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Memories of the 28th Century

Miscellaneous thoughts about miscellaneous matters

  1. Following the Trends

    by , 09-08-2013 at 03:21 PM (Memories of the 28th Century)
    I already explained that following trends until they end is usually a winning strategy for predicting the future. By looking at trends that already exist we can make predictions that might be accurate. Individual trends are simple, but putting them together is more interesting.
    In high technology the trend for the next century will be toward Quantum computing and time travel and trans-dimensional travel.

    In government the present trend is toward centralization of power. This ...
  2. Ethics of Longevity

    by , 08-17-2013 at 10:37 AM (Memories of the 28th Century)
    As a general matter, anything that leads to longer life and/or better health is ethically good, but the steps that will lead to especially long lifespans may have some ethical problems for some people.

    It has been suggested to me that the matter of transplants has ethical pitfalls, but transplants are a stopgap measure. The long-term solutions all involve using an individualís own DNA and culturing new parts with the same DNA, but there are people for whom that is not an option, because ...

    Updated 08-17-2013 at 02:03 PM by PeterL

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