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July 14th, 2005

Cure aging with nanobots?

Mike Treder: Entrepreneur and inventor Ray Kurzweil's latest publication is called Fantastic Voyage: Live Long Enough to Live Forever. Written with Terry Grossman, the book "purports to make the scientific case that immortality is within our grasp, thanks to modern technology, and that it can be reached via three so-called bridges,"

Could public debate over the social, environmental, geopolitical, and economic impacts of advanced nanotechnology hinder or disrupt the availability of aging ameliorative nanomedicine? Or worse, could unwise policy -- or lack of policy -- result in conditions so disastrous that such research will no longer be performed?

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