Life Extension Values Clarification Survey

January/February 2007 Comments

Num Comments Date
1277 Please do not send offers for cryonic services. Thank you for your educational website! 2007-01-05 20:53:51
1282 Questions are leading and could cause bias. 2007-01-07 11:57:50
1284 I am not too sure about what cryonics will be able to achieve. What i know is that man can live a youthful life for an unlimited period. Human body is not designed to have diseases and is not designed to age. I have explained the concept in my new theory titled, 'Principle of Constant Change.' that I am going to publish shortly. It is basically a theory on physics but has wide implications on medical science. 2007-01-07 15:40:21
1296 nice website. I have been practicing CR with various levels of commitment over the past several years. Now with the resveratrol research, it is a vindication. No? 2007-01-09 09:54:36
1301 Questions 12 and 13: WHO CARES? 2007-01-09 23:12:06
1305 I think one of the best ways to push forward would be to develop a $1 million (or multi-million) dollar prize (similar to the X prize) for the first person to 'suspend' (not necessarily freeze) a mammal for > 6 months. I'm sure others have thought of this and it does astound me that someone with far more resources than myself has not created such a competition. 2007-01-10 14:52:08
1306 Time will come surely to live forever. 2007-01-10 18:37:35
1316 need more questions, the ones on life time assume the goodness of the governmnet in that we want to live and that they wish us to...they do not have the same goals. Life is only worth living when you are free and willing to help the rest of the world, not for the gain of power and money. Your survery ignores this all important point 2007-01-12 09:23:24
1328 Too many "evers". I believe anything and everything is possible in the eventual future. 2007-01-15 15:49:21
1329 I believe the bible tells us that we can expect a lifespan od about 70 years but there is no prohabition on doing whatever is in your power ( morally and ethically ) to extend your life however long you wish. 2007-01-15 17:23:56
1332 I firmly believe that I live and will die on God's perfect timing. When it is my turn to checkout nothing on this earth has the capacity or power to keep me here; neither, I am interested in any form of scientific or medical intervention prolongation of life or for the preservation of my physical remains. It takes far less faith to know with absloute certainty that my eternal state is absolutely, secure within God's jurisdiction. Cryonics on the other hand, as means of frozen anticipation of some future resurrection, is scientifiically speaking pure speculation at best and at worst criminally deceptive and thus fraud. Hope for the hopless if you will! For those who place their faith in cryonics as their vehicle to some future resurrection and resultant eternal life; well, letís just say that they are destined for a huge disappointment. Human life has been, is currently and will remain the creator, Godís absolute domain. Human Life apart from soul life is absolutely impossible. Life begins at physical birth, with the divine imputation of soul life, the breath of life, to the format soul of the human fetus upon emergence from the womb. Human life begins with the first exhale and terminates at physical death with the final exhale when soul life, the breath of life, departs the biological remains. From academic and empirical points of view the origin of human life has fascinated the scientific community and the spiritually minded throughout human civilization. Hundreds of thousands of pages have been written on the subject; nonetheless, the fact remains that science has never, not once, ever imputed human life (or animal for that matter) to any fetal or adult remains, nor will science ever accomplish that feat. Even cloning requires a surrogate womb into which a biologically living, cellular zygote is implanted and there it gestates to term. Upon emergance from the womb, not the doctors, not science, not the medical world, God alone decides whether or not the fetus becomes a living human being. Isn't that how it should be? Best regards, Robert Ferris 2007-01-17 09:58:21
1338 As far as I can see, it does a good job at overviewing the subject. 2007-01-18 16:32:54
1341 Why would anyone not want to finish this life and then see what the next life has to teach them. Freezing or whatever - someone does not provide the necessary lessons needed to improve your lot. 2007-01-18 22:48:45
1347 could use an explanation of what you want to include in the term "aging" 2007-01-20 07:57:07
1349 Life is not so much as to exist its the meaningless resistance without cause beyond the fault of being born into this world, a resistance against decay of time and one another until death inevitablely consumes you little by little. Without light the darkness seeps in, and it takes energy to emit light whether its electricity of the light bulb or the wood of the fire or even the burning gases of the sun. Eventually all light will fail but the darkness never will. 2007-01-20 17:36:39
1372 I believe that in cryonics one would lose their life experience, all memory, all self-identity, even if the brain could be stimulated in some magical way to "live" again so what would be the point. One idea is to keep yourself healthy and alive until a brain backup is possible saving your life experience to that backup date, clone yourself and reload what is backed up into the brain of your new body. This would be good also for the bodies of those diseased or mutilated beyond repair. It's all about consciousness without which you are no different from any other mammal. 2007-01-26 16:35:08
1376 Cryonics, in my opinion, is great insomuch as it looks to the extenion of healthy life. I think mankind at this point has contaminated the air, land, and water enough that life is shortened beyond what it should be; and extending life will need to depend on controlling those factors. Also, most of the world is interested only in conflict and domination, and don't think I'd look forward to being there. 2007-01-28 14:34:53
1383 Is it really that promising? Aren't this just one of those scientific daydream? I mean look at the world now, there still no cure yet for cancer, AIDS, etc. The world is still fucked up, people starving, etc, etc, and you talking about living forever?? 2007-01-30 10:42:26
1392 Increase in life force energy (chi) feeds the body what it needs. When that is cut off to one extent or another that part of the body will suffer and cancer often results there. Tai chi increases life span. The noteworthy point is, i do 2 hours a day resulting in 2 hours less of sleep is needed. I get the 2 hours of my day back and it helps me stay very very healthy! 2007-02-01 02:16:35
