Re: Death

Bryan Moss (
Sat, 27 Jun 1998 14:45:15 +0100

Damien Broderick wrote:

> [...] Healthy young gangs of men travel great
> distances to maim each other in soccer game
> riots, just for the pleasure of it. Vivid
> computer simulations allow most boys and young
> men in today's technologically advanced
> nations, and a few girls, to obliterate
> imaginary foes in gory detail - even to flash
> whole cities into nuclear fire. We embrace
> what terrifies us most. Or we ignore and
> suppress it. But death will not go away -
> unless we make it go away.

I wonder what form violence will take on when it
is disassociated with death. Will we see a
revolution, just as when sex became disassociated
with reproduction? Perhaps with increasing health
and our impending long lives the revolution has
already begun.