Tony Grist (poliphilo) wrote,
Tony Grist
poliphilo

Some Day, Tatiana, We'll Get To Go To Moscow....

There was an article in yesterday's Guardian in which some clever-clogs was saying how we'll have cracked the little problem of mortality by 2050. By then we'll have the ability to store consciousness on a computer. No-one rich will ever have to die again. And by 2080 the procedure will have become so routine and cheap that no-one poor will have to die either.

Today's kids (which means many of you, dear readers) are going to be immortal. Think about it.

I don't know whether this is the real deal or a load of hooey, but, either way, it's given me a buzz. This is what we want- Futurology! Crazy visions. Something to look forward to. In the years leading up to the millennium the media was full of this stuff. Promises, promises. And then along came Team Bush and we were routed back to the leather backed bible stroking, discarded pantie sniffing, creased trouser loving 1950s. The future stopped shining. No Elysian Fields for you, my pretties.

But Science goes on in spite of government and the future is going to be extraordinary.

Thank you for reminding me. I won't forget again.
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