Clearly this study was written by someone who doesn't actually do agriculture in traditional ways as it has been done for the past tens of thousands of years. Farming, be it planting or herding, is not a cushy job. It's hard, vigorous work. I farm. I have dense bones as shown by X-rays I've had. I've also broken a lot of bones. Farming is hard, vigorous work and sometimes we break bones, just like we did doing hunting and gathering too. And what may be really surprising to those sitting in the ivory towers is we don't need to go see a doctor for a mere broken bone. It heals. Old skeletons show this, not just human or even primate but even T-Rex.
"installs malicious code in a MacBook's boot ROM (read-only memory)"
Nope. It may write to EPROM or something like that but by definition it can not write to ROM. ROM means Read Only Memory and as such there is no writing to it. EPROM or some other flavor of Erasable Programmable Read Only Memory is what it would have to be working with. Too bad writers can't read. Not even their own sentences. Or perhaps they can't comprehend. IM (Incomprehensