X-Message-Number: 24828
Date: Sat, 16 Oct 2004 10:16:42 -0400
From: Thomas Donaldson <>
Subject: CryoNet #24821 - #24825

For Ben Best:

It sounds to me as if you really do want immortality, but think
that striving for it directly is a very inefficient way to get it.
And after all, if we work on prolonging our future lifespans by
100 years, and do so continuously, then for just how long will
we succeed? Moreover, as you suggest, if we ever come to believe
that ANY strategy or scientific development will give us immortality,
then we'll stop working on the problem and late or soon along will
come some event to prove us disastrously wrong.

The current problems now identified with aging will certainly
become solvable -- I hope soon but admit that is a hope, and even
worse, knowing how unfriendly most are to the idea, it may be
no more than a hope. However we presently have no idea at all
of even the HEALTH problems of someone 200 years old. Entropy
sits there watching us and looking for a gap it can open and
bring us to an end. 

              Best wishes and long long life to all,

                  Thomas Donaldson

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