Evert van Brussel

Delft, Netherlands

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Evert van Brussel
Posted over 3 years ago
Is it possible to suspend a human for 300 years?
I think it's invalid to say that it's unlikely we will have a society without corruption in the near future because we have never achieved it in the past. That's like saying it's unlikely we will have flying machines in the near future because we were never able to make such machines in the past. You could have said that last one in the year 1900. And by the way, your way of getting rid of corruption doesn't get rid of corruption at all. The only way to truly get rid of corruption, I think, is to make a system in which no person has power or authority over other people. The resource based economy is the better alternative to our current system I tell you. But this is getting off-topic. Maybe I'll start a debate to ask people what they think about the RBE. :-)
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Evert van Brussel
Posted over 3 years ago
Is it possible to suspend a human for 300 years?
Exactly, that's precisely what I want! But living a 1000 years is only fun if you could maintain a youthful and open mind. The world is constantly changing and you have to be able to change with it. Old minds are rusty and often resist change. But keeping the brain young is a much harder task than keeping the rest of your body young, I think. That's why I don't think we have the technology yet to stay young for a long time.
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Evert van Brussel
Posted over 3 years ago
Is it possible to suspend a human for 300 years?
Are you talking about cryonics? Because I don't trust that field at all. They have to pump a potentially toxic chemical in all your cells to replace water so it doesn't rip your cells apart when they freeze you. Right now they don't even know how to reverse the process so maybe the process is irreversible. Isn't most cosmic radiation easily blocked by being surrounded by thick walls of led or something like that? What's the point, you ask? Well, there are several reasons I would like to travel 300 years into the future. First of all I would like to become immortal and I think 300 years from now they will have much better technology to achieve that than they have today. Second, I believe we live in a corrupt system (the monetary system) and we are being exploited by corrupt people (the rich guys). I believe people have finally started to fight the corruption, but I think it will take a very long time before all the corruption is gone and we will have switched to different system without corruption (the resource based economy). I would love to see the better world that we could be so that's why I would like to travel 300 years into the future. Flipping burgers at Mc Donalds would probably/hopefully no longer exist.
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Evert van Brussel
Posted over 3 years ago
Is it possible to suspend a human for 300 years?
I am familiar with Aubrey de Grey's talk, but I'm not sure how far he has actually gotten. I would love to be able to become 300 years old with a young and healthy body. However, I'm not sure if the technology is already within our grasp. Sure, it's relatively easy to repair or replace a damaged liver, but it's a much harder task to keep the brain young.