Feb 6, 2017

Tyrants would live forever

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, life extension

A short rebuttal of the ‘immortal dictators’ objection.

C’mon now. This isn’t even a serious objection.

Preamble: I’m sure this is obvious, and I have repeated it who knows how many times, but rejuvenation would not make you immortal. Rejuvenation saves your butt from diseases, not from bullets.

That being said, let’s stick to the topic of bullets and guns for a little while. This particular objection to rejuvenation is something like this: Tyrants and oppressors would sure do anything in their power to get their hands on rejuvenation and use it to perpetuate their dictatorship indefinitely. Since an everlasting dictatorship is bad, the rejuvenation therapies that might lead to it are bad too.

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