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Re: Science for Science Fiction! (Articles and the Like)
« Reply #135 on: March 15, 2017, 09:20:54 PM »
But i don't get guilty about my food. If you do eat something else that simple.
They will fail btw Chickens are too cheap to grow for them to succeed.

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« Reply #136 on: March 16, 2017, 12:05:30 AM »
 ;D ;D ;D 8) 8) 8)

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Re: Science for Science Fiction! (Articles and the Like)
« Reply #137 on: March 24, 2017, 03:53:28 AM »
This leads to a can of worms

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-39354628


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« Reply #138 on: March 24, 2017, 06:05:18 AM »
Right as I turn 50! Coincidence? Hell no! My request for death-waiver has been approved!!
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« Reply #139 on: March 24, 2017, 08:44:56 AM »
I know you can't avoid death and taxes but I was hoping to talk them out of at least one of the two.

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Re: Science for Science Fiction! (Articles and the Like)
« Reply #140 on: March 24, 2017, 02:14:29 PM »
If we at some point defeat aging, or, at least, dramatically extend the human lifespan, it opens up all sorts of questions, as I'm sure many are aware. Once people stop dying, do we introduce population controls? A "one child" rule? Do you need a special waiver to even have a child? How long is too long to live?

It's fascinating (and a bit terrifying) to think about because, inevitably, any theoretical cure for aging will start out as expensive and become available to the super wealthy before anyone else. Given how fast wealth inequality is growing already, that could lead to an even larger divide between haves and have nots.

I'm not sure how I feel about the possibility of an anti-aging drug, honestly. If I can make the last 10 years of life (or whatever) plainless, pleasurable, and enjoyable (we still die, but we don't suffer from dementia and weakness in our last years) that would be amazing. If it, however, extends our lifespawn to 100/150/200 years (or more?) it seems like it could incite drastic changes to society that would only increase the wealth and influence divide.
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