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Old January 22nd, 2018, 09:20 PM   #1
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Are Life Spans Long Enough?

Are Life Spans Long Enough?

"What if we didn’t have to grow old and die? The average American can expect to live for 78.8 years, an improvement over the days before clean water and vaccines, when life expectancy was closer to 50, but still not long enough for most of us. So researchers around the world have been working on arresting the process of aging through biotechnology and finding cures to diseases like Alzheimer’s and cancer. What are the ethical and social consequences of radically increasing lifespans? Should we accept a “natural” end, or should we find a cure to aging?" -IntelligenceSquaredus.org
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Old January 22nd, 2018, 09:47 PM   #2
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What makes life valuable is that it is fragile. Besides that IMO humans are out of control spreading like a cancer on the cell of the earth. We keep breeding and not dying we will have to infect another cell. Then again there is the singularity.
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Old January 22nd, 2018, 09:52 PM   #3
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What makes life valuable is that it is fragile. Besides that IMO humans are out of control spreading like a cancer on the cell of the earth. We keep breeding and not dying we will have to infect another cell. Then again there is the singularity.
On the flip side, as the only lifeform with cognition that we know of, the universe kind of is our inheritance.
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Old January 22nd, 2018, 10:08 PM   #4
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On the flip side, as the only lifeform with cognition that we know of, the universe kind of is our inheritance.
That is kinda an arrogant POV IMO. You know, like is the ant aware of the airplane?
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Old January 22nd, 2018, 10:18 PM   #5
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That is kinda an arrogant POV IMO. You know, like is the ant aware of the airplane?
Humanity's arrogance is part of why we're still here. The boldness to do the unthinkable and to go where no one has gone before is our greatest quality.
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Old January 22nd, 2018, 10:32 PM   #6
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Humanity's arrogance is part of why we're still here. The boldness to do the unthinkable and to go where no one has gone before is our greatest quality.
I don't disagree
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What makes life valuable is that it is fragile. Besides that IMO humans are out of control spreading like a cancer on the cell of the earth. We keep breeding and not dying we will have to infect another cell. Then again there is the singularity.


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