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

John K Clark jonkc at att.net
Sat May 28 16:58:32 UTC 2005

"Bret Kulakovich" <bret at bonfireproductions.com>

> I don't know, John - fetal surgery for spina bifida, treatment for
> pediatric leukemia, reversal of certain types of diabetes, the human
> trials of stem cell treatment for muscular dystrophy, organ transplant in
> general... not to mention 8 Molar glycerol!

I'm all for stem cells, I think they have enormous potential, but as of
today they have helped few if any people, the same is true for gene therapy.
If you got sick today and were taken to a hospital today would your
treatment be "astonishingly" better than it would have been in 1985? I think
not. Unfortunately there is no Moore's Law for medicine.

  John K Clark

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