Re: Can You Live Forever? Esquire article

J. R. Molloy (
Sun, 9 May 1999 14:14:03 -0700

jonwill wrote,
>While no two humans are exactly the same, we are all of one race, the human
>race, and we all share the experience of life in an essentially identical
>based life form structure. We all work for continuing survival while in
>structure, and hope for a happy, safe, and good life for ourselves and
>ones. Since everyone has a common desire for the best life attainable, we
>jointly try to achieve the same.

One of the most powerful attributes of the extropy meme relates to the way it sympathetically supports all approaches to expanding and improving sentient life, while focusing on emerging technologies. I like that.

Perhaps we put the extropian cart before the conventional horse when we attempt to gain life eternal without first comprehending life.

Wilson's work on consilience represents a milestone in the unification of all the sciences, the social as well as the natural sciences. Highly recommended reading, and if any senior members of this list would like to open a thread on the subject, I'd joyfully engage it (as a self-evidently junior subscriber, of course).


--J. R.

"Beer is proof that Life loves us and wants us to be happy." --Benjamin Franklin (slightly modified to fit high-definition mindscapes)