originally posted by: Krazysh0t
Namely, where are we going to put all these people? How are we going to employ and feed them? At the rate that humans have babies, each generation
would be exponentially increasing the population ever greater, all the time. The prospect of humans living any longer than we do currently is
Exactly correct, but this is just another variation of that whole Singularity nonsense we keep hearing about all the time. Basically rich people want
to live forever, but need to sell the "idea" of pursuing such to the masses, even though the masses will not get the chance to live forever too. Its
a ruse to build public support for policies and public funding that will make such possible, for only the "chosen few".
Life-extension tech will have the exact same effect on regular people that newborns and immigrants do. Basically wages being driven down further by
employers, due to oversupply of labor and older workers, with highly specialized skills, possibly never leaving their paid labor positions. The
"owners of capital" are doing their very best to reduce employment opportunities for all of us, whether that means squeezing overhead and laying
people off or making more rules to drive the self employed and small businesses out of the market. In addition to AI and life extension tech, do we
really need anymore children being born or immigrating to the United States? NO. Every child born or entering the county as an immigrant means less
jobs for those already here. Life extension tech will only magnify this problem. People can't get on-the-job training now, imagine a future where
high skill jobs require 50+ years of experience and 2 PhD's, due to an oversupply of "qualified laborer" and more applicants than can be reasonably
screened for interviews .
Since Americans have ACTIVELY chosen to abandon Unionization and other forms of Collective Bargaining, regular people have lost nearly all means to
negotiate stable income streams from the "owners of capital". The only thing left to try, at this point, is reducing population numbers. Note, I don't
mean making people into Soylent Green, I mean, culturally imposing an effort to produce less or no KIDS, whom are willing to work for less and also
preventing people from using life-extension tech to live longer than nature has allowed. Their very existence undermines the efforts of the middle
and lower classes trying to negotiate wages and social benefits with the 1%.
The reality is that people should be highly dissuaded from having kids, today. The only thing they do is make everyone whom is already here poorer.
Kids serve no purpose to those whom are not in the 1%. Anyone whom is not in the 1% should never have kids. They are an anchor in the modern economy
that has been created, on purpose, by the "owners of capital". Please be aware, this was not always the case and is a VERY NEW phenomena. If people
took the time to see the writing on the wall, they would realize that rich kids of the 1% exist to continue and drive legacies, kids of the 99% exist
only to help the 1% exert more control, through decreased wages and divisiveness among the cross sections of various generations.
End the cycle, punish those whom are immigrating, punish those whom have created unneeded children at everyone else's expense and VIGOROUSLY oppose
support for AI and life-extension tech. To let these things develop and grow will surely mean DOOM for everyone whom is not in the 1%.
originally posted by: redhorse
Sign me up for a 1000 years. I am a questing and curious creature. I want to see what happens.
Your "wish" is a death sentence for everyone else. Your passive support only digs the hole for the grave faster.
The only way regular people can save themselves, TODAY, is to abandon this kind of tech and stop buying/supporting companies making this tech.
Just like Artificial Intelligence, highest-bidder life extension tech will do ALL of the following:
First, it will make us jobless
Second, it will steal our liberty and freedoms because laws and economic policies will be geared to favor the long-lived
Third, it will make normal human life valueless to the true "Owners of Capital" whom will be granted extended life by such tech.
12-1-2015 by boohoo because: (no reason given)