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How long will you live?

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by Cogofwar, Nov 2, 2009.

  1. Cogofwar

    Cogofwar Registered Member

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    I was just reading Peter Hamilton's "Pandora's Star" and thinking about how sweet it would be to be to have like 200 years worth of epic wisdom but still be physically young and virile.

    I'm betting I'll live to be at least 500, barring some sort of tragedy.
    :flame::rocketwho

    So, do you think this is possible for yourself? And if so, how likely?

    Before answering you should check out the following videos so you know what's up:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8iYpxRXlboQ
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IuLV01iBSuc

    Also, look up Ray Kurzweil and his technological singularity theory. He makes some pretty mind raping claims, and as a sci-fi addict I eat up everything he says.
     
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    income2k Registered Member

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    I'm going to live long enough to win the last post contest of $100.:D
     
  3. JesusChristSr

    JesusChristSr Regular Member

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    Fuck man I hope I don't live to be 500. I'm bored as shit now! :D
     
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    im n0t lurer Regular Member

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    im gonna live untill i die. , but i dont know how long untill i die.. but i guess it just before i die i know how long it is untill i die, but that depends...
     
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    Sanitarium Regular Member

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    I guess making love to your eyes since you're read
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    Something about you posting stuff like this with that username makes me want to stab my screen :)
     
  6. Cogofwar

    Cogofwar Registered Member

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    Even if you're bored now, the only constant in the world is change. :deer2:

    Imagine how different the world will be 200 years from now.
     
  7. Cogofwar

    Cogofwar Registered Member

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    Something about you posting that with that avatar makes me think you will.
     
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    vegasvillan Regular Member

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    I will live to be 40....I don't want to get old and die I would rather die young and party like a rockstar
     
  9. Cogofwar

    Cogofwar Registered Member

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    The point of longevity research is to make it so you never get old in the first place. Evolution does nothing for ages 40+ because no one dies from Alzheimer (for example) until after they've had kids and passed on their genetics. Natural selection (almost) never favors longevity so that's where science has to come in.

    What if you could party like a rockstar forever?
     
  10. IcedCube

    IcedCube Junior Member

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    I've studied these subjects for months. To make a few baseless claims:

    - If America falls within 5-10 years, we will be able to clone organs for an individual with that individuals own cells by 2050.

    - We will be able to store brains indefinitely while giving them adequate nourishment.

    - We will be able to bring brains back to an "infantile" state allowing them to rapidly absorb information.

    - We will be able to enhance brains both organically and technologically, allowing all brains to get "Prodigy"-like computational and reasoning power.

    - Eliminate wasteful (energy-consuming) emotions.

    - Stimulate pleasure zones in the brains (wireheading) so that everyone is perfectly happy.

    - Restore brain cells.

    - Reverse aging.

    In essence, even if you "die", you can still salvage your brain or parts of it, thus allowing you to live forever.

    Luckily, we have Christians, so many of these sinful practices won't be achieved in our lifetime.

    Technological singularities are of no importance in a discussion. Basically, if a computer can improve upon itself, it will reach a point where it can do so at a faster rate than humans would be able to, and this improvement will grow exponentially.
     
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