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Old 05-07-2012, 06:57 PM   #81
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Due to Moore's Law, the average desktop computer now has the raw processing power equivalent to all of the human brains on Earth combined. There is no longer a clear distinction between human and machine intelligence. Entities of astonishing realism and interactivity are widespread. Many are in fact merging with human intelligence, as the trend towards brain-computer links increases.

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Old 11-18-2012, 08:03 PM   #84
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This life expectancy calculator is interesting. Based on my current health and habits, my life expectancy is 93.6 years.

http://www.peterrussell.com/Odds/VirtualAge.php
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Old 11-18-2012, 08:45 PM   #85
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With help of nanotechnology aging will be significantly reduced allowing people to live for a more prolonged time. What will we do if life expectancy is extended to lets say 130 years with population growing at such pace? Overpopulation being already an issue in a few countries.

Of course, I would like to live 100+ years but the question is: Are we ready for it?
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This life expectancy calculator is interesting. Based on my current health and habits, my life expectancy is 93.6 years.

http://www.peterrussell.com/Odds/VirtualAge.php
I was good until the risk taking question, it knocked 2-3 years off of my life. Life expectancy 89.

I've been reading more about longevity, medicine, etc. and at the Singularity Summit a couple months ago one of the speakers (and it wasn't the first time I've heard this prediction) said that in ~10 years we'll be adding a year to our life expectancy for every year that passes.

If you want a good book to read on the subject, check out Kurtzweil's Transcend http://www.amazon.com/Transcend-Nine.../dp/1605292079
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Old 11-19-2012, 08:44 AM   #87
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With help of nanotechnology aging will be significantly reduced allowing people to live for a more prolonged time. What will we do if life expectancy is extended to lets say 130 years with population growing at such pace? Overpopulation being already an issue in a few countries.

Of course, I would like to live 100+ years but the question is: Are we ready for it?
I think there is enough people in the world this day and age that decide one child or no children is enough to offset the people who want to mass produce.
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I was good until the risk taking question, it knocked 2-3 years off of my life. Life expectancy 89.

I've been reading more about longevity, medicine, etc. and at the Singularity Summit a couple months ago one of the speakers (and it wasn't the first time I've heard this prediction) said that in ~10 years we'll be adding a year to our life expectancy for every year that passes.

If you want a good book to read on the subject, check out Kurtzweil's Transcend http://www.amazon.com/Transcend-Nine.../dp/1605292079
Thanks for the suggestion I'll check it out.
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I think there is enough people in the world this day and age that decide one child or no children is enough to offset the people who want to mass produce.
...and then all the people with single digit IQs will reproduce and the smart people will die off.

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...and then all the people with single digit IQs will reproduce and the smart people will die off.

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Unless a plutocracy forms. You have X people able to afford longevity treatments that live 2-3x longer than those who can't. The wealthy class is far more learned than the others thanks to their lifespan and use this to their advantage. The lower class reproduces more but the upper class is able to educate their fewer offspring and maintain control.
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...and then all the people with single digit IQs will reproduce and the smart people will die off.

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Meh, even people with single digit IQs are cutting back on the number of children. We have come far enough in evolution for everyone (hopefully) to know children have a high rate of survival and we don't need to pump them out like jackrabbits.


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Unless a plutocracy forms. You have X people able to afford longevity treatments that live 2-3x longer than those who can't. The wealthy class is far more learned than the others thanks to their lifespan and use this to their advantage. The lower class reproduces more but the upper class is able to educate their fewer offspring and maintain control.
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