Why AI and “respectable men” will never cure aging

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Today, it was announced that the MD Anderson Cancer Center decided it had wasted $62M on askng IBM’s Watson computer to cure cancer. It is not surprising, really…a machine cannot ask questions yet, it can only answer them.

Cue “Thus Spake Zarathustra”- Man just became God

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Craig Venter, the maverick yet mainstream scientist who pioneered the Human Genome Project and now the Craig Venter Institute has done it- he took real Mycoplasma bacterial DNA- uploaded it as info, then transcribed it into artificial DNA and put it into a bacterial shell. Presto! Artificial life that is self-reproducing.

Do Antioxidants increase risk of cancer death?

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“The time has come to seriously ask whether antioxidant use more likely causes than prevents cancer,” Dr. Watson said. Nutritional intervention trials have shown no obvious effectiveness in preventing cancer or in lengthening lifespan, and, “in fact, they seem to slightly shorten the lives of those who take them.”