One For The Transhumanists

A long three-way interview with James Hughes, Ramez Naam (author of More Than Human) and Joel Garreau is posted over at WorldChanging: the future of healthy life extension and advancing medical technology is one of the many topics addressed. Some good points are made along the way: "I also don't think that there's any useful distinction between therapy and enhancement although many people will persist in making it. My favorite example is that anti-aging medicine will stop an awful lot of diseases. I don't see how you can distinguish in that case between saying well this is also a prophylactic against cancer, and saying that it will extend my life a couple tens of decades."



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