[ExI] Human Aging
atymes at gmail.com
Thu Feb 13 17:45:45 UTC 2014
On Feb 13, 2014 9:22 AM, <natasha at natasha.cc> wrote:
> Thank you Adrian. This is kind and generous of you to do.
Ah, my friend likes to show off what she's found. One of her big things is
how most people these days are likely to live to be 100, and many social
institutions are not ready for that.
> (The comment about anti-aging snake oil is strange. Has someone here been
selling snake oil?)
The majority of her exposure to transhumanism as it is actually practiced
has been people pushing unproven and dangerous (and not apparently
measurably effective) drugs, most of them supposedly nootropic. She has
found similar in other attempts to modify our biology. The high value
prospect is a strong lure for people to skip the testing (that makes sure
the drug actually does what its sellers claim, no matter how wonderful it
would be if it worked).
Which is not to say it can't be done, just that there is a very strong
fraud problem. It was bad enough that she had to walk out on a talk Mr. de
Grey was to give before he got to the podium, when the speaker before him
pushed pure snake oil to a degree that probably killed some of the audience
within a couple years. (I was there with her, and agree with her decision.)
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