Date: Wed, 30 Nov 2005 17:35:22 -0500
From: Jonathan Despres <>
Subject: Interview of David Pearce on NanoAging
Interview with David Pearce
by Jonathan Despres
Tell us about yourself. What is your background, and what current
projects are you involved in?
My main interest is the use of biotechnology to abolish suffering. In
a sense, the abolitionist project is an almost trivial consequence of
Bentham plus biotech. Alas the abolition of suffering in humans - let
alone throughout the living world - strikes most people as utopian
fantasy. So in 1995, I wrote a manifesto (The Hedonistic Imperative)
outlining a blueprint of how it might happen. I predict our
descendants will enjoy genetically pre-programmed well-being that's
orders of magnitude richer than anything accessible today.
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