reply to post by Unity_99
Why do you need a better world. Because this one is slavery, run by evil slavers. You could never expect them to tailor body suits for you,
they don't have the same goals as humanity does.
And what goals does Humanity have?
Last I checked - the only "universal" goal was to metabolize and produce successful offspring. Everything else is an extrapolation of that concept
Genetic engineering, interestingly enough, seems to be more directly related to the goal of reproduction (successful offspring) than perhaps any other
scientific development in the history of our species.
I fail to see the other goals that could be considered universal to humanity.
Because long living youthful enhanced people require systems of equality, progression, and telepathy.
Do you not understand how to answer the question: "Why?"
You have already stated this.
What is equality? Why is it necessary for a system of "long living" and youthful individuals?
That is to say: In what manner is it impractical for women and men to live a thousand years under a patriarchal society resembling the traditional
structure of India's?
They don't bring too many children in the world and yet ensure all are living equally. while at the same time retain their freedoms. They are
equal and free, and mature enough to strive to be hero's. There is no homeless, no starving, no forcing anyone, but all are responsible and strive to
do their best, because they are grown up.
You're making baseless claims.
If I have freedom, how can I be an equal? Someone who uses their freedom to become exceptionally adept at video games is not equal to someone who
chooses to become adept at engineering (all other factors of nature and nurture being equal). They are different - and the skill possessed by both
could be said to be "different but equal" ... but which ultimately has more value?
And therein lies the problem.
Entertainment is valuable. Indeed - our very intelligence is the result of runaway sexual selection for creative and entertaining companions. The
typical comparison is to the Peacocks' tail feathers. The tail is of no survival benefit (in fact, it's possibly a detriment). Similarly - the
growth of our intelligence came at considerable metabolic strain; the increase in intelligence that took place over hundreds of thousands of years was
never substantial enough to make a difference in inter-species or extra-species competition. Women, due to genetic and social pressures - selected
male partners for creativity and 'interesting' mental characteristics.
Suppose one could read out of that and into some scriptures and make the comment that Eve really did partake of the fruit from the tree of knowledge
(I admit - I'm reading out of and into that considerably - mostly for the sake of conversation).
But - at the same time - we cannot deny what we have become. Entertainment is no longer sufficient to provide for offspring. It requires resources
garnered through trade of goods and/or services. Because different people inherently place different values upon different services and goods - it's
impossible to create a system of truly equal individuals.
You can't put grown up technologies into the hands of mean greedy little slaver children.
Yet more emotional rhetoric.
The problem is that peace is naturally unsustainable. A tribe that denounces violence and the use of weapons works only so long as no one utilizes
violence and/or picks up a weapon. Societies are inherently faced with the option of 'dominate rogue individuals or be dominated by rogue
The likening of crime to cancer is not at all without merit. Cancer exists because a single cell mutates and replicates at a speed beyond which the
body can destroy. These cells consume resources and choke out functional cells - ultimately leading to the death of the organism (and its own
Society is no different. Either you take up arms against rogues that will consume the resources you have allotted for your own people/interests ...
or you get consumed and become something else.
There's really no other option.
To suggest an alien species does things differently is to deny the chaotic nature of large systems.
Children always liken their parents to deities of limitless knowledge and ability until they, themselves, begin to enter adulthood.
You're right at about your teens. Avidly arguing ideals you haven't had a chance to live and believing you know it all. Give yourself a few more
lifetimes - reality will begin to dawn on you.