Re: Can You Live Forever? Esquire article

Paul Hughes (
Mon, 10 May 1999 00:02:54 -0700

Natasha Vita-More wrote:

> To
> the extent that we banish the rest of life, we will impoverish our own
> species for all time."
> *I have separated the last sentence from his original paragraph for emphasis:
> "And if we should surrender our genetic nature to machine-aided
> ratiocination, and our ethics and art and our very meaning to a habit of
> careless discursion in the name of progress, imagining ourselves godlike
> and absolved from our ancient heritage, we will become nothing.

I'm not sure where I remembering reading this, but I was quite dismayed with E.O Wilson when he expressed similar disdain towards Space Migration - he believes our optimal future is one fully integrated with our biosphere.