[ExI] scifi search

BillK pharos at gmail.com
Thu Aug 21 16:43:15 UTC 2014

On Thu, Aug 21, 2014 at 2:00 AM, Mike Dougherty wrote:
> I can look forward to being unemployed but phenomally healthy while playing
> the mind-blowingly awesome immersive virtual reality games at the same time
> the real world becomes a police state where merely leaving the house with
> the wrong expression on your face could send you to prison or killed by
> militarized police.

Yup, that's the near term future planned for you.

One of the implications of much extended lifespan is that you won't
take dangerous risks. So the outdoors 'exciting' stuff would be
avoided anyway. And virtual reality gives you the same adrenalin rush
in any case.

However, once life extension has been solved, the next step is making
your body less fragile, even tending towards indestructible. It may
not be a biological body, though a heavily protected biological body
is probably the first step. Once you have an extremely tough body you
can then venture outdoors again.

But by that time you might well not want to.


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