The Future of Man

October 30th, 2018 11:49 AM

[S]o we have the genes for autobiographical (perfect) memory and we know the brain structure required. We have the genes for eliminating or drastically reducing pain. We have the genes for eliminating lactic acid buildup that would let us run continuously without tiring. We have the genes for heart size that improve our exercise ability. We have the genes for muscle density that improve our strength. It will take longer to find the genes for intelligence since there appear to be many involved, and it may be a developmental consequence of complexity. We will eventually find a way to prohibit errors in replication that give rise to accumulated cellular damage and eventually cancer. And it’s not inconceivable that we could begin our productive lives at 5-7 years old, and live in good health to well over 100. So, that revolution, if it is on the horizon, will be the next ‘big thing’. And one must choose between that vision (musk and augmentation) versus independent sentient machines (which I think will remain forever expensive, and I’m not sure will innovate faster than networks of humans will.)

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