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Are you preparing for the Singularity?

Instead of praying for transcendence let's engineer transcendence. Let's engineer ourselves into blissful utopian existence. "We are as gods and might as well get good at it"

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sounds like a way for the

sounds like a way for the incredibly wealthy to live forever and/or keep people as virtual slaves

Will the Singularity mean Immortality?

Japanese scientist, Shinya Yamanaka's research won a 2012 Nobel Prize for discovering that ordinary cells of the body can be reprogrammed into stem cells, which then can turn into any kind of tissue. Yamanaka took full-grown cells from humans and regressed them - sent them back in time, to their earliest, embryonic state - and then coaxed them into the future, into totally new types of cells. His research may help doctors regenerate tissue lost to injury or illness. Using his technology, scientists can now take a skin cell and transform it into a heart cell that will actually beat in a lab dish. It's a discovery that may lead to longer lives, and possibly who knows, even immortality though scientists are loathe to use that term. Predictions are this research will come to the general public in the next decade and who knows, in 25-50 years we all may be living forever.

Dogs, Yes

People not so much.

To my Liberal Trolls:
"Really Don't mind if you sit this one out. Your words but a whisper, your deafness a shout. I may make you feel, but I can't make you think."
Ian Anderson 1972

Singularity will almost

Singularity will almost certainly require there to be true AI. We dont have that yet and its likely we wont for a few years to come. The last estimate I saw was by maybe 2050 singularity might come about.

To climb the mountain, you must believe you can.