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Old 12-27-2017, 03:29 PM
LSLGuy is offline
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Consider compound interest. Over a long period of time it's more powerful than gravity.

If only those people in 1400AD & 1500AD had invested all their ducats in the future instead of consuming their pitiful ration of moldy meat we'd have easily double the standard of living today.

Given all we really do have here in 2017, it seems rather churlish to sentence the ancients to an even more deprived existence than they had for our benefit.

IMO the world's billionaires, at least the techies, ARE looking towards inventing immortality. Given the lack of a full court press on the project, I conclude that they've decided, based on good advice from folks more expert than me, that the time is not yet ripe.

Last edited by LSLGuy; 12-27-2017 at 03:32 PM.