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4 Arguments Against Immortality. 4 Arguments For Immortality.

Avatar MovieJason Stoddard recently told me about his "4 Arguments for Immortality" in response to a piece by Annalee Newitz on io9: "4 Arguments Against Immortality." I found Annalee’s argument interesting and Jason’s argument lucid. I thought I’d share them both.

4 Arguments Against Immortality by Annalee Newitz

"Our augmented bodies and minds will be hackable. As computer security nerds already know, every new release means a new vulnerability. Your awesome brain-computer interface may give you unlimited memory but it also means that an evil hacker can take over your consciousness by exploiting a buffer overflow in your brain. Your bionic arm is awesome, but only if you are able to get updates for it from a trusted source. And your cool new exoskeleton? Let’s just hope somebody patched that problem that lets kids in Russia take it over remotely and make you hump trucks forever. Or how about a Dollhouse scenario, where everybody in the world gets a phone call that reformats their brains and turns them into supersoldiers bent on destroying each other. Augmentation creates its own kinds of disabilities."

4 Arguments For Immortality by Jason Stoddard

"Health care problems, solved. As a society, we can’t stop talking about healthcare, the costs thereof (trillions of dollars in the US alone), and all the behavioral and social implications. Personally, we mourn loved ones who have passed away, or, worse, been debilitated by terrible diseases like stroke or dementia. Every one of us watches as we, and our friends, become less physically capable with every passing year. How can anyone argue that eliminating all of this wouldn’t be a good thing?"

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  1. Gary S. Kraft says:

    biological immortality is the true meaning behind all the 2012 prophesies, the 2nd coming, etc. if you truly want to put the puzzle pieces together for yourself let me save you a ton of wrong turns at albequerque.

    1. You must read “The source of the present civilization” by Nakazono. Here’s the link: http://www.budovideos.com/shop/customer/product.php?productid=19046

    2. You must read the original Neo-Tech Discovery by Frank R. Wallace. In particular, “The Long Wave” treatise which explains why Einstein never completed his unified theory.

    3. Then you can tie it in with macrobiotics, libertarianism, Ayn Rand’s, “Atlas Shrugged”, aikido, the latest developments in cloud computing, and Kotodama theory as practiced by Morihei Ueshiba and written about in “Kotodama” by Nakozono.

    4. Then for good measure watch a documentary about http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rudolf_Diesel the inventor of the diesel engine and the puzzle pieces will snap into a non-mystical revelation on why biological immortality is inevitable and due to be available commercially within 20 years.

    This is for all the true seekers who wish to become the catalysts to usher in a world of rational and abiding joy as we join the civilization of the universe.

    And then just for fun watch “Brick” with Joseph Gordon-Levitt on Netflix. Nothing to do with immortality but damn good flick.

    And finally as Bogie said, “There is no sacrifice too great for a chance at immortality.”

    Krafty is back to work on MultiTasking for Immortality.

  2. Anonymous says:

    hackble i think someone has been watching to much ghost in the shell.
    but its understandble if you upload your “soul” into a ofther body your pertty much overideing the existing softwere in body B.

    but you know what immortality,turning yourself into a parahuman.bioroid.or in lameist terms a 12 tall blue cat person form a fiticnal moon called pandora.
    be my guest. or a person with useble tali or whale penis let them


    its not going to destroy humanrace just make it even more diverse.

    respect the humanish.
    you know like amish? yah whatever its 6:11am here and i been up all night reading all this cray stuff i seem to like.


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