[ExI] Medical Singularity pain
pharos at gmail.com
Sun Feb 12 09:43:45 UTC 2012
If you read the medical news and science news streams, you get some
impression of the flood of research that is going on. Cancer news has
seeming breakthroughs published every day. The exponential curve of
the Singularity seems to be working. Or, at least, a very steep linear
increase in science research is going on.
You get the impression that in twenty years, every disease will be
curable and ageing itself will be becoming fixable.
(Affordable cures are a separate political / economic question).
The pain comes in realising that we are going to lose loved ones
during those twenty years. Perhaps I may not last that long myself.
Accidents or illness can strike at any time.
As Spike says, it is a great time to be alive. But I'd like to be
twenty years further ahead, please.
(Ignoring all the economic doom and gloom temporarily).
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