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Old 08-25-2011, 03:02 PM
 
Location: Pueblo - Colorado's Second City
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For all we know, we are already living "the matrix" or "holodeck" of another more advanced civilization.
Or perhaps I am old and living in a matrix in some nursing home....
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Old 08-25-2011, 03:47 PM
 
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'I want to live forever!'

Me too!

'Ray takes about 200 vitamins a day,plus has his blood cleaned, also takes IVS'

But first he better learn to get rid of his Bald head - Baby Steps.
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Old 08-25-2011, 03:50 PM
 
Location: Pueblo - Colorado's Second City
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'I want to live forever!'

Me too!

'Ray takes about 200 vitamins a day,plus has his blood cleaned, also takes IVS'

But first he better learn to get rid of his Bald head - Baby Steps.
The thing about it is he is right at the line. He might or might not make it but the science behind his theory is sound. My take on it is this. Gen X and down should make it the baby boomers are questionable.
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Old 08-25-2011, 03:53 PM
 
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The thing about it is he is right at the line. He might or might not make it but the science behind his theory is sound. My take on it is this. Gen X and down should make it the baby boomers are questionable.
Well, once we learn how are genome functions at all levels and are able to repair it efficiently we will be on our way.
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Old 08-25-2011, 03:57 PM
 
Location: Pueblo - Colorado's Second City
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Well, once we learn how are genome functions at all levels and are able to repair it efficiently we will be on our way.
That is the interesting thing. If information technology would improve on a linear scale then it would be hundreds if not thousands of years before that would happen. However, information technology improves at a exponential rate and that is good for us because it brings the research and development time down dramatically. In fact we should be well on our way to this by 2020, only 9 years away.

I really like his example. He says if you take 30 steps and count linearly you get to 30. If you county exponentially you get to over 1 billion. That is a huge difference and why we will see some amazing advancements in the next 10 to 40 years.
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Old 08-25-2011, 04:14 PM
 
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That is the interesting thing. If information technology would improve on a linear scale then it would be hundreds if not thousands of years before that would happen. However, information technology improves at a exponential rate and that is good for us because it brings the research and development time down dramatically. In fact we should be well on our way to this by 2020, only 9 years away.

I really like his example. He says if you take 30 steps and count linearly you get to 30. If you county exponentially you get to over 1 billion. That is a huge difference and why we will see some amazing advancements in the next 10 to 40 years.
Better yet if you could somehow transmit and store your own neuronal memories and experiences you could then upload them to different future nueronal structures in different genomes - we have already shown you can erase memories. How fun would that be
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Old 08-25-2011, 04:20 PM
 
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Better yet if you could somehow transmit and store your own neuronal memories and experiences you could then upload them to different future nueronal structures in different genomes - we have already shown you can erase memories. How fun would that be
He talks about that in the book and documentary. Kind of like backing up a computer. He also talks about how we will be able to have different bodies both in the real world and in virtual reality that will be just as good if not better then the real world. I am so excited about the potential that I cant wait to see it develop. I would love to have a second life in a virtual world. Maybe live on the Enterprise with Piccard?
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Old 08-25-2011, 04:24 PM
 
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He talks about that in the book and documentary. Kind of like backing up a computer. He also talks about how we will be able to have different bodies both in the real world and in virtual reality that will be just as good if not better then the real world. I am so excited about the potential that I cant wait to see it develop. I would love to have a second life in a virtual world. Maybe live on the Enterprise with Piccard?
Maybe, just Maybe! It is fun to think about though.
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Old 08-25-2011, 04:29 PM
 
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Maybe, just Maybe! It is fun to think about though.
It is and the movie is even better to watch. Even if he is off and some of his ideas, I don't think he is, there will still be huge advancements in our lifetime including nano technology and virtual reality. Enough to keep us more then happy.
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Old 08-26-2011, 06:47 AM
 
Location: Matthews, NC
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For all we know, we are already living "the matrix" or "holodeck" of another more advanced civilization.
You're freaking me out, man.

If we do discover the key to extreme longetivity we'd better also have figured out how to migrate to other planets. Otherwise, we are facing a Logan's Run type situation.
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