X-Message-Number: 18422
From: "Mark Plus" <>
Subject: yet another pro-immortalism book?
Date: Sat, 26 Jan 2002 22:54:02 -0800

This looks interesting:


Apparently it's a translation of a book by Mark Benecke that has already 
appeared in German:


My German is a little rusty, but I believe the sentence,

"Bis zum Jahr 2050 werden wir gen gend Kenntnisse haben, um biologisch 
unsterblich zu sein",

means something to the effect that by the year 2050, we shall have enough 
knowledge to become biologically immortal.  I'd have to struggle through the 
rest of the page to determine what Benecke thinks about this.  Even if he 
thinks it's bad, at least it's encouraging for our side to see more open 
acknowledgement of the possibility, especially if Benecke has legitimate 
scientific credentials.

I do find it ironic that the kinds of people who worry about immortality 
causing social stagnation want to stop progress any way.

Mark Plus

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