Greg Fish, whose past posts on transhumanism have mainly appeared to be about why he doesn’t like mind uploading and why we need to copy the human brain to the last neurotransmitter to create AI, recently defended the merit of life extension against Paul Carr.
Paul’s post at TechCrunch has some funny bits:
Oh yes, go to any Silicon Valley party right now and youâ€™ll find a scrawny huddle in the corner discussing the science of living forever: a topic thatâ€™s gone from fringe to hot to clichÃ© in â€“- ironically â€“- less time that it takes a tsetse fly to start getting interested in girls. But then why wouldnâ€™t it when the science of ageing touches on so many valley obsessions?
I am really enjoying the recent media against life extension. The arguments just aren’t persuasive. Arguments against LE filled with holes are an essential complement of solid arguments in favor of LE.