(urth) An Evil Guest science errors
davetallman at msn.com
Tue Jan 5 13:47:48 PST 2010
Gwern Branwen wrote:
> The intuitive arguments are for exactly the opposite: if your lifespan
> is indefinitely long, you jeopardize indefinitely many years with
> violence or risk, whereas with aging, no matter the risk you take you
> can lose no more than 120 years of life. A ceiling on losses
> encourages risk-taking. (Consider recent financial bail-outs...)
For a Wolfe view of a world with unlimited longevity, look at 'The Doctor of Death Island.'
Life becomes meaningless, therefore cheap. Love is gone. The war between the sexes is literal. Etc.
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