[extropy-chat] Draft Paper on Boredom and Superlongevity
giogavir at yahoo.it
Tue Jun 20 09:44:55 UTC 2006
I believe that the opposite is true.
Superlongevity will defeat boredom, because will allow
people to have long range plans, will allow careers
change, permanent education ,possibility to explore
new subjects without the costrain of time .
Our society must understand that superlongevity will
change completely the education and work market.
Today we risk to be off the labor market if we are
over 45, in a new society age must not be a
discriminating factor as it is today, but must allow
everybody to have new opportunities independently of
age.That is the main issue and the main challenge,
forget the age barrier that today is what leads to
boredom, desperation and a terrible waste of good
knowhow and experience.
Society must overcome the age barrier and accept
willing people at any age, without any more
--- Mark Walker <mark at permanentend.org> ha scritto:
> I've put an early draft of a paper here:
> www.permanentend.org/walker/Boredom.html As usual,
> comments welcome. Below
> is the abstract:
> Abstract: 'Superlongevity' may be thought of as
> doubling (or more) the
> human lifespan through the use of technology.
> Critics have argued that
> superlongevity will inevitably lead to boredom,
> while proponents have denied
> this claim. Rather than attempting to resolve the
> debate through theoretical
> speculation, I argue that allowing persons to become
> superlongevitists can
> be construed as an experiment to decide this issue.
> Further, the moral
> benefits of conducting the experiment greatly
> outweigh the moral costs of
> not running the experiment.
> Dr. Mark Walker
> Department of Philosophy
> University Hall 310
> McMaster University
> 1280 Main Street West
> Hamilton, Ontario, L8S 4K1
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