. >

IIRC, only about half of auto deaths involve booze in any way.
So some 20K + fatalities a year would still theoretically be
present as long as unaugmented humans were driving in
conventional autos and transportation grids. If you ask me, the
number is high enough to rationally insist on telepresence.

- samantha

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