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Inventor Kurzweil Aiming to Live Forever

WELLESLEY, Mass. - Ray Kurzweil doesn't tailgate. A man who plans to live forever doesn't take chances with his health on the highway, or anywhere else.

As part of his daily routine, Kurzweil ingests 250 supplements, eight to 10 glasses of alkaline water and 10 cups of green tea. He also periodically tracks 40 to 50 fitness indicators, down to his "tactile sensitivity." Adjustments are made as needed.

"I do actually fine-tune my programming," he said.

The famed inventor and computer scientist is serious about his health because if it fails him he might not live long enough to see humanity achieve immortality, a seismic development he predicts in his new book is no more than 20 years away.

It's a blink of an eye in history, but long enough for the 56-year-old Kurzweil to pay close heed to his fitness. He urges others to do the same in "Fantastic Voyage: Live Long Enough to Live Forever."

The book is partly a health guide so people can live to benefit from a coming explosion in technology he predicts will make infinite life spans possible.

Kurzweil writes of millions of blood cell-sized robots, which he calls "nanobots," that will keep us forever young by swarming through the body, repairing bones, muscles, arteries and brain cells. Improvements to our genetic coding will be downloaded via the Internet. We won't even need a heart.


What do you think the next 20 years of exponential technology growth will bring us? I'm not expecting immortality but I do think the next 20 years is going to be a blast.

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i will hope to see the nano robots as i want my body fixedHappy

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Probably will be much advancement. But will anybody be able to afford it???

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Good point; not enough can afford

the 'macrobots' that 'immunize' wealthy countries against tsunamis.
Regards, Doug in New Mexico

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"can't afford macrobots"?
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Good news; unusually good.

We'll see if the prevention happens. Other reliable reports of 'corruption-as-usual' in affected countries; money pledged by governments (not private citizens) slow to move into bank accounts.

In the meantime, Kurzweil is proposing earthwide immortality, I think. Same charities will give you a list of equally-expensive problems to be solved on the whole 25,000 mile circumference.
Regards, Doug in New Mexico

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Good on the Brits!
The Red Cross said it has been given 20 times the normal amount it receives per affected person and may have to divert some of that cash to other causes.

The Red Cross seems to have a reputation for diverting cash to other causes. I recall they had some 'splainin to do after 9/11 when they put donations into a "general fund".

Here's an idea....keep the money until the NEXT major disaster. We know there'll be one!

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Next major disaster already here. :-(

BBC TV tonight had a roundup of 'Darfurs,' mostly in Africa.

Myself, I like the "general fund" idea. If the people are skilful and trustworthy- and why give them money if they're not.-- then they'll know best what to do with it and when. E.g., I hope. most int'l aid groups know when droughts and floods are expected in each part of the world.
Regards, Doug in New Mexico

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Why all the fuss?

We don't die anyway. We just move-on.

(Words by an unknown writer. Er, I think I am.)

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I hope he makes it

And I hope I'm sitting right here watching him....

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Just think. If he makes it, he'll be able to watch the

universe sputter out like an old light bulb. Wink

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