Category Archives: Longevity

Quora – ethical consequences of immortality

Quora – What are the ethical consequences of immortality? Don’t agree with either of the other answers. It very much depends on what you mean by ethical? For me, my chosen highest values are individual life and individual liberty, and … Continue reading

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Comment to The Portal 001 – Eric Weinstein and Peter Thiel

You Tube – Peter Thiel on “The Portal”, Episode #001: An Era of Stagnation & Universal Institutional Failure. Technologist and Investor Peter Thiel is the guest as he joins Eric Weinstein in the studio Some really great stuff, and much … Continue reading

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Quora – AI and work

Will artificial intelligence ever replace the need for humans to work? In what sense? Humans need to work in the sense of doing something meaningful with some significant fraction of their time. Work in the sense of having to do … Continue reading

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Laurie – Shaw – Used Up

Thoroughly Used Up “I am of the opinion that my life belongs to the community, and as long as I live, it is my privilege to do for it whatever I can. I want to be thoroughly used up when … Continue reading

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Laurie – Horsing around – questions grappling with

Horsing Around What question are you grappling with? Hi Laurie, The question that has dominated my thought for over 50 years is: What is required to live a very long time? Peace is obviously part of the answer. Understanding the … Continue reading

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Quora – Are any life forms essentially immortal?

Quora – Are there any lifeforms that are essentially immortal? If so what is keeping them from aging? Most of them. Essentially – all bacteria and single celled organisms. They all divide at some point, but both the cells that … Continue reading

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Quora – AI and risk

How do we see the relationship between intelligence explosion and existential risk from artificial general intelligence? Who is the we you refer to? As I see it, as someone interested in this suite of subjects for over 50 years, there … Continue reading

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