Tag Archives: Longevity

Spinoff – Vesuvius and other risks

Comment to Spinoff on Vesuvius article [ 11/9/20 ] The Vesuvius-Pompeii article does not just apply to Auckland, it applies to most of the North Island. Last time Taupo erupted (which was more recently than Vesuvius), it essentially sterilised most … Continue reading

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Why longevity?

[ 9/9/20 Lifeboat Foundation Facebook Page – Eric Asked “Why do you want an unlimited lifespan?”] Having a personal stake in long term security seems to be the easiest way to ensure long term viability of complex systems. I already … Continue reading

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Complexity and risk reduction

[ 9/9/20 comment to Eric Klein on Lifeboat Foundation facebook page] Let me be explicit in what I was pointing to with that attempt at humour (sometimes autistic spectrum geeks don’t do humour well). Trying to stay out of the … Continue reading

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Quora – Is extreme human life extension possible?

Is extreme human life extension possible? [ 20/8/20 ] Clearly yes – and it is a very difficult set of problems. Why clearly yes? Because it seems beyond reasonable doubt that all cells alive today came from a single cell … Continue reading

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Quora – Can everyone agree, it is the super rich versus everyone else?

Can everyone agree, it is the super rich versus everyone else? [ 18/8/20 ] No. It is cooperate or perish. We either wake up to the mathematical and logical reality that all new levels of complexity require new levels of … Continue reading

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Quora – Will global warming, automation, wealth inequality, in the future lead to a dystopian Authoritarian populist Eco-fascism/eco-socialism and or even societal collapse or will it all instead lead to a sustainable post-growth, Post -capitalist world?

Will global warming, automation, wealth inequality, in the future lead to a dystopian Authoritarian populist Eco-fascism/eco-socialism and or even societal collapse or will it all instead lead to a sustainable post-growth, Post -capitalist world? [ 1/8/20 ] In so far … Continue reading

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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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