On Mon, Aug 13, 2012 at 8:03 PM,
I read this as ""A Russian mogul wants to achieve cybernetic immortality for RICH humans..." I see the benefits of these technologies as being disproportionately available to those with greater financial resources. Again, it sucks to be the working man. However, if I were ever fortunate enough to be on the receiving end of immortality technology, I think that I might spend the rest of the age of the universe exploring it - stopping from time to time to say hello to different life forms I would stumble across.
On Wed, Aug 8, 2012 at 6:09 AM,
Itskov is smart in that this scheme sounds more like a scheme than an actual scientific endeavor. He's preying on billionaire's instinctive gambling oriented psyches like frat boys preying on drunk women. I'm sure he will make small advances given the profit margins but nothing significant.
On Thu, Aug 2, 2012 at 6:04 PM,
It definitely reminds me of "In Time." In that case, some people can and did live for hundreds of years but ended up not wanting to live that long. Another point is that, unless your close friends and loved ones could do the same, you'd still be alone after awhile.
On Thu, Aug 2, 2012 at 5:56 AM,
Here's my take on immortality:
Right now, every moment I have is very important and precious because one day I will die, and that will be the end. This might be my last time to hear a new record or eat breakfast.
If I knew that I was never going to die, none of those experiences would mean anything. Life would become monotonous.