[ExI] Life extension - but what about Alzheimer's?

Adrian Tymes atymes at gmail.com
Sat Mar 9 22:03:48 UTC 2019

On Sat, Mar 9, 2019 at 12:34 PM <spike at rainier66.com> wrote:
> I have the notion that if we can get good enough immersive reality software
> and virtual reality software, we can keep older peoples' minds active and
> functional longer.

The challenge is not the software.  The challenge is getting people
who need to stay mentally active, to start and keep doing mentally
active things.  A lot of people have a learned distaste for
intellectual work.  With these people, you could spend billions of
dollars making AR software and it would be utterly, completely,
entirely wasted - or you can do the equivalent of counselling (costing
a few hundred, maybe a few thousands, of dollars per person) and get
them active with the activities and resources already available.

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