Re: Clinton's Immortalism URL

From: J. R. Molloy (
Date: Wed Jul 05 2000 - 10:28:34 MDT

Randy Smith quoted Clinton,
>"-- we've treated the human genome like a priority every year because we all
>want to live forever. And that's good. I'm not minimizing that, I'm not
>being flippant about that -- we do. That's a good thing, not a bad thing."

I think Clinton made reference to the human genome project as a way of
emphasizing that we need to work for conservation as much as longevity, because
we don't want to run out of gas before we run out of time. Good on him for
pointing out this important issue. Living forever in a dead spaceship Earth
would amount to a very un-extropic (not mention agonizing) way to oblivion.

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