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  1. #1 Mechanizing ourselves - only way for long term survival? 
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    If we were to discover biological "immortality" (Halting age) it would only postpone the inevitable.

    After time - pollution, diseases and mere accidents would kill us off. Lets also think abit long term. What when:

    1) Food runs out
    2) Sun is nearing depletion
    3) Weather gets worse due to global weather changes

    And probably countless other cases i cant come up with at the moment.

    Thing is organic life is helpless against the hostile envirnoment of the universe.

    At the speed science and technology is advancing it is far from fiction to assume we will be able to almost fully mechanize our bodies in the future, becoming more and more machines.

    Problem is that this needs to be done all the way or not at all. As ive understood it, even PERFECTLY preserved the brain will wither and die with time aswell. So finding a way to "upload the brain" to a computer would be the only way.


    What im wondering from you guys is:


    1) Do you think mechanizing ourselves is the only way to survive the harsh nature of the universe long term?

    2) If not what are other options?

    3) How would our vulnerable organic bodies be able to survive in space if not mechanized, main problems being able to find nutritients and reproduce - when the earth is "used up"?


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    Problem is that this needs to be done all the way or not at all. As ive understood it, even PERFECTLY preserved the brain will wither and die with time aswell. So finding a way to "upload the brain" to a computer would be the only way.
    At which point those that could afford to do so would just duplicate themselves in to an army and wipe out those who could not.

    It would be genocide to another new level. Ohh wait, wasn't this a movie..or two..or three.


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    Quote Originally Posted by (In)Sanity
    Problem is that this needs to be done all the way or not at all. As ive understood it, even PERFECTLY preserved the brain will wither and die with time aswell. So finding a way to "upload the brain" to a computer would be the only way.
    At which point those that could afford to do so would just duplicate themselves in to an army and wipe out those who could not.

    It would be genocide to another new level. Ohh wait, wasn't this a movie..or two..or three.
    Do you have any actual constructive thoughts and ideas, or are you limited to assumtions and stating the obvious? Countless science fiction movies have used the whole "man to machine" thing sure. But people tend to forget the real issue.

    If life cannot be preserved in the long run it has no value or meaning in the present and any progress is in vain. We tend to think way to short in terms of time, when the sun is about to die and the resources of our planet are depleted what are our options but dying in the midst of space?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Raziell
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    3) How would our vulnerable organic bodies be able to survive in space if not mechanized, main problems being able to find nutritients and reproduce - when the earth is "used up"?
    How would the "mechanizing" help? Machines need energy just like our bodies.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Raziell
    At the speed science and technology is advancing it is far from fiction to assume we will be able to almost fully mechanize our bodies in the future, becoming more and more machines.

    Problem is that this needs to be done all the way or not at all. As ive understood it, even PERFECTLY preserved the brain will wither and die with time aswell. So finding a way to "upload the brain" to a computer would be the only way.
    Prolly wit-in a hundred years som machines will be indestingushable from biological humans... an wit-in a couple hundred years biological "humans" will be extinct... an soon ther-after... even the machines will becom extinct.!!!
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