1394 I believe that advances in DNA technology and stem cell research are the most hopeful methods for extending live beyond its present age limits. In the meanwhile, good nutrition, exercise and hormone therapy are our best hope. 2007-02-01 11:35:35
1395 the word religion is non-sensical to me, it doesnt mean anything. reincarnation, god, etc are just buzz terms, to me they have a malleable definition, like all words. 2007-02-01 16:09:15
1396 I have no time to die. See you in the future! 2007-02-01 17:46:06
1402 For people like me with severe, clinical depression, anxiety, and PTSD, It's my opinion that the value of a life of any length largely depends on how much of YOU is left, to provide a positive outlook. Otherwise, even being in perfect health, at an ideal age, and with unlimited wealth and inteligence, can't make you WANT to participate in any further life. 2007-02-04 11:00:52
1404 Life extension to me means utilizing the tools we have been given to live to our potential lifespan or at least to enjoy the lifespan we have to the maximum. The idea that our lifespan can be extended beyond what God has mandated is an exercise in futility. It is my belief that man is living in an extremely degenerate state from the body which was designed for him. The original human body was immortal, being perfectly efficient (for example, producing energy without heat). Not only this, but subsequent eras in human history introduced germs and disease and a mandated lifespan of around 120 years. Science is only a testament to the perfect consistency of our creator in this age. 2007-02-05 12:34:55
1406 The problem for most people is not age at which they die, but what to do until then. 2007-02-05 22:29:25
1419 life is not a film. 2007-02-07 12:35:07
1420 Inadequate answer clarification (26): Although I am technically a Catholic (Baptized such), I am open to most world religions and do not impose that I (or my chosen for me religion) have the best/only answer to the mysteries of life. Comments about life extension (and your writings): I readily admit that was under the assumption that increased life spans would only contribute to the over population problem. After reading your article regarding this opinion I must say I am now much more open to the idea of life extension and preservation of ones physical remains for future restoration. I have greatly enjoyed reading and thinking about the articles you have written and am interested in reading more. Regards, Moffat Gray moffgray@gmail.com 2007-02-07 14:20:26
1421 while I consider myself atheist, I answer 'possibly' to "do you believe there is a god?" because it would be unscientific to eliminate the possibility of a God, however remote it may be and regardless of personal beliefs. 2007-02-07 19:25:47
1437 very interesting... i think you have great faith in science. I don't know much about the current theory and science of cryonics ( i will after i read your articles). I don't think the world will be better or worse in the future because there are always losses and gains in equal measure, at least in terms of our human experience of it. (#8) I don't think that the best or only value of life is in prolonging it. facing death has also its value. I am not of any organized religion, by the way, and so chose no answer for 26. 2007-02-12 22:33:12
1441 The Christian Bible notes that old age (no limit given) is honourable. However God limited man's age (at creation man's age limit was probably limitless) because of man's inherent willful wickedness. "... man is destined to die once, and after that to face judgment." Hebrews 9:27 (New Testament) Even with a maximum prolongation our life on Earth is of a relatively short duration. Most important is knowing where you're going after death because that'll be forever. Are you ready to go? Any committed Christian will explain how to. God bless. 2007-02-13 15:48:45
1442 Question 8. Compare quality of life in 100 years. Depends on what age. Certainly people are surviving longer, but this does not match quality of life. What good will it be to live to 100 if you need to be spoon fed and wear nappies? This is where the research money should go...into improving quality of life as we age, not increasing max life span. 2007-02-13 19:45:06
1447 Cronics should be considered the very last resort to life extension. Like the parachute in the cockpit of an airplane. Most energy should spent keeping the plane operating every flight. But a parachute is still good to have when all esle fails. 2007-02-14 14:32:29
1450 I really would like to live long enough to see my grandangels grow up, but only if i could be in good enogh health to enjoy them. 2007-02-15 08:39:31
1454 enjoy your life while you can always do good for you and others and you will prosper 2007-02-15 22:46:09
1456 I don't think I know anyone who even talks about cryonics. I think most of us are aware of it but do not see it as a viable option. And I'm really not sure why anyone would do it. Perhaps I'm just ill-informed. 2007-02-16 12:37:01
1462 Life extension should be known to more people. Living a life after 1000 years with people you love will be very much tempting. Being in a world of strangers after 1000 years may not be much interesting. 2007-02-18 11:27:45
1463 Currently (february 2007), there exists rudimentary technology to grant a theoretical ~200years: SS peptides targeted at the IMM; stemcell niche preservers; scores of sacrificial antioxidants; some good catalytic antioxidants; and a lot of good non-invasive diagnostic tests coupled with biochemical tests; serving as early warning systems. The strategy should be insidious cyborgification. This should be possible by 2020! See you there Ben! 2007-02-18 13:34:30
1469 I found question 10 difficult to answer and 20, well...even if I'm mush, please bag me up. Hopefully, someone, someday, will make some sense of the mishmash;-) P 2007-02-20 03:26:30
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1491 We need to be spending money on basic science to extend heathly life instead of wasting it on nostrums and diseases of the few, such as AIDS. 2007-02-25 10:18:47
1492 Cryonics is the ignorant pursuit of psuedo- immortality in a human body. The path to immortality is through identification with Spirit; it is safe, certain, and guaranteed if you are willing to pursue it. 2007-02-25 13:27:31
1494 (5 & 21) - Too many factors to model within what I'd consider reasonable confidence bounds. I think the cogsci and infosci aspect is fine, it's the societal and existential risks regarding which I can't confidently opine. (23) - I plan to make arrangements with CI shortly. -Chris 2007-02-25 18:44:50
1510 Why would the future revive the cryogenically preserved, unless there were so few that it was an oddity for amusement, or those preserved had something vital to confer to the future? Just because someone is desperate to go on living doesn't mean the people of the future will desire that particular person go on living. 2007-02-27 15:41:21