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Link Posted: 4/20/2016 10:32:12 PM EDT
I wouldn't be surprised by that at all.  Cell immortality is doable and nearly within our reach.

Just what the fucking world needed.
Link Posted: 4/20/2016 10:36:05 PM EDT
Great.  Now they'll have 840 month car loans.

Link Posted: 4/20/2016 10:49:34 PM EDT
When do you start getting social security?
Link Posted: 4/20/2016 10:52:15 PM EDT
he s wrong, we won't even be able to stop bacteria by 2029.  a shit ton of people will die every year due to infections.  or not...but probably
Link Posted: 4/20/2016 10:55:38 PM EDT
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I'll take Lazarus Long's gig, no doubt.
Link Posted: 4/20/2016 11:00:54 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By Beachhead0:
he s wrong, we won't even be able to stop bacteria by 2029.  a shit ton of people will die every year due to infections.  or not...but probably
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Simple solution to fix that.  Microwave the infected object.
Link Posted: 4/20/2016 11:04:27 PM EDT
Live forever? Awesome!  

What's the catch?

Oh, I have to drink the blood of innocents?
Link Posted: 4/20/2016 11:05:39 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By MotorMouth:
Live forever? Awesome!  

What's the catch?

Oh, I have to drink the blood of innocents?
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That's a perk.
Link Posted: 4/20/2016 11:13:21 PM EDT
Link in case embed fails.   http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Jtpf8N5IDE

Link Posted: 4/20/2016 11:14:07 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By GreenBastard:

That's a perk.
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Originally Posted By GreenBastard:
Originally Posted By MotorMouth:
Live forever? Awesome!  

What's the catch?

Oh, I have to drink the blood of innocents?

That's a perk.


I made no value judgments.
Link Posted: 4/20/2016 11:17:36 PM EDT
The way things are going, I don't want to live forever.  

Link Posted: 4/20/2016 11:22:53 PM EDT
Yeah, how many of you are still holding out for flying cars and weekend vacations to the moon?
Link Posted: 4/20/2016 11:22:58 PM EDT
I believe it.
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Link Posted: 4/20/2016 11:28:49 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By MotorMouth:
Live forever? Awesome!  

What's the catch?

Oh, I have to drink the blood of innocents?
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Link Posted: 4/20/2016 11:33:48 PM EDT
Fuck all that noise. I sure as fuck don't want to live forever.
Link Posted: 4/20/2016 11:33:49 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By vanvideo:
Originally Posted By MotorMouth:
Live forever? Awesome!  

What's the catch?

Oh, I have to drink the blood of innocents?



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Link Posted: 4/20/2016 11:34:39 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By GreenBastard:
The stupidest, most worthless, uneducated, hateful, spiteful, selfish piece of trash humans living forever?

That will lead to the extinction of the entire species
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Imagine welfare, not for 75 years, but 1000.
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At this point.. all I can say to that is "Meh."
Link Posted: 4/20/2016 11:40:49 PM EDT
He predicts that date because he thinks he has a shot of making it.  That guy is and always has been the world's biggest wishful thinker.

It may happen but he won't make the cut and I probably won't either even being in my 30s today.
Link Posted: 4/20/2016 11:41:45 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By woodsie:
He predicts that date because he thinks he has a shot of making it.  That guy is and always has been the world's biggest wishful thinker.

It may happen but he won't make the cut and I probably won't either even being in my 30s today.
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It's almost as if he's terrified of Death, but for what reason?
Link Posted: 4/20/2016 11:44:35 PM EDT
... and by "We" he means the rich and politically connected.

Link Posted: 4/20/2016 11:47:07 PM EDT
If I can't get the wetware to last forever, I'd settle for having nano-machines, right before my death, disassemble my brain molecule by molecule and build a map that can be run as a simulation in a giant quantum computer.
Link Posted: 4/20/2016 11:49:11 PM EDT
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Shit....gonna need more ammo.
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Damn,you are right.

