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Ask Ray | Thoughts on the consequences of the elimination of aging | KurzweilAI

Ask Ray | Thoughts on the consequences of the elimination of aging | KurzweilAI | Longevity science | Scoop.it

What if humans were to completely eliminate the process of aging in, say, the next ten or twenty years (probably before the technological singularity)?

 

What would be the worldwide consequences of such a development?

 

Would the elimination of aging, and thereby the elimination of death, ultimately, have good or bad consequences?

 

 

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Scott Baldwin's comment, April 10, 2013 12:25 AM
Well, I hate to suggest such horrible expectations, but I fear that the following would occur, over time: Overpopulation, insurmountable taxing of natural resources, mounting tensions leading to unbridled war, and more death than what happened naturally prior to the elimination of aging. I suspect that the only thing that could prevent these inevitabilities would be the development of space travel sufficient to reduce earth's bio-load, and the massive reduction of our collective carbon footprint by emerging green technology.
Scott Baldwin's comment, April 10, 2013 1:33 AM
Holy smokes, I did not click through to the actual article and the other responses, but it seems there are some similar thoughts.
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Wounded Eagle Gets New 3D Printed Beak

Wounded Eagle Gets New 3D Printed Beak | Longevity science | Scoop.it

After being shot in the face by a poacher seven years ago, Beauty the bald eagle lost most of her beak. Without it, the eagle couldn’t feed herself, and likely would have died in the wild. But now, Beauty’s getting a second chance at survival in the form of a 3D printed beak. A team of researchers, engineers and dentists created the world’s first prosthetic beak, which was modeled with CAD software and 3D-printed from nylon polymers. After a two-hour-long procedure, Beauty can now eat and drink by herself, though she’s not ready to be released back into the wild. The eagle remains at Birds of Prey Northwest, the conservation facility that spearheaded the recovery project.


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Ra Ra Riot Announce New Album, Tour

Ra Ra Riot Announce New Album, Tour | Longevity science | Scoop.it

Ra Ra Riot drew inspiration from "the works of cyberpunk novelist William Gibson and futurist Ray Kurzweil's musings on technological singularity and transhumanism," according to a press release. Sounds like a bit of a departure from their nautical beginnings.

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Ray Kurzweil’s How to Create a Mind to be published Nov. 13 | KurzweilAI

Ray Kurzweil’s How to Create a Mind to be published Nov. 13 | KurzweilAI | Longevity science | Scoop.it

Ray Kurzweil's next book --- How to Create a Mind: The Secret of Human Thought Revealed* --- will be published Nov. 13, Viking announced today.

 

In this new work, the bold futurist and author of The New York Times bestseller The Singularity Is Near explores the limitless potential of reverse engineering the human brain..

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Why I Believe That This Will Be The Most Innovative Decade In History | Singularity Hub

Why I Believe That This Will Be The Most Innovative Decade In History | Singularity Hub | Longevity science | Scoop.it

Many people believe that we’ve run out of ideas and that the future will be one of bleak shortages of food, energy, and water. Billionaire Peter Thiel, for example, argues that despite spectacular advances in computer-related fields, technological progress has actually stalled because the internal combustion engine still rules our highways, the cancer death rate has barely changed since 1971, and the top speed at which people can travel has ceased to improve.

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FutureMed 2013 Kicks Off at Singularity University With Huge Demand, Enthusiasm

FutureMed 2013 Kicks Off at Singularity University With Huge Demand, Enthusiasm | Longevity science | Scoop.it

FutureMed 2013 has officially arrived. On Monday, Singularity University kicked off day one at their NASA Moffet Field campus, a stone’s throw from Hangar One and the NASA Ames Research Center. Seventy-five years ago this place housed giant airships—now the tech is smaller and exponentially more powerful. Which, of course, is what FutureMed is all about.

 

To open the program, Director of FutureMed, Daniel Kraft, set the tone by delivering a whirlwind tour of exponential technologies and their impact on medicine and healthcare in the 21st century.

 

Kraft said, “We’ve been flying blind.” But that’s changing fast. He went on to note how information technology is the basis of a vast and growing sensor network, connected real time at the speed of light. Smartphones can give EKG readouts or take blood sugar levels—and are increasingly able to analyze the data, provide initial diagnoses, and involve healthcare professionals as needed.

 

 

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Exclusive: Ray Kurzweil Interview – The Future of Man And Machine

Exclusive: Ray Kurzweil Interview – The Future of Man And Machine | Longevity science | Scoop.it

Video: Singularity Hub’s recent interview with Ray Kurzweil

 

The interview with Kurzweil focused at first on his new book to be released November 13 “How to Create a Mind”, but then moved on to broader topics, such as Kurzweil’s more general thoughts on the future of man and machine, and Kurzweil’s personal goals for his work. The interview features a closeup, raw style.

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Ray Kurzweil: Looking Forward to the Day That Humans Can Live Forever

Ray Kurzweil: Looking Forward to the Day That Humans Can Live Forever | Longevity science | Scoop.it
Speakers at the 7th Annual Singularity Summit predict a future in which everyone lives forever and the intelligence of man and machine fuse to usher in a new "human-machine civilization."...

 

Computing ability and technological innovation have been increasing exponentially over the past few decades, Ray stated, alongside similar increases in life expectancy and income.

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“The Future Is Ours” Video Inspires Hope In Technology And Human Progress | Singularity Hub

“The Future Is Ours” Video Inspires Hope In Technology And Human Progress | Singularity Hub | Longevity science | Scoop.it

A new video called “The Future Is Ours” inspires a positive view of the future. It shows a sincere hope in technology with a mashup of presentations, speeches, and YouTube videos.

 

 

 

 

Michael Marantz, who created the video, wrote in the comments, “The future excites me so much, that is why I made this video. We need to be inspired by the immense possibilities of the future and work extremely hard to achieve them. We can do it, we just have to commit."

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ABC news talks to Ray Kurzweil

"No one is better at predicting the future" than Ray Kurzweil.

~Bill Gates

 

Humans are continually changing their own world and positions. We transcend limitations far more successfully than any other species. As we push developing technologies further, we are approaching a time when the difference between human and machine is no longer a meaningful distinction. This time has been dubbed 'the Singularity' by Ray Kurzweil, one of society's most credible and well-known futurists.

 

In this interview, Ray talks about how the technology he has predicted will change the face of life and death. Though the report focuses closely on his desire to create an avatar of his dead father, keep in mind that is just one aspect of the ideas.

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