Monday 13 August 2007

More than Immortality

Here's another Aubrey de Grey lecture:

I've begun to see this business in a different way. Its goal is not just immortality, it's about curing a lot of the geriatric afflictions that old people have to suffer: arthritis, Alzheimers, blindness, deafness etc. That can't be bad. When I'm old I might rethink about whether I'd have this kind of treatment. Although it would also involve the bonus, or side-effect, of incresing my life span. If I still feel the same way about that then as I do now it makes me wornder what I'd do. Would I be willing to commit suicide if I lived past a certain age?

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