[ExI] mitochondrial DNA repair

Adrian Tymes atymes at gmail.com
Thu Mar 15 18:58:43 UTC 2012

It is amusing to read this, while another thread bemoans the
lack of reproduction by liberal tribes (who would presumably
be more apt to take advantage of "playing God" techs).

Though I have to wonder if this makes human cloning more
viable.  If so, then does that perhaps ease the path for
automated child-raising technologies (more children that
did not come out of a womb, and thus could be "nobody's"
from birth)?  And in that case, does that mean a financially
successful culture can more readily convert its capital
into population, by simply building more of this capacity,
without requiring individual members to sponsor each
child?  (Not that any couple that wants to have and raise
a child in the traditional way would be prohibited; just that
there would be this alternative - presumably government
or charity funded, just like most schools are today.)

On Thu, Mar 15, 2012 at 10:23 AM, spike <spike66 at att.net> wrote:
> No pal, this is bad.  If we figure out how to repair DNA in mitochondria,
> then they are rejuvenated and become as effective in creating ATP as they
> were in our misspent youth.  The result is you have all these old geezers
> running around with the energy level we had when we were young, and what do
> you suppose they would do with all that energy?  Yup, you know we would.
> Geezers everywhere, banging each other's brains out, like we did back in
> college, and of course they would compete with the teenagers, but with the
> advantage of a lifetime of experience in how to talk to and how to treat
> young women, as well as a ton of money from a lifetime of savings.  They
> would of course out-compete the teenage boys, and what a confused world this
> would become, with all that going on.
> Lets do it.
> Quickly.

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