See the link below…
Personaly, even if they find something that works, regular people will never get to see it or use it.
Happy New Year all.
This is evocative stuff.
Even if it doesn’t turn out to be as promising as it seems, it still illustrates how there is that ever-present potential ‘novelty factor’ that no one can fully factor in to (mundanely considered) calculations, like Einstein breaking onto the scene suddenly with three essays to radically change the course of science.
This also makes me think of Larry Niven’s ‘Known Space’ series of science fiction books (Ringworld etc.), featuring the character Louie Wu.
As I recall, in one story’s opening scene Louie is trying to commit suicide, as a roughly 250 year-old man who is physically 30 from regular rejevenation treatments. He tries, but his flying car is so full of safety features that, to his enormous frustration, it completely save’s his life, not even allowing him to break a bone… Shortly after, having reconsidered, he goes in for his next rejuvenation; he might want to spontaneously commit suicide sometimes, but he doesn’t want to ‘get old’… In his world there are also ‘birth lotteries’ allowing one occasionally to get past the strict controls on having babies.
Exacly, and who gets the wonder drug/procedure, once it’s available? There are all kinds of implications for spiritual practice too, positive and negative.
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