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Old 11-28-2018, 08:14 PM
 
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Cure cancer, HIV, type 1 & type 2 diabetes, ALS..modern medicine & science is virtually stagnant in finding a cure for any of these diseases at this point, despite receiving more research funding than ever.
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Old 11-28-2018, 08:17 PM
 
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Cancer is not one disease, it's many diseases, so there isn't going to be one cure. And you would probably be shocked to find out how much money is being spent trying to find those cures. I have friends who are cancer researchers, and one is an executive, with a doctorate in molecular biology, of a smaller biotech firm that has some very promising immunotherapy drugs in the pipeline; they've spent MILLIONS of dollars and years developing them, but they're still in clinical trials, so the company hasn's made a dime off them yet. Depending on the results of the trials, they may or may not ever see a return on their investment, either.

The idea that people are being made to suffer with cancer to make money is a serious affront to all the hard-working scientists and medical professionals who are devoting their lives to finding cures for it.

Sorry. We will never cure cancer. At least not in the next 200 years. And cancer scientists agree. The focus now is on managing it and living with it.


If all the positive cancer breakthrough headlines are to be believed, then the cure for cancer is right around the corner. But that is a far cry from reality, says Dr. Jørgen Olsen, head of research at The Danish Cancer Society.
“I think it’s an illusion to imagine that after millions of years of this disease we’ll suddenly find a solution. I don’t think that we’ll ever beat it, but I think that we’ll get it under control so that it becomes chronic but not deadly,” says Olsen.

Prominent cancer researcher, Mads Daugaard from the Molecular Pathology & Cell Imaging Laboratory at the University of British Colombia, Canada, agrees.
“We won’t find a cure, but we’ll probably reach a point where we have so many ways to attack cancer that people won’t die from it anymore,” says Daugaard.



Scientists: we will never find a cure for cancer | ScienceNordic
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Old 11-28-2018, 08:51 PM
 
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Bionic eyes.
So many problems happen to our eyes just from aging. By now they should have at least figured out a way to keep the lens flexible so it doesn't harden and destroy our ability to accommodate and focus. And a way to keep our vitreous from shrinking and turning to watery mush inside our eyes so we don't see spider webs forever, or it pulls our retinas off.
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Old 11-28-2018, 11:44 PM
 
Location: Florida Gulf Coast
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Fly coast-to-coast any faster than five hours, which is the same time it took 30 years ago?

I actually looked this up recently.....don't understand all the technical details, but something about anything faster would break the sound barrier and cause a sonic boom, which is apparently a problem....also the cost of fuel....remember how expensive those Concorde flights were. But anyway, it still seems like everything else has gotten faster, smaller, better, except this.
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Old 11-29-2018, 12:39 AM
 
Location: Northern Appalachia
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Getting to the moon could have been done by Copernicus,given the right data and a computer with 1/10 of the computing power of this laptop. Its a trivial math problem.

Most of the proposed tasks here would require changing the mindset of 7 billion people and throwing out virtually all the current dogma of economics. A few people have tried, and history has not treated them well.
Are you sure you're talking about, "Getting to the moon?"
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Old 11-29-2018, 05:23 AM
 
Location: SW Florida
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If they can put a man on the moon why can't they.....


1. Cure diseases (all of them) including the common cold
2. Weaken hurricanes
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Old 11-29-2018, 07:12 AM
 
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Fly coast-to-coast any faster than five hours, which is the same time it took 30 years ago?

I actually looked this up recently.....don't understand all the technical details, but something about anything faster would break the sound barrier and cause a sonic boom, which is apparently a problem....also the cost of fuel....remember how expensive those Concorde flights were. But anyway, it still seems like everything else has gotten faster, smaller, better, except this.
Just read up on all the criticisms of the Concord, largely it's noise pollution in the dense urban areas it is flying into and out of and there is your main issue....along with as you noted, sufficient market size and $$$ to make it financially viable.
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Old 11-29-2018, 07:29 AM
 
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More medical stuff-

Better and safer general anesthesia.

Stop hair loss and prevent hair from graying. They know what causes these things to happen so let's get to it.

Curing any of this aging stuff would kill so many industries - imagine if no one needed corrective lenses or hair dye.
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Old 11-29-2018, 12:00 PM
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Location: Thousand Oaks, CA
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The answer (you seek one?) is that flying a man to the moon is/was easier than all of these things.
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Old 11-29-2018, 12:25 PM
 
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I would like to see:

- Affordable basic healthcare for everyone, with everyone paying their fair share, and no one becoming bankrupt because of medical bills



While we're at it, I want affordable basic Porsches and Rolls Royces for everyone.
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