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    Scientific American | Avi Loeb | 5 min
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    • vunderkind
      Top reader this weekScoutScribe
      1 month ago

      I feel, oddly enough, that the author was not as committed to this thought experiment as they could have been.

    • TripleG
      Reading streak
      1 month ago

      A million years is way too long for the evil that might lurk in the hearts of man.

    • Florian
      Reading streakScribe
      1 month ago

      Loved reading this thought experiment

    • deephdave
      Top reader this weekReading streakScout
      1 month ago

      The nearer-term future, though, need not be so bleak. The immediate benefit of prolonging life is to keep loved ones alive for more time. The endpoint is inevitable, but as the Greek philosopher Epicurus noted in his Letter to Menoeceus, death should not be feared because we never meet it, since “when we are, death is not come, and, when death is come, we are not.”

    • Ruchita_Ganurkar
      Scout
      1 month ago

      Birthday cake cannot hold a million candles :)