Life Extension Values Clarification Survey

March/April 2007 Comments

Num Comments Date
1517 I hope the scientists were hurry up and cure ageing. I'm getting older every day! 2007-03-02 14:04:22
1522 Diet will kill most everyone. Only garbage food is availabe in the US. 2007-03-03 11:36:19
1525 maximum lifespan has not changed with advanced medical treatments. lifespan extension is exceedingly unlikely, but healthspan extension is realizable. 2007-03-03 18:25:57
1533 How is cryogenics life-extension?? I would see life extension as living and not being in a frozen state. But I understand the way in which you are implementing your argument. I believe cryogenics would be good for non-human life. Like plants and animals because eventually it would be soemthing for the extremely wealthy and powerful greedy humans. This would serve to be harmful to life as we know it. 2007-03-07 09:46:57
1539 Interesting questions 2007-03-08 13:57:41
1545 I believe in life extension through proper nutrition, mental and physical exercise, meditation and rest. 2007-03-10 12:33:50
1551 Thanks. Thought provoking. 2007-03-13 16:39:23
1569 I wonder whether or not you consider 'good health' in women to be pre-menopausal or post menopausal. What would be your reproduction policy if cryonics does prove capable or prolonging life indeterminately? Do you consider that it would ever be possible to undo the effects -- cancers, dementia, etc -- of aging? I think that the best of human efforts should be applied to looking after all the beautiful, genetically-sound people who die daily in wars, or by starvation and preventable disease, and to solving human conflict -- not to trying to preserve a few chosen individuals' lives. 2007-03-19 00:06:34
1573 i think that we confuse quantity and quality. there is a certain degree of suffering that is necessary with all life, the excessive avoidance of this is pathological in north america. it seems that no one wants to face any kind of reality, the apogee being one's own death. however, whenever i die, i am done. i am a speck on a speck and that is okay with me. i find peoples obession with being younger and eternal to be frightening and ignorant, a symptom of their incredible arrogance and denial that there could actually be anything greater than ourselves. death happens. to all of us. thank goodness. 2007-03-20 21:22:06
1578 I'd be interested to know how future political institutions will attempt to regulate or even ban cryonics or other life-extension technologies. I am more worried about socialists and environmental fanatics than religious objection to cryonics. Religious people will change their views over time the same way they have over in-vitro fertilization (formerly known as "test tube babies"). In America the debate has shifted away from whether certain controversial bio-technologies should be allowed to whether they should be funded by the government. Conservative (right-wing) Christians really seem to have developed a live and let live attitude here on a lot of issues. It also seems to me that whether our cultures foster individualism, economic and social freedoms and prize intelligence, rationality, competition and achievement will determine our future. In the U.S. compulsory public education inculcates mediocrity, class envy and allegiance to the Nanny State and is kept that way through the teacher's unions and politicians using "the children" as a political football. Huge sums of money are spent "educating" "special needs" children (retarded and severely handicapped), many of whom are unlikely to do any productive work as a result of their schooling, while talented and intelligent children become bored and apathetic. Any step towards inculcating the proper pro-science and pro-progress values, even if very small, would speed the pace of scientific advancements. 2007-03-22 01:25:23
1581 I'm not sure I'd want to emerge into a life with no friends or family, but then again - I've done it once.. 2007-03-23 16:12:16
1582 What is "a God?" What is "reincarnation?" The majority of the founders of this country were deists, which is neither Christian nor atheist. I've met many atheists who are actually statists, they regard government as omnipotent or the best solution for all of mankind's problems, as opposed to my belief that government is the cause of most of mankind's problems. 2007-03-23 20:55:36
1588 Q,22 reawakening? no I wouldn't want it, but if It happened then it would obviously be strange and I would worry about the mental frailties I would suffer. A double life! You have one life, live it, sow your seed and leave. 2007-03-26 15:51:42
1590 I think when people die they should just die or if they are terminally ill they should just call it quits. It usually will put a burden emotionally and finacially on there loved ones. I belive also that terminally ill people shoud be able to terminate their lives by what ever means necessary and available to them. That is the Natural Order of things that keep a good balance on this planet. 2007-03-28 00:15:58
1591 you guys for sure are trying to make lots of money from those who don,t know or are confused about their life and god 2007-03-28 00:33:13
1593 the artical placed on web are useful too. 2007-03-28 21:34:14
1597 I believe that cryonics will never be adequate to preserve mammalian life forms in a revivable form as there is far too much complexity involved. Even small damage to the nervous system, for example, would render the subject incapable of any normal life function. Life extension, in a continuous form, however, is almost certain. We, humans, have already done so. Consider the medical gains and average age of death increases in just the last 2 or 3 centuries. There are certainly more gains to follow in the future. Will anyone ever live to be 200 years old? Likely, but not in my lifetime or yours. Maybe 500 or 1000 years from now, and then only a few select individuals. Do I believe in a God or a Heaven? No. Why would people try so hard to stay alive if Heaven was waiting for them? Suicide bombers excepted. Read the News. 2007-03-30 04:21:02
1598 This would be ideal if one life is happy and fullfilling otherwise it would be horrible for evil or misserable individual. 2007-03-30 11:30:21
1605 I am willing to sacrifice a small amount of life for the enjoyment of an equally small amount of alcohol. 2007-04-01 21:54:49
1613 I never knew they were attempting to preserve a living brain. I feel that the obviously preferable solution, would be to extend life without cardiac arrest. I think an intelligent person could engage in life extention without interrupting the realities of their religion. 2007-04-04 16:48:50
1614 2 - 4) I fall somewhere between definitely and probably. 9) It wouldn't have to, and it might result in earlier advances that would make a larger population desirable. 10) It might help society more by reducing the amount of knowledge that is lost or that must be relearned. 13) I suspect not, but I don't know 15) Slight recognition, perhaps in the order of Trans Time, Alcor 16) Currently it is not a strategy for me. 18) I have doubts about the future desire to apply it to very many of us. 20) Depends on the technology available at time of reanimation. 22) Better than not re-awakening. 24) Unlikely to fit any current stereotype very well. 25) Don't know, so don't believe. 2007-04-04 18:10:04
1615 Non-Comm-But-Interesting. 2007-04-05 11:38:02
1617 Why are so many of your questions regading cryonics? Haven't you read the recent research into induced hibernation? Have you studied the physical properties of water? Have you studied much chemistry? The problem of water crystals piercing cell membranes looks like a mighty tough one. Aside from that, the idea of cryonics seems incredibly elitist. Using all that energy to keep some body frozen just so they can see what the future looks like doesn't seem very socially responsible. My bet is that you are so interested in skipping ahead to the future because you have poor, unsatisfying relationships with the people in your life. If you had children to focus your energy on and to give direction to your life you might realize why living a thousand years is completely beside the point. 2007-04-06 16:48:48
1622 I have a problem with any life extension program mainly because I believe people should appreciate what life they have instead of wasting it on trying to make their life longer. 2007-04-11 00:04:00
1628 No Cooments 2007-04-11 23:07:20
1636 We need less talk and more research. 2007-04-13 17:07:25
1639 i understand that life is a very preciouse harmoney that resonates the tunes of experience and nature; of and from within the cells of the individual. I can not concieve how frezing the body (the hardwear) could possibly preserve this very delicate harmony? 2007-04-14 13:44:50
1640 I believe our life span can be extended. We have already done that with C. elegans. I am not sure if we are going to need cryonics in the future. There is a huge hope in Nanomedicine and Stem cells too. Cheers Laura 2007-04-14 17:03:52
1646 I strongly believe one day humans will know how to live for ever. 2007-04-15 21:53:10
1653 Boredom would be a major issue if extending lives ever becomes serious. 2007-04-18 18:32:30
1656 It has been recently proven that there is a limited maximum human lifespan, and this cannot be changed no matter what. Cryonics and so-called life extension are therefore useless practices. 2007-04-19 09:06:23
1665 Inevitability of death give sense of existence. 2007-04-21 11:53:02
1686 rmind the shitty neighbors I'm surrounded by. I am completely discusted with life. Everything was a disappointment before my husband, now it is so beyond that. I do not belong is this stupid, crime infested, retard, so brains, and I can go on... world. Just zoom me out of here. The world is a complete mess. It always was, but with my husband we made our own world and than it was easier to live in it, not paying attention to anything or anyone that was basically a shit.!!!!!!!! 2007-04-28 20:12:04
1687 I waited 40 years to meet my soul mate,making sure I did not make major mistakes ( thats another story) I did and than without going into long details at 52 years old he was diagoised with stage 4 cancer. Never abused his body, the best person, friend, father, son, HUSBAND with me, and cancer took him in less than 16 months. I am beyond myself and still functioning to all lifes responsibiliies, like a robot. How can I ever believe in anything, never mind anyone. I'm suppose to bush the duct off and never let my tears pour with any family or friends. 2007-04-28 19:58:16
1689 life extension will come about:but we better find another planet because this one had it with us. so all this really means nothing.we are just a bunch of monkeys,and thats all i have to say about that. 2007-04-29 09:20:00
1693 not worth participating 2007-04-30 07:55:49
1695 interesting topic. I wish to go home to my lord and creator when called, as it fits the plan of the almighty. If it pleases God to have me stay on earth longer- 60,80,100 or 900 years like Methusaluh, with purpose, health, hope and self-sufficiency, thats fine. If its returning as another human entity to learn human life lessons for more spiritual enlightenment,fine! I never wish to be a burden to my family, or society. 2007-04-30 17:53:56