I know it's not exactly what you're asking, but DNA sequencing is getting cheaper, our ability to understand it is growing, and yet it never occurs to most people to save a DNA sample. At some point, when sequencing becomes cheap enough to do casually (not just for medical purposes) people WILL start to understand its value, and wish someone had saved samples from their ancestors, not just some old photos. It's possible to arrange for the samples to be frozen indefinitely, at low cost, for future sequencing (since current technology is not only expensive, but more importantly, isn't actually capable of reading the entire genome yet).
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I suspect that this will be one of the most expensive treatments ever.
Treating aging directly should be cheaper in the long run than treating all age-related diseases separately, which is what we're doing now.
We enjoyed being forgotten until google came along. This is not about imposing a "new" right, this is about enjoying what we the previous generation has as a freedom. This is about reclaiming what search engine stole from us. As I already said multiple time on slashdot, a society which do not forget , helped by a seaerch engine, is a pathologic society which does not forgive, and ruins potentially lifes forever.
Google is a memory prosthesis. The fact that such a thing did not exist until recently, does not mean that there has ever been a right to ban it. We're in a transitional period where people haven't yet learned to adapt to it by properly discounting the importance of long-past events. If we just ban it now, we never will. The damage done by the transitional period is temporary, that caused by continuing to forget as before is not.
"Progress, far from consisting in change, depends on retentiveness. When change is absolute there remains no being to improve and no direction is set for possible improvement: and when experience is not retained, as among savages, infancy is perpetual. Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it." -George Santayana
New Atomic Clock Reaches the Boundaries of Timekeeping
On Earth, maybe. It's not a theoretical limit - the article itself points out that you can put the clocks in space.
Ye suspects the only way we will be able to keep time in the future is to send these new clocks into space. Far from the earth's surface, the clocks would be better able to stay in synch, and perhaps our unified sense of time could be preserved.
In the long term, the value of a stock is it's future free cash to shareholders, discounted by time and
The magic phrase is Dividend discount model.
There should be a duress password to indicate coercion.
You lost me when you assigned an arbitrary number as your cutoff rather than defining the cutoff on reasonably definable measures of physical and mental health.
Yes. Not only that, from the article:
As for the two policy implications, one relates to using life expectancy as a measure of the quality of health care. Japan has the third-highest life expectancy, at 84.4 years (behind Monaco and Macau), while the United States is a disappointing No. 42, at 79.5 years. But we should not care about catching up with—or measure ourselves against—Japan. Once a country has a life expectancy past 75 for both men and women, this measure should be ignored. (The one exception is increasing the life expectancy of some subgroups, such as black males, who have a life expectancy of just 72.1 years. That is dreadful, and should be a major focus of attention.)
Not only did he pick an arbitrary number, but he believes it should be used as public policy.
One warrant canary conveys 1 bit of data. How many are allowed? Has anyone gotten away with using more than one?
I thought a "cap" is when you were simply cut off over a certain amount of data, and "metering" is when you can use as much as you want, but get charged per byte. By these definitions, Comcast isn't using caps, but metering.
Incidentally, didn't Obama announce some changes he was going to make to fix the NSA?
This is the guy who disingenuously said "Nobody is listening to your telephone calls", knowing the monitoring is done by speech recognition and only a tiny fraction needs to be listened to by humans, and who appointed Clapper to establish an NSA review board, knowing he had already lied to Congress to protect the NSA.
And this is EXACTLY why you owe it to your true peers to submit to jury duty.
They only take people who are willing to give up the right of jury nullification.
Oops - as pointed out above, the correct name of the site is Palomar Mountain, not Mount Palomar. Sorry about that.
And this was in turn superseded by the 200-inch telescope at nearby Mount Palomar in 1947 which remained the largest telescope in the world until 1993.
Not true - in 1975, BTA-6 in the Soviet Union became the biggest at 236 inches, though it never worked properly.
Foods-and-nutrition experts have known for decades that calorie restriction itself is a dead-end - and not for the reasons given so far in this article.
Turns out that, while calorie restriction does retard aging, it also retards the functionality of the immune system.
Since most humans now live in an environment which is much more shielded than what we evolved in, and evolution hasn't had time to catch up, it's plausible that a tradeoff like that might be worthwhile.