RE: life extension advocacy plans (fear of Tithonus) --> worryingaboutthebrain

From: Eugene Leitl (
Date: Tue Jul 10 2001 - 04:17:03 MDT

On Mon, 9 Jul 2001, Reason wrote:

> I expect that the chances are high that I'm going to die of old age or
> other infirmity unless a *lot* of work is done by a lot of people --
> more so than will happen without intervention and activism. And I'm
> 28.

I share that assessment. I'm almost 35. I'm thinking about going mild CR
(or burning more calories with sports), but its hard to maintain the
rigorous self discipline when you're working.

> I don't subscribe to the deux ex machina school of the singularity
> occurring soon enough to save us all from old age; I think -- like
> most things -- it's going to be a long, hard, gradual path for us to
> beat the curve before dying. The rest of my plans all lead on from
> these conclusions.

The worst part: you can get hurt as an early adopter. See longevity
figures, the average extropian does hardly fit the profile.

-- Eugen* Leitl <a href="">leitl</a>
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