Für Gesundheit, Glück und langes Leben

” These data are overwhelming because, while they offer answers to many questions that could never be answered before, they make us intensely aware of how little we know about what is in the hearts and minds of 6 billion people.”//gallup

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sovscfi “We’re human beings, with the blood of a million savage years on our hands. But we can stop it. We can admit that we’re killers, but we won’t kill today.”//Captain Kirk

“…at a minimum, a critical eye should be cast on the rosy visions of the future presented by computer enthusiasts….”///e_notes

“Not if we consider the reality of unequal death in today’s world, in which differences in longevity highlight the gap between the haves and the have-nots. Even in affluent societies, in which the basics of food, shelter and medicine are widely available, the grim reaper is very much class conscious. Without returning to the concern for equality that was once the hallmark of the Enlightenment, radical life extension may well add to these existing inequalities, and create more resentment and strife in the future… So evolution ‘needs’ mortality. But who needs evolution? Not Homo sapiens, whom one would expect to dislike the prospect of being superseded by a ‘new and improved’ species, unless it is still Homo in some sense who does the superseding. Indeed, this is precisely the premise of current post-humanist utopias: the replacement of blind evolutionary chance by the self-directed re-engineering of human nature…….In fact, transhumanism embodies the mix of futuristic optimism, individual assertiveness and libertarian denial of limits that has become the hallmark of the current entrepreneurial culture. In effect, it is an optimistic symbolic crusade by entrepreneurs who are selling morally uplifting beliefs, whereas the traditional gloomy and pessimistic discourses instigate moral panic. On either side, ideology and emotion reign supreme…As a result, the life-extending technologies of tomorrow may well increase inequality and the social disruption that will inevitably result. This is not because these technologies are evil in themselves—they are not—but because they will emerge in a world that has turned its back on equality.”///Alex Mauron//the choosy reaper

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