X-Message-Number: 19917
Date: Mon, 26 Aug 2002 11:49:52 EDT
Subject: Re:  #19855 immortality

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Francois said:

> Biological immortality can only be seen as a temporary stepping stone to a
> different realm of existence.
> Francois
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> No lifespan shorter than eternity is acceptable
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No lifeespan shorter...  Well, assume that is biologically possible, lifespan 
would be limited to some millenia by accidents and predators.  Our lifespan 
is defined by predation level encountered by our ancestors. That was a big 
cat predation, now our predators are the car and politicians (who make wars).

Machine based life may have different meaning: If it is hard wired, its 
evolution realm is more limited than a biology based system (biological 
systems may be the most evolution enabled of all hard wired systems). If it 
is a software in a plateform independant system, it is another matter.

Yvan Bozzonetti.


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