Life Extension Values Clarification Survey

May/June 2006 Comments

Num Comments Date
414 My answer to #23: will do it in the future if the technology is advanced enough and the providers seem reliable enough. And if I can afford it of course. 2006-05-01 13:25:05
419 I work at a assisted living center. I never saw a ghost, but things hapen that could only be explained as a polterguiste. I am convinced when your spirit leaves your body the only thing you could do w/ frozen body is a clone. 2006-05-02 16:51:49
421 Obviously, I am neither religous, nor educated in the medical field. I am however spiritual and believe the research is extreamly exciting and necessary! 2006-05-02 19:54:07
425 I actually never thought about whether I'd want to be cryoni-cized after I'm dead. It's an interesting thought. I'll think about it a little more later, maybe, if I can remember. 2006-05-03 22:02:55
428 I enjoyed reading the article on aging. There is some good stuff to think and maybe prepare for (Altimers) before it happens. I presently use anti-oxidants (vitamin C, alpha lipoic acid) and am experimenting with it on my skin (wrinkles). OK, so I'm a little vain, but who wants to look old if there's a way to slow the process which I believe that all that can be done today. 2006-05-04 19:42:46
434 I'm a perfusionist who thinks of cryonic preservation as a medical procedure with a high probability of success, sometime in the near future. Will the people currently being preserved be *themselves*, provided the future success of nano-repair of the tissue damage that is occurring? I have no idea. Still, the scientific possibilities are quite intriguing to me. A fascinating field...truly fascinating. Thanks for all the info on your site. 2006-05-06 08:23:58
444 A lot of these questions pertaining to speculation about the future feel useless. There are just so many variables, such as changing attitudes. In the future people may not care about longer life, and/or they may not fear death. Questions might be included in this survey that address the relationship between life extension and quality of life, rather than just "youthfulness". 2006-05-09 22:32:31
451 i dont believe u should use cryonics an a rejuvination or to make people live longer 2006-05-11 17:34:30
452 You should include some provisions about nanothechnology and also some spiritual issues (i. e. about consciousness). Otherwise, the survey is great 2006-05-11 19:30:30
454 I have long been interested in longevity, 30 years. I don't have a gender, I am not a word. I believe scientists currently have the ability and know how to extend maximum human life expectancy to 1000 years but there are over population and polution problems that would obviously have to be dealt with and planned out or we can continue controlling population with timely wars, anialation, starvation and so called diseases as we are doing now. 2006-05-11 21:49:14
459 On the one hand, we have science and alternative health care systems developing techniques for slowing down or even reversing the aging process... These discoveries focus on achieving and mainting optimum health, among other things. On the other, we have a nation (US) of incredibly malnourished, overweight, unaware, unenlightened people. I lean towards the former... yet wonder about the rest of us on this lifeboat called EARTH. Cryonics is not for the masses. It is for the wealthy, and elite, the intellectually advanced. Interesting. 2006-05-13 21:11:47
461 I'm fairly uninformed about cryonics, but I assume that scientific advancement in many areas will be exponential. 2006-05-14 15:38:03
462 interested in knowing groups that are studying life extension possibilities 2006-05-14 19:38:04
464 Under the religion question I am a spiritualist 2006-05-14 23:52:45
466 Very interesting website. Thank you Ben for your writings. I haven't spent time thinking of life extention really... rather about sustaining a high quality of life and good health. So far I plan to live into my 90's and want to make the years enjoyable and productive. I look 10 years younger than I am at this time and have only recently noticed my skin showing some signs of aging... better get my beauty rest now! Again, thanks for all the interesting writings... I'll be back to read more : ) 2006-05-15 02:34:13
474 If you live well, love God and your neighbor as yourself, once around is enough, thank you! 2006-05-16 09:49:51
476 I have always been interested in the causes of aging and their prevention and reversal. I originally went into biological research because of this but made mistakes in the research areas I undertook. Since then have gone into information technology. I maintain an active interest in life extension issues. I've found your articles and viewpoint very refreshing. 2006-05-16 16:25:56
478 I believe anti-aging techniques should be used, not to make us immortal, since there would be no progress in society, however, an average life expectancy of around 120 - 140 years would be acceptable, of course, considering population control (we must be over the carrying capacity!) and euthanasia. 2006-05-16 22:24:48
488 I don't believe in any religion, or god, they are the BIGGEST BULLSHIT. I think that secret services in the today greatest (most powerful) countries/states around the world should have known by now all this plus TONS of MORE. This is not a big deal, I' SURE that I can do it...meaning I could...If I was able to experiment all the time-which means that if I had my own frst-class nano-bla,bla lab-which means if I was "GODzillioner"'s not a problem. By the way, your site's GREAT. it has a lot of great info. keep the work 2006-05-18 20:39:06
494 I believe in a "life after death". But in case there isn't I see no good reason why cryonics might not possibly offer hope of a future life. 2006-05-20 22:18:43
501 I believe that we are all the same one consciousness so life extension is no more than preservation of certain states of matter and consciousness, in tha same way as preserving art or media. 2006-05-21 14:00:51
509 What about the mind, hm? Memory isn't going to be restored. Those enlisted, prepare yourselves for a future unknown to you anyway. 2006-05-24 11:12:01
518 (5) It depends on people's attitudes toward science (an environment condusive to science), and how many scientists are working on related research. 2006-05-27 01:30:50
521 this survey is aload of egg fried ice!!!!! 2006-05-28 11:55:58
526 the only way to continue living is by having children.. ? 2006-05-29 13:01:44
537 There is a large body of evidence that people can recall living before this life - with or without hypnotism. If it's true, then the problem of life could well be one of simple amnesia. Do you have any strategy to cope with this possibility? For someone that loves life so much, it could be very disheartening to spend 500 years in an ice-box when one could be living. 2006-05-31 23:01:39
544 The most difficult questions to answer are regarding cryonics. I do not believe that it is possible to cryonically "suspend" a person, with our present level of technology and understanding, without creating some freezing damage. I do believe that we will perfect cryonic suspension in the future. I also believe that we may be able to correct some or all of the freezing damage done to currently dead and frozen people (though this view is extraordinarily optimistic it is possible). As far as the amount of time that a person can remain clinically dead before a perfected form of cryonics would become useless (with current technology it is useless at any stage) goes, I would have to say that this would depend upon many factors. Those factors include: biochemical individuality, circumstances of death (cause, body temp., brain temp., blood loss, etc.), and so forth. With mind uploading, cloning, cryonics, and biotechnological advancements I am sure that any available remains could not only revive but reconstitue an individual to a good degree. This is mainly speculative guesswork based on a very optimistic view of the future. At present I believe very strongly that most funding should go into bioengineering physical immortality and improving our durability and the quality of our lives through biological enhancement rather than cryonics. Cryonics is mainly for those "hopeless cases" (those with HIV, Cancer, genetic risk factors, extreme advanced age and senescence [currently over 80 years old]) and those who refuse or deny the value of current life extending technologies or are too lazy or ignorant to accept them as viable options for extending life to the second wave of life extending technologies. 2006-06-02 15:53:17
545 I intend to live forever, through a renewed body given to me by my Lord and Saver Jesus Christ w/ in the next 3 yrs... up on His return, to claim his creation Planet Earth .... now go get your own dirt to buid with... Austin Texas 2006-06-02 23:43:35
546 I am not interested at this time nor have the money or cofidence that the technology will really work. 2006-06-03 18:13:33
548 Life Extension is an exciting development that may realize its goals in the 21st Century. I would prefer to be immortal, myself, permanently manifesting myself as a 35 year-old specimen in excellent health and with the physique of a college athlete. I think that there are grounds for optimism concerning the pursuit of this goal, and that it is worth pursuing at this point in our evolution. Rejuvenation is also being accomplished, to some degree, and of course this is also desirable. However, even if our ultimate goals are in fact unattainable, we can expect to make a good deal of valuable progress attempting to realize those goals. As for the existence of God, I think this has something to do with our consciousness of the way the cosmic theatre is mythologically organized. It is startling to see mythological forms on the moon, for instance, and I suppose it was such forms, images in clouds, and the imagery of the celestial sphere constellations that led man to formulate the god-concept as a link-to-heaven sort of thing. Otherwise, he was perhaps a god-fearing man in awe of a transfigured mate, a spirit among the gods. Here the universe seems mythologically organized around myself out to a visible depth of 8.1 billion light-years. For my notes on life extension techniques, see 2006-06-04 15:08:40
552 I have a research company that has been in operation for 13 years that has delved into human (+ animal) longevity...within 18 years we hope to list on the stock exchange for 2 reasons; 1/ to raise capital so as to further extend our premises for continued + exceptional quality longevity research 2/ to also raise awareness that we as scientists and to lesser extent capitalists that our research can evolutionise everyday not every 50/100 years 2006-06-06 00:07:00
554 I personally feel that brain interfacing will provide the opportunity for much more dramatic life extension / expansion than cryonics. 2006-06-06 22:57:47
556 Am curious about cryoincs but not rally a candidate for the process. When I finish somethin I like to be done with it. There is too much suffering and injustice in this worl for there to be a loving god. 2006-06-07 15:58:32
559 Inever heard of cryonics. 2006-06-08 04:39:44
569 "It is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgment." Hebrews 9:27 You can have eternal life, however, through repentance of sin, and faith in Jesus Christ...that is the only sure promise of "life extension." God Bless! 2006-06-09 17:17:19
579 If most of these questions have answers, how have the 'correct' answers been achieved? If this is a data collection device, though data is collected, to what end will it be used besides a 'oh- that's how foolish they were then' purpose? I enjoyed spending downtime at work taking this test, otherwise, I probally never would have completed it. Thank you, though, for your pseudo-heretical scientific insertion of possibility into the mindsets of the stubborn. 2006-06-12 18:01:04
587 Two quotes from Albert Einstein: Science without religion is lame, religion without science is blind. Nothing will benefit human health and increase the chances for survival of life on Earth as much as the evolution to a vegetarian diet. 2006-06-14 00:00:16
600 Good luck finding trends. 2006-06-15 15:03:04
615 Cryonics will be successfull if one day we can freeze and unfreeze a mammal animal successfully. 2006-06-20 08:42:59
616 The term "endanger" in question 9 is a little vague with regards to the future of society. 2006-06-20 16:36:55
617 Tis an interesting prospect, attached to an incredibly informative website. My kudos are attached to the intense hopes that life extension becomes not only possible someday, but also viable for the world. 2006-06-21 00:21:16
636 Lazarus Long (and Robert Heinlein) was my hero. Unfortunately, as I have grown up, the biological sciences have not managed any real progress regarding life extension. But I still have hope! 2006-06-29 11:17:02
637 If you could extend life there should be a way to shutdown the reproductive system from creating sperm and egg in order to combat overpopulation. A hormore that supresses conception 100%. 2006-06-29 13:26:32
639 what is cryonics? 2006-06-29 16:32:19
643 no comments 2006-06-30 10:32:33