[extropy-chat] A Chilling Thought.

Lifespan Pharma Inc. megao at sasktel.net
Sat May 14 15:16:28 UTC 2005

I am dealing with an area where this sort of thing might also play a part.

The pharmaceuticalization of the old generic cannabis to a high cost 
drug for pharma
seeks to keep illegal an old low cost pharma item while similtaneously 
it at a cost that most middle class persons will not be care  to access 
it, in spite of its
vastly understated medical values.

The sort of thing you mention can and does happen but not quite in the way
you present.

The Avantguardian wrote:

>    In the emotional wake of my rebutal to the CBC's
>anti-cloning propaganda, I had a chilling thought.
>What if all this opposition from the religious right
>fanned by the rich arch-conservatives against
>transhumanist ideas is just a red-herring? What if the
>rich are just biding their time knowing that the
>technology is nigh upon us and try to illegalize it
>SPECIFICALLY so they can get access to it while the
>proletariat can't? Like Cuban cigars. There will
>always be someplace in the world where it could be
>allowed and or hidden. The rich sure wouldn't have any
>trouble either hearing about or traveling to it. Plus
>medical costs right out of their pocket. Since
>insurance won't pay for it . . . after all it is
>illegal! Am I paranoid or did I show my hand too soon?
>The Avantguardian 
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