Tag Archives: Longevity

Is a perfect society possible or even desirable?

Is a perfect society possible or even desirable? [ 25/7/20 ] If you mean something static – then no. If you mean something that respects individual sapient life, and the liberty of all such sapient entities, and provides a cooperative … Continue reading

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Will we ever crack the biological code and achieve immortality?

Will we ever crack the biological code and achieve immortality? [ 20/6/20 ] It seems clear to me that the answer is yes, and it is a very complex suite of issues that need to be mitigated to do so. … 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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Survival without technology

Quora – How long could the human race survive without technology? [ 4/6/20 ] Not at all – because technology is part of what defines us as human. And in this sense, language is technology, our complex cultures are forms … 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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Reply to a Facebook post by David Whyte on Hiding

A facebook post by David Whyte on hiding [ 13/4/20 ] Yes. And one needs to be alert for new sorts of predators. In New Zealand there were no land based mammalian predators (other than two tiny species of bats), … Continue reading

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Quora – What does evolution act on?

Quora – What does evolution act on? [ 5/4/20 ] Evolution, as in the modern synthesis of understandings of the process of evolution by natural selection, acts on replicators in environments through differential survival. Thus it requires something that can … Continue reading

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AI Podcast – Vladimir Vapnik: Predicates, Invariants, and the Essence of Intelligence

Vladimir Vapnik: Predicates, Invariants, and the Essence of Intelligence | AI Podcast [ 15/2/20 ] Thank you Lex for another beautiful experience. For me, the ideas of weak and strong convergence on functions over Hilbert space are a good way … 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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