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Re: [new-tampa-philosophers] Apropos our previous discussion on transhumanism

From: Galen M.
Sent on: Thursday, March 1, 2012 1:15 PM
Bob, it depends on what your are asking.  How will it effect us physically?  Probably a near term reduction in the general aging process stemming from cell death but as Keevy mentioned it would probably increase the incidence of cancer because old cell lines would not die off naturally.  If it allows us to extend the lifespan for you old folks long enough to reach Aubrey de Gray's lifespan escape velocity (thereby putting biological immortality within your reach) then it is a worthwhile interim measure, though less optimal than an actual rejuvenation therapy which restores not only the telomeres but corrects any accumulated errors in the cell's DNA.  This is the true goal, not long life, but enduring youth.

Best,
Galen

On Thu, Mar 1, 2012 at 03:53, KMcAlavy <[address removed]> wrote:
Reversing telomere loss will greatly increase the incidence of cancer
since that is the mechanism that allows cancer run wild unchecked in the
body.  A better solution is probably to use stem cells to replace our body
parts as they wear out.

-Keevy

> A fascinating article:
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> http://www.kurzweilai.net/immortal-worms-defy-aging?utm_source=KurzweilAI+Daily+Newsletter&utm_campaign=792ab1b0f5-UA-946742-1&utm_medium=email
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> So, what happens when we learn how to stop or reverse telomere loss? O
> brave new world that has such people in't!
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> Bob
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