[extropy-chat] Financial Times on transhumanism: The mostdangerousidea on earth?

The Avantguardian avantguardian2020 at yahoo.com
Fri May 27 20:23:11 UTC 2005

--- John K Clark <jonkc at att.net> wrote:
> I would also have to have to disagree with the
> following statement:
> "The astonishing advances in medicine over the past
> 20 years."
> The advances in understanding how biology works has
> indeed been astonishing
> but except for a few very rare diseases the
> advancement in medicine has been
> tiny over the last 20 years. The last true
> breakthrough in medicine happened
> more than 50 years ago with the invention of
> Penicillin, nothing since has
> come close.

You are forgetting: CAT,MRI, PET, vaccines for dozens
of deadly diseases, whole new classes of drugs such as
hormones for birth-control or growth, antivirals for
HIV and herpes and phosphotase inhibitors like viagra
, gene-therapy, advanced life support, the whole human
genome, and resuscitation technology. Essentially, if
you have been dead for less than ten minutes, we can
bring you back. If you have been dead for longer, we
can still bring your mindless-body back to life and
keep it alive indefinately. 

The Avantguardian 
Stuart LaForge
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