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    Thu, Apr 2, 2009  Permanent link

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    If human beings could actually endure biological degradation, could we establish a different relationship with death, understanding it as a choice rather than a fate? It seems this would definately mean the creation of a whole new species, where the term human would make sense no more. In fact, death would become even more daunting and frustrating, since you would know that when you accidentally die you're just not dying earlier than the rest, but that you will die while others never will.

    That could generate an even bigger paranoia about death and its consequences than the one aleady inherent to the human being. And at the same time, having longer to develop our knowledge, the more we could develop the doubt about the ultimate frontier.

    Yet the idea is not that crazy when you come to think of the research being made in biotechnlogy and nanotechnology. Enhancing biological functions with these machines seems not that far away.
    Organic subtitution could be just a few millenia further - that's why I've got to love the fiction part in sci-fi . :)

    Anyway, all of this reminds me of the myth of modern Prometheus: the monster of Frankenstein.
    The fantastical vision of beings that are able to become immortal, physically speacking, while the dead are still living within it, is utterly monstrous. Yet it seems inevitable and the logical evolution of the modern project.

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