[ExI] I Miss The King of Extropia

Tara Maya tara at taramayastales.com
Mon Jul 18 17:04:42 UTC 2016

I agree, Spike. The only salvation from technology that I think could salvage the system at this point would be a “Boomerang.” If we were able to cure old age (not even death, necessarily, but the big debilitating diseases of old age — cancer, heart disease, dementia, frailty — and millions of Boomers were suddenly hale enough, physically and mentally, to stay in or re-enter the work-force, then the demands on medical care and retirement funds would be much reduced. We’d have an economic boom. Though it would be pretty hard on Millennials trying to compete.

A little more fiscal responsibility from our government would still be a good thing, imho.

Question: If people have a longer healthspan, will the net wisdom (which is different from general intelligence) of the population increase? 


> On Jul 18, 2016, at 7:55 AM, spike <spike66 at att.net> wrote:
> My prediction: the fed will start by publishing phony manipulated inflation numbers.  (Oh wait, never mind, they are already doing that and have been for a long time.)  Federal pensions, including (or rather especially) Social Security will be increased at that number, a percent or two, as prices increase at a far higher rate.  In this scenario, it isn’t entirely clear exactly when the system failed, but it will be clear enough that it did at some point.  The evidence will be the numbers of elderly living in poverty.
> A PhD in economics is not necessary to see this coming, and in some ways, already here.
> spike

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