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(Slate)   Some believe the path to immortality is through their work; others, their children. Then there's this computer-scientist/inventor who believes he has an 80% chance of achieving it by not ever dying   ( divider line
    More: Interesting, Ray Kurzweil, cheat death, old humans, emerging technologies, paths, inventors  
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2013-12-01 12:53:10 PM  
4 votes:
QA?  Is that you?
2013-12-01 04:20:11 PM  
3 votes:
"I don't want to achieve immortality through my work... I want to achieve it through not dying." ~Woody Allen
2013-12-02 12:14:04 AM  
1 vote:
And with strange aeons even death may die.
2013-12-01 11:51:51 PM  
1 vote:

/pfft, amateur
2013-12-01 09:57:21 PM  
1 vote:
If Google can map the hundreds of thousands of miles of roads, rails, rivers and features of the United States and the world, they certainly have the capacity to fully map and access the map of a particular body.  Having that map is the first step to being able to find areas that need repair and to deploy precisely tailored repairs.

This is not only feasible, it is likely to occur.  I, for one, intend to be at the front of the line.
2013-12-01 08:50:57 PM  
1 vote:
It reminds me of the story of Dr. Ignaz Semmelweis, who tried to convince doctors in the 1850s to wash their hands prior to delivering babies.

He's trying to convince people, well, other doctors mainly, that's there's these teeny tiny invisible bad things called germs that get into your body and make you sick. Ah? He's trying to get doctors to wash their hands. What is this guy? Crazy? Teeny, tiny, invisible? What do you call it? Uh-uh, germs? Huh? What? Now, cut to the 20th century. Last week, as a matter of fact, before I got dragged into this hellhole. I go in to order a burger in this fast food joint, and the guy drops it on the floor. Jim, he picks it up, he wipes it off, he hands it to me like it's all OK. "What about the germs?" I say. He says, "I don't believe in germs. Germs is just a plot they made up so they can sell you disinfectants and soaps." Now he's crazy, right? See?
2013-12-01 04:41:00 PM  
1 vote:

Mister Peejay: Why is dying any different? Once you've died, it's not like you're going to be sitting back and thinking "Damn, now I'm dead. That sucks." You just won't exist anymore, just like in all that time before you were born.

And I do not remember enjoying that time one bit.
2013-12-01 04:10:43 PM  
1 vote:

Tax Boy: [ image 400x226]

What's he got in his swimming pool?

I'll tell you what he doesn't have in there:  3D printers.

"I plan to live forever, of course, but barring that I'd settle for a couple thousand years. Even five hundred would be pretty nice."
CEO Nwabudike Morgan, Morganlink 3D-Vision Interview
2013-12-01 02:00:09 PM  
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TuteTibiImperes: There has to be more about what makes life than just the firing of neurons in the brain.

Well, yeah.  Trees don't even HAVE brains.
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