Category Archives: Longevity

Sensemaking and survival

AMG – Cause of the Month Suggestion [ 8/6/20 ] I’d like to suggest the topic of “sensemaking and survival in times of exponential change”. What are the different classes of mechanisms used by people to make what sense they … Continue reading

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Longevity

Quora – Once humans master genetic engineering, could we theoretically find a way to live forever? [ 7/6/20 ] We should be able to find ways to eliminate the risks to life from our own genetics, but that doesn’t do … Continue reading

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Vaccination – Tom’s facebook page – updated 30Apr2020

[ 20/4/20 Tom’s facebook page] Hi Tom, While you raise some legitimate concerns about the economic incentives of companies producing vaccines, the rest of your story missed most of the important bits. Genner invented the idea in 1796 to prevent … Continue reading

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Quora – According to the theory of evolution, why do we die?

Quora – According to the theory of evolution, why do we die? Your answer is very clear, but why then is the immortal jellyfish immortal? Compared to other jellyfish, what characteristic does it have, from an evolutionary point of view? … Continue reading

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Comment to Perspectives on the Pandemic | Professor Knut Wittkowski | Episode 2

Perspectives on the Pandemic | Professor Knut Wittkowski | Episode 2 [ 4/4/20 ] [Note – the video is interesting, the numbers are somewhere near close. In one sense this is a flu like pandemic, and in another sense it … Continue reading

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Quora – Is the future of artificial intelligence a threat to humanity?

Quora – Is the future of artificial intelligence a threat to humanity? [ 12/2/20 ] Not really a useful question. The answer is necessarily – of course – many different sorts of threat exist. The far more useful question is, … Continue reading

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Quora – How come worldwide population control isn’t often discussed?

Quora – How come worldwide population control isn’t often discussed? [ 1/2/20 ] We obviously mix in very different social contexts. Population limits is a topic I talk about a lot, particularly in the context of indefinite life extension. Any … Continue reading

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Quora – What existential threat should we really be worried about?

Quora – What existential threat should we really be worried about? [ 1/2/20 ] There is no point in worrying about anything. Worry, as in anxiety reinforcing neural activity, is never useful. And all forms of existential threat are worth … Continue reading

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Quora – Do you think the end of the world will come to pass in your lifetime?

Quora – Do you think the end of the world will come to pass in your lifetime? [14/1/20] How are you defining the word “world”??? Since 1974 I have had a reasonable expectation of living a very long time, perhaps … Continue reading

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Quora – What should I do to survive up to the year 3000?

What should I do to survive up to the year 3000? [14/1/20] Do whatever it takes to keep breathing. The more seriously you look at that, the more you will find that the probabilities are enhanced by acting cooperatively and … Continue reading

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