[ExI] reverse aging
possiblepaths2050 at gmail.com
Wed Dec 1 01:52:46 UTC 2010
Damn it, Damien! I wanted to be reassured that before 2025 people
would be inexpensively rejuvenated due to the end results of this
research, and also that by 2035 the Singularity would be happening, at
the hands of an AGI even friendlier than David Pearce!!!
You really know how to rain on my parade... LOL
What other bad news do you have for me???
John ; ) : (
On 11/30/10, Damien Broderick <thespike at satx.rr.com> wrote:
> On 11/30/2010 7:22 PM, John Grigg wrote:
>> Stuart, and so was this simply a first step toward rejuvenating
>> normally aged mice?
> I don't see any obvious reason why this should follow. As I commented on
> a biogerontology list when a few people were getting prematurely excited
> (IMO) by this report:
> On the face of it, this sounds like an incredibly silly "discovery".
> Build a car without wheels. You can't drive it anywhere. Put the wheels
> on. Look! A miracle! Now you can drive it! Ship a crew of old sea dogs
> from England to Australia without any vitamin C in their diet. They get
> scurvy and start to die. Feed them some citrus and they all recover. A
> miracle! Lemons will make you young again!
> In addition, mice normally have unusually long telomeres, longer than
> ours, and die after 3 years or so. I'm not sure why added telomerase
> would help little mousies, unless they'd started life as mutant cripples.
> Damien Broderick
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