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2013-02-01 07:04:29 AM  
images2.wikia.nocookie.net

Approves.

/hot like organic superlube
 
2013-02-01 07:35:31 AM  
Excellent, does this mean we can go back to discussing future projects in space without someone telling us all we're nutters?

You got your wish, now let us have ours.  I'm gonna 3d print me a moon base so fast your head will spin!
 
2013-02-01 07:43:13 AM  

Slaxl: Excellent, does this mean we can go back to discussing future projects in space without someone telling us all we're nutters?


I wouldn't hold your breath.

/paging QA to thread 7568433
 
2013-02-01 07:46:43 AM  

miss diminutive: [images2.wikia.nocookie.net image 149x178]

Approves.

/hot like organic superlube


damn this came sooner than expected.
 
2013-02-01 07:48:17 AM  

wedun: miss diminutive: [images2.wikia.nocookie.net image 149x178]

Approves.

/hot like organic superlube

damn this came sooner than expected.


Sounds like you're supposed to be in the virginity scarring thread.
 
2013-02-01 07:51:51 AM  
Good.  Sign me up.  I need at least a few more centuries so I can do all the stuff I've been wanting to do.
 
2013-02-01 07:56:18 AM  
The funny thing is that the first people to ever get such treatment are likely the people who deserve to die first.
 
2013-02-01 08:01:35 AM  
but there can be only one.
 
2013-02-01 08:04:42 AM  
Ha ha ha, you stupid bastards, like this will ever work, I mean, if you live forever, what's the point unless it's on a colony on Mars or a trip to Alpha Centauri?

/REVERSE SCHRODINGER'S PUNCTUATION
 
2013-02-01 08:07:52 AM  

ComicBookGuy: The funny thing is that the first people to ever get such treatment are likely the people who deserve to die first.


Hot scientist's daughters?
 
2013-02-01 08:10:40 AM  
I'm going to go ahead and start putting stuff off.
 
2013-02-01 08:17:10 AM  
This sucks...it's now going to be even harder to get that promotion if the mid to upper management guys won't ever have to die...worse, we pleebs won't be able to move into those positions that would allow us to afford these treatments. There will be a new caste system, those elites who get to live forever and have their lives pampered by us normies who are poor and just function to make their lives more comfortable....
Or, we can destroy this lab and prevent this horrible future before it even has a chance to occure.
 
2013-02-01 08:19:00 AM  
ShutUpAndTakeMyMoney.jpg
 
2013-02-01 08:20:23 AM  

ComicBookGuy: The funny thing is that the first people to ever get such treatment are likely the people who deserve to die first.


Poor college kids who volunteer for experimental treatments?
 
2013-02-01 08:21:52 AM  
What if you and your wife only have enough money for one treatment?
Who gets it?
You or your girlfriend?
 
2013-02-01 08:22:31 AM  
anti-oxidants?

graphics8.nytimes.com

/obscure?
 
2013-02-01 08:23:41 AM  
There can be only ONE!
 
2013-02-01 08:24:19 AM  
The day we conquer aging is the day we condemn every human on earth to a violent death.

/Suicide would become the only painless option
//It would bring on many changes
///But you could take or leave it as you please
 
2013-02-01 08:29:54 AM  
The problem with being alive now is that we're probably only 60 or 70 years from the average human lifespan of a new born hitting 200.

Which is a bummer, to be last people boarding the Titanic.
 
2013-02-01 08:35:27 AM  

ryarger: The day we conquer aging is the day we condemn every human on earth to a violent death.


Guess we shouldn't be trying to cure diseases, either.
 
2013-02-01 08:37:44 AM  
Read the headline as "Waiting for your first immorality treatment? Look no further" and wondered why they were posting a story about a Tea Party Youth Group.
 
2013-02-01 08:42:14 AM  

Wolf892: This sucks...it's now going to be even harder to get that promotion if the mid to upper management guys won't ever have to die...worse, we pleebs won't be able to move into those positions that would allow us to afford these treatments. There will be a new caste system, those elites who get to live forever and have their lives pampered by us normies who are poor and just function to make their lives more comfortable....
Or, we can destroy this lab and prevent this horrible future before it even has a chance to occure.


Guess you all forgot what happened last time we tried to manipulate DNA to create a better person
 
2013-02-01 08:48:46 AM  
I know how to achieve a sort of immortality, but there would be loads of people saying it was a conspiracy and you probably wouldn't come out the other side alive.
 
2013-02-01 08:49:59 AM  

ComicBookGuy: The funny thing is that the first people to ever get such treatment are likely the people who deserve to die first.


Mice people?
 
2013-02-01 08:54:58 AM  

sxacho: Mice people?


Mice guys finish last.
 
2013-02-01 08:59:08 AM  
Do we really need people living longer? The world is dealing with a population explosion already, and unless we have some big plague or war, we will soon outstrip the earth's ability to feed  us (even with GM crops).
 
2013-02-01 09:04:54 AM  

Counter_Intelligent: ryarger: The day we conquer aging is the day we condemn every human on earth to a violent death.

Guess we shouldn't be trying to cure diseases, either.


Who said we shouldn't try to conquer aging or disease? I was pointing out what I see as an interesting fact.
 
2013-02-01 09:08:52 AM  
Is this the QA thread? Bookmark.
 
2013-02-01 09:11:01 AM  
Yeah, the first problem you will see with "immortality" treatments is that the first people in line for them will also be the first people telling us why everyone else shouldn't have them.

A bit like people who are concerned about climate change from their mansion or on board their private jet or people who think the population should be disarmed while they sit in guarded communities.
 
2013-02-01 09:12:21 AM  
YOLO
 
2013-02-01 09:21:37 AM  

miss diminutive: Slaxl: Excellent, does this mean we can go back to discussing future projects in space without someone telling us all we're nutters?

I wouldn't hold your breath.

/paging QA to thread 7568433


i106.photobucket.com

Well, guess you wanted to play that card
 
2013-02-01 09:22:46 AM  

LesserEvil: Do we really need people living longer? The world is dealing with a population explosion already, and unless we have some big plague or war, we will soon outstrip the earth's ability to feed  us (even with GM crops).


Actually, as women keep getting educated, the birthrate keeps falling. In a few decades, we'll hit peak population, and then we'll experience a global downturn in the birthrate. Soon, we'll probably have a crisis as the birthrate falls below replacement levels, and we'll have all the sorts of issues that the Baby Boomers are causing now (aging population) but on a much greater scale.
 
2013-02-01 09:42:29 AM  
So a couple of decades from now I guess the term "Birther" is going to take on a whole new meaning.

I'm done reproducing... I'll hit up the Rejoo clinic.
 
2013-02-01 09:44:01 AM  

Sudo_Make_Me_A_Sandwich: LesserEvil: Do we really need people living longer? The world is dealing with a population explosion already, and unless we have some big plague or war, we will soon outstrip the earth's ability to feed  us (even with GM crops).

Actually, as women keep getting educated, the birthrate keeps falling. In a few decades, we'll hit peak population, and then we'll experience a global downturn in the birthrate. Soon, we'll probably have a crisis as the birthrate falls below replacement levels, and we'll have all the sorts of issues that the Baby Boomers are causing now (aging population) but on a much greater scale.


Are you suggesting we withhold life-extending technology from countries that do not educate their women? There are still plenty of cultures thriving on this planet that insist on breeding at insane rates (traditions that originated because of high mortality rates that no longer exist today). If anything, we've only seen the birth rates climb in less "progressive" nations.
 
2013-02-01 09:47:23 AM  

LesserEvil: Do we really need people living longer? The world is dealing with a population explosion already, and unless we have some big plague or war, we will soon outstrip the earth's ability to feed  us (even with GM crops).


Make a law that says you can only be immortal if you don't have kids.  Once you have kids, the process is undone.
 
2013-02-01 10:26:25 AM  

Bungles: The problem with being alive now is that we're probably only 60 or 70 years from the average human lifespan of a new born hitting 200.

Which is a bummer, to be last people boarding the Titanic.


Unless you're 30 like me. 30 years from now the average life span will be 100 or so, and 40 years from then, 200, and 100 years from then 500. I'm in just under the curve, or so I'd like to think.

\I'm going to be the first person to get out of life alive
\\just like everyone else
 
2013-02-01 10:30:08 AM  

KellyX: miss diminutive: Slaxl: Excellent, does this mean we can go back to discussing future projects in space without someone telling us all we're nutters?

I wouldn't hold your breath.

/paging QA to thread 7568433



Well, guess you wanted to play that card


He always seems to fail to show up for positive threads on life extension.
 
2013-02-01 10:31:20 AM  
Great musicians will still die young.
And Kenny G will go on and on and on....
 
2013-02-01 10:31:47 AM  

BraveNewCheneyWorld: LesserEvil: Do we really need people living longer? The world is dealing with a population explosion already, and unless we have some big plague or war, we will soon outstrip the earth's ability to feed  us (even with GM crops).

Make a law that says you can only be immortal if you don't have kids.  Once you have kids, the process is undone.


Just make the process sterilize them
 
2013-02-01 10:33:41 AM  
upload.wikimedia.org

You are not yet ready for immortality.
 
2013-02-01 10:34:41 AM  

Hiro Nakamura: So a couple of decades from now I guess the term "Birther" is going to take on a whole new meaning.


The new pejorative will be "breeder".

/60-ish and willing to take my first treatment today
//happy immortality everyone! :^)
 
2013-02-01 10:47:38 AM  

KellyX: miss diminutive: Slaxl: Excellent, does this mean we can go back to discussing future projects in space without someone telling us all we're nutters?

I wouldn't hold your breath.

/paging QA to thread 7568433

[i106.photobucket.com image 525x750]

Well, guess you wanted to play that card


You know you've made it as a troll on fark when...
 
2013-02-01 10:58:13 AM  
The only way I'd want immortality is if I could live digitally. I read about a month ago or so about scientists working on developing the kinds of computers that would let people download into them at the end of their lives (or sooner), and I think the idea is kind of intriguing. If I could have some control over my virtual environment (I wanna fly, dammit!) then I might be happier going Matrix style.
 
2013-02-01 10:59:22 AM  

Grither: KellyX: miss diminutive: Slaxl: Excellent, does this mean we can go back to discussing future projects in space without someone telling us all we're nutters?

I wouldn't hold your breath.

/paging QA to thread 7568433

[i106.photobucket.com image 525x750]

Well, guess you wanted to play that card

You know you've made it as a troll on fark when...


I want to believe that he's just a genuine old man, approaching the end of his life, and angry that kids want to focus on something that he won't be around to see. So he gets his nurse to prop up his bed, help him up so he can write, calling us all nutters because there aren't enough elements to build craft capable of travelling in space, when we should be investigating ageless atoms.
 
2013-02-01 11:01:05 AM  

geek_mars: The only way I'd want immortality is if I could live digitally. I read about a month ago or so about scientists working on developing the kinds of computers that would let people download into them at the end of their lives (or sooner), and I think the idea is kind of intriguing. If I could have some control over my virtual environment (I wanna fly, dammit!) then I might be happier going Matrix style.


Yeh, but when you think no one's looking you load up sex.exe, but some ruthless human TV exec bought the rights to your digital life to broadcast your world, now everyone sees.
 
2013-02-01 11:03:09 AM  

LesserEvil: Are you suggesting we withhold life-extending technology from countries that do not educate their women?


well that's a radical interpretation of the text....
 
2013-02-01 11:13:42 AM  

Slaxl: geek_mars: The only way I'd want immortality is if I could live digitally. I read about a month ago or so about scientists working on developing the kinds of computers that would let people download into them at the end of their lives (or sooner), and I think the idea is kind of intriguing. If I could have some control over my virtual environment (I wanna fly, dammit!) then I might be happier going Matrix style.

Yeh, but when you think no one's looking you load up sex.exe, but some ruthless human TV exec bought the rights to your digital life to broadcast your world, now everyone sees.


Couldn't be any worse than the Truman Show.
 
2013-02-01 11:17:38 AM  

geek_mars: The only way I'd want immortality is if I could live digitally. I read about a month ago or so about scientists working on developing the kinds of computers that would let people download into them at the end of their lives (or sooner), and I think the idea is kind of intriguing. If I could have some control over my virtual environment (I wanna fly, dammit!) then I might be happier going Matrix style.


Oh face it we would all lock ourselves into a pleasure loop and that would be that. Nobody would fly we would just all experience ultimate pleasure, happiness, joy etc... all the time. Right up until janitor Bob accidentally drops coffee on the the number three generator causing a massive surge in electricity and frying all the computers finally killing 9 trillion "people".
 
2013-02-01 11:18:32 AM  

Slaxl: Grither: KellyX: miss diminutive: Slaxl: Excellent, does this mean we can go back to discussing future projects in space without someone telling us all we're nutters?

I wouldn't hold your breath.

/paging QA to thread 7568433

[i106.photobucket.com image 525x750]

Well, guess you wanted to play that card

You know you've made it as a troll on fark when...

I want to believe that he's just a genuine old man, approaching the end of his life, and angry that kids want to focus on something that he won't be around to see. So he gets his nurse to prop up his bed, help him up so he can write, calling us all nutters because there aren't enough elements to build craft capable of travelling in space, when we should be investigating ageless atoms.


I hear all his posts in the voice of the redlettermedia guy
 
2013-02-01 11:19:37 AM  

hobberwickey: Bungles: The problem with being alive now is that we're probably only 60 or 70 years from the average human lifespan of a new born hitting 200.

Which is a bummer, to be last people boarding the Titanic.

Unless you're 30 like me. 30 years from now the average life span will be 100 or so, and 40 years from then, 200, and 100 years from then 500. I'm in just under the curve, or so I'd like to think.

\I'm going to be the first person to get out of life alive
\\just like everyone else



I''m probably the same age as you, but I think we've missed the boat (or rather, the boat hasn't launched yet and only takes babies)

I suspect that a lot of the genetic ending to aging (which is coming) will require a little pre-birth fiddling, to stop teleomere degradation and all that. The people in 60 years or so who won't age to infirmity any more are probably going to be the new folk, not us. I'm sure I read somewhere that the average age of death, if we eliminate aging, will be in the low 200s.
 
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