reply to post by Amaterasu
I applaud your thinking,and agree that if the energies you are talking about in the post you referenced, and the links you posted, were to be
harnessed and made available , then the scenario would be far more plesant, far more functionable.
But there is just one logical issue here. If we lived in a world in which such a discovery would be allowed to bare fruit, and energy could
effectively be made free, or at least at enormously reduced prices, then of course quite a sum of the ethical issues would likely evaporate, and
eternal flesh life would not seem so vulgar a treason against mankinds future.
But, Amaterasu, you must accept, surely, that we do NOT live in that world. We live in a world where the powerful do whatever it takes to retain
thier power, where the rich will do anything , including persecuting and killing the poor, just to continue to increase thier wealth.
On THIS world, in these times , the discovery of any energy production method which cannot be charged for, is buried. Hell, a man in Canada was
refused the right to build in house reactors based on harnessed quantum macro objects (or ball lightning) because the invention would destabilise the
global economic structure, the status quo that we know today.
Can you imagine, on a planet where the keys to utopia are thrown down the drain of tyranny, what the true effect of eternal life would be? It would
be like giving Hitler all the nuclear technology that we have today , or providing Charles Manson with the entire brainwashing machinery of the
On this world, ALL things are under someones control, all medical advances are costed and price tagged, the most effective are the most impossible to
afford. All technological advances are made and only ever announced or packaged for public consumption after examination and vetting by the power
brokers and tycoons of the world. Those inventions and discoveries that put the powerful on the back foot are marginalised or buried in the deepest
crack in the ground that can be found.
In this world in which we live, there is no way that eternal fleshly life could be achieved without screwing future generations, and this planet
royaly, if only because the powerful desire to remain so.