Re: life extension vs. natural law

Chris Wolcomb (
Tue, 19 Jan 1999 05:26:31 -0000

On Mon, 18 Jan 1999 12:39:39 Gina Miller wrote:
>I've read somewhere, that with nanotechnology and the issue of life >extention: one could plausably design the human body to an age of 3338 years. Once reaching that age, the body in it's present state of environment, could not physically last any longer due to nautural wear and tear.

Actually, aging is due now to natural wear and tear. Also, our bodies replace all of their composite atoms in less than a year. It is the strutural intelligence of our bodies that remains throughout this natural atomic replacement. Therefore, with a sufficiently detailed description of a youthful body, nanotechnology could very easily extend and maintain your human form indefinitely - certainly well past a mere 3338 years (which sounds suspiciosuly arbitrary to me).

Hope I can prove you wrong, by having this consveration with you at the Far Edge Party in a mere 200,000 years. By then, I'll probably have gotten bored with the human form, and gone on to something more capable of flight. :-)


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