Veil of ignorance: the counterintuitive world of partially immortalised people

In this post, which is part of my recently started philosophical post series, I try to turn an old (>15 years, tracing back to my philosophy thesis) intuition of mine into a bit more elaborated idea that might be used as an argumentative tool to assess the strength of other arguments supporting or not healthy lifespan… Continue reading Veil of ignorance: the counterintuitive world of partially immortalised people

Aging, health, disease: more than philosophical arguments

In this new post series I utilise my philosophical training and formulate, collect and re-phrase arguments around what is aging and what is not. Since aging is conceptualised with the help or in the context of other heavyweight, loaded and complex concepts like health, disease, biomarkers, and last (but also first) time, those concepts will… Continue reading Aging, health, disease: more than philosophical arguments

Are life extensionists mainly driven by a desire to actually live a long time?

How do you interpret the following situation: we have a life extension technologist whose all endeavors is about pushing this issue to its very limits and making things possible but on the other hand this very life extensionist himself is not driven by actually living as long as he can. It seems that SENS theorist… Continue reading Are life extensionists mainly driven by a desire to actually live a long time?

“What is the meaning of life?” for a life extensionist

In No kidding, I am a cum laude philosopher, and so can you! it turned out that finally I got a philosophy diploma. That said, from now on I am officially qualified to think on the big questions of life. For instance, I can find out new arguments and concepts and I can answer (or… Continue reading “What is the meaning of life?” for a life extensionist

The domesticated biotech future according to Freeman Dyson

Freeman Dyson, old school physics hero conceptualized his rather philosophical thoughts on future biotechnology in a visionary essay in The New York Review of Books, Volume 54, Number 12 · July 19, 2007. What is surprising to me that according to Dyson “our biotech future” is centered around genetic engineering only, and there is not… Continue reading The domesticated biotech future according to Freeman Dyson

Life extension: body hack and/or life hack?

In recent culture, technological life extension is considered to be a form of hacking, as 2Dolphins says a “hacker is someone who enjoys the intellectual challenge of creatively overcoming or circumventing limitations — someone who makes things work beyond perceived limits through unconventional means or skills.” In hacking there is also a DIY element too.… Continue reading Life extension: body hack and/or life hack?