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New Meetup: The Ramifications of Immortality

From: Vernon
Sent on: Sunday, March 29, 2009 12:34 PM
Announcing a new Meetup for "With an Open Mind" Discussion Group!

What: The Ramifications of Immortality

When: April 22,[masked]:30 PM

Where: Click the link below to find out!

Meetup Description: Cambridge University geneticist Aubrey de Grey has famously stated, ?The first person to live to be 1,000 years old is certainly alive today ?whether they realize it or not, barring accidents and suicide, most people now 40 years or younger can expect to live for centuries.?

Perhaps de Gray is way too optimistic, but plenty of others have joined the search for a virtual fountain of youth. In fact, a growing number of scientists, doctors, geneticists and nanotech experts?many with impeccable academic credentials?are insisting that there is no hard reason why ageing can?t be dramatically slowed or prevented altogether. Not only is it theoretically possible, they argue, but a scientifically achievable goal that can and should be reached in time to benefit those alive today.

But not everyone thinks ageing can or should be cured. Some say that humans weren?t meant to live forever, regardless of whether or not we actually can. What do YOU think? Given a choice, would YOU choose to live ?forever?? In what ways would you be affected? In what ways would the world be affected?

Learn more here:
http://www.meetup.com/With-An-Open-Mind-Discussion-Group/calendar/10063137/

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