Re: Long Live the Flies

Scott Badger (
Tue, 2 Jun 1998 23:44:33 -0500

Damien Broderick wrote:

>Great news!
>> While some theorize that the approach could be used to create a
>>that would let us all live 40 percent longer — boosting average age from
>>to 110 — Phillips said that is not his intention. “There are too many
>>implications,” he said. “Already there are problems with old-age pensions,
>>for example.”
>Same old same old tragic misunderstanding. It's truly amazing how people
>*just can't get their heads around this crucial point . . .
>We're going to have to work *hard* on this default meme, team.

I know, Damien. I was nonplussed by the author's *stuckness* as well. As
if it's actually a bad idea to work on life extension until all the
potential social bugs are worked out. Meanwhile, irretrievable (I think)
human information is being cremated and buried by the tons around the world
every hour. Is it going to take a *proven* process for significant (40-50
years) life extension before the *default* meme you refer to will even start
to be replaced?