This changes everything.
Link Posted: 4/20/2016 11:50:25 PM EDT

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Originally Posted By Beast666:


World is already overpopulated.  Don't need people living longer.
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Getting off this rock will solve that issue.

 
Link Posted: 4/21/2016 12:54:11 AM EDT
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Originally Posted By dog-meat:
If I can't get the wetware to last forever, I'd settle for having nano-machines, right before my death, disassemble my brain molecule by molecule and build a map that can be run as a simulation in a giant quantum computer.
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What makes you think you're not a sim right now?
Link Posted: 4/21/2016 1:20:45 AM EDT

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Originally Posted By DasRonin:


For some of us... the trick is living to 2029!
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not long, really--it'll be halfway through Huma's second term






Link Posted: 4/21/2016 1:23:00 AM EDT
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Originally Posted By dog-meat:
... and by "We" he means the rich and politically connected.

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House Clinton becomes House Harkonnen after centuries weeks of breeding with pigs.
Link Posted: 4/21/2016 1:29:17 AM EDT
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Originally Posted By joemama74:
Yeah, how many of you are still holding out for flying cars and weekend vacations to the moon?
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I was expecting Moon Base Alpha to be completed in 1999...still waiting...

Link Posted: 4/21/2016 1:29:51 AM EDT
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Originally Posted By Screechjet1:


What makes you think you're not a sim right now?
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Originally Posted By Screechjet1:
Originally Posted By dog-meat:
If I can't get the wetware to last forever, I'd settle for having nano-machines, right before my death, disassemble my brain molecule by molecule and build a map that can be run as a simulation in a giant quantum computer.


What makes you think you're not a sim right now?


Nothing. I want one that doesn't include death. So sim within a sim it is.

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Link Posted: 4/21/2016 1:41:04 AM EDT
In 13 years?  I don't believe it will happen.

Even if it were accomplished... Imagine being born into a world where there is no turn over.  Everything would be already be owned.  That's if you were allowed to be born at all.
Link Posted: 4/21/2016 2:04:37 AM EDT
He'd probably be right if we stopped pissing away money on lazy fuckers who refuse to work for themselves.
Link Posted: 4/21/2016 2:04:38 AM EDT
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Originally Posted By BayEagle:

  Or we would finally be motivated to move to the stars.
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Originally Posted By Skillshot:
Human progress would grind to a halt.

  Or we would finally be motivated to move to the stars.


One of the many reasons why I hate the book manifold space. The planet earth is falling apart and China is still under the control of the same bunch of communists that are in charge now. Specifically mentioned that it is not just the party its the exact same guys.

Or am I thinking of manifold time? Who cares.

All I can say is. If I am still around 500 years from now and they are still in charge of China I will be very upset.
Link Posted: 4/21/2016 2:08:55 AM EDT
Link Posted: 4/21/2016 2:15:32 AM EDT
I'm in the biomedical engineering field and I bet it ain't happening.
Link Posted: 4/21/2016 2:30:45 AM EDT
Because we know all the great scientific discoveries of our time were announced/predicted in playboy.
Link Posted: 4/21/2016 2:30:55 AM EDT
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If/when it happens, we won't know.

Their numbers will build, slowly. Us ephimerals won't begin to figure it out  a few hundred years.   Immortals who break the Code will be offed.

more to the point, immortals will live like a benign  tumor on humanity at large.

Link Posted: 4/21/2016 2:54:21 AM EDT
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Originally Posted By gym007:
Maybe it will only be the rich and elite who are able to afford it. Like that movie The Island
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Originally Posted By gym007:



Originally Posted By GreenBastard:

The stupidest, most worthless, uneducated, hateful, spiteful, selfish piece of trash humans living forever?



That will lead to the extinction of the entire species.



Imagine welfare, not for 75 years, but 1000.




Maybe it will only be the rich and elite who are able to afford it. Like that movie The Island




 
If you buy into Kurzweil's theories (some of which are, to say the least, out there), not so much.  Short version is what happens to capitalism when the concept of scarcity is largely dead, at least for the basic essentials of life?  What happens when the concept of "labor" is basically dead?  These are the pillars on which capitalism (and hell, most every other economic system) sit.  Improvements in AI and automation are increasingly going to alter aspects of our economy in ways that are outside what we've experienced in the past.  The typically seen dystopian future vision is largely incompatible with those ideas.  
Link Posted: 4/21/2016 3:43:37 AM EDT

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Originally Posted By Beast666:


World is already overpopulated.  Don't need people living longer.
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Population growth drops shortly after societies stop needing children for economic reasons.  In such a world, the bigger risk is that we don't even have enough births to replace people who die of other causes (accidents, etc).




Living forever may very well kill off the human race, ironically.
Link Posted: 4/21/2016 3:53:54 AM EDT
It will either push us into other galaxies or kill us off.

Link Posted: 4/21/2016 4:19:30 AM EDT
Wonder what they will put on his tombstone?
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First thing that came to mind.
Link Posted: 4/21/2016 6:28:02 AM EDT
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Oh, I'm familiar with the concept, just don't think it's going to happen any time soon...meaning my lifetime.

Same thing with fusion energy.

As far as promises...I'm old, bitter and cynical. Guess how much I believe in promises.

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Originally Posted By PNWRN:

Oh goody.

I get to be 90 years old forever...somehow I'm not exactly thrilled at the idea.


The promises they will make will change your mind.
A new "body" will be offered.
Watch the anime flick called Ghost in the shell. The transhuman/ machine
Goodies will be amazing.



Oh, I'm familiar with the concept, just don't think it's going to happen any time soon...meaning my lifetime.

Same thing with fusion energy.

As far as promises...I'm old, bitter and cynical. Guess how much I believe in promises.



We have had fusion all worked out in the laboratory for decades,  we are just getting the bugs worked so it is more practical, and by laboratory I mean hydrogen bomb test fields.
Link Posted: 4/21/2016 7:06:20 AM EDT
They would have to have some sort of population control, the world is already overpopulated.

I imagine something like death panels would do the trick.



Link Posted: 4/21/2016 7:18:45 AM EDT
I will see his prediction and make another one.

Life expectancy will decline precipitously as drug resistant bacteria cause a host of (primarily) respiratory illnesses.

Pneumonia, TB, and sepsis will be the future.

I have seen it and few are spared.  The future will also feature more amputations caused by runaway infections.

LIfe expectancy by 2030 will be 52 for males in America, 54 for females.  In other words 30 will be the new 60.

So, who is with me?  Raise your one good arm and let out a bloody frothy gurgle!  TO THE FUTURE!!!



Link Posted: 4/21/2016 7:29:12 AM EDT
Originally Posted By gym007:
A lot will have to happen in the next 30 years to make that a reality, but Kurzweil isn't fazed: He predicts that nano machines capable of taking over for our immune system (to fix problems like cancerous cells and clogged arteries) and connecting our brains to the cloud will be available by then.
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Interesting he doesn't mention using nano-machines to repair imperfect DNA replications that beget more imperfections in the mitotic cycle of cell division.


Link Posted: 4/21/2016 7:30:33 AM EDT
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Originally Posted By Mopseydocks6014:
Our planet isn't built for us living forever.
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"Forever" aggrandizes the topic.  "Indefinitely" is the right word.  
Link Posted: 4/21/2016 8:00:00 AM EDT
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I'm with this guy. The world sucks now can you just imagine how much more it would suck if you were to live forever? Fuck that.
Link Posted: 4/21/2016 8:01:52 AM EDT
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Originally Posted By AR167:


Satan?
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Originally Posted By AR167:
Originally Posted By GreenBastard:
Imagine the worst dictator this world has ever had, reigning for eternity.


Satan?


He goes by many names.

Obama
Hillery
Bernie
Beelzebub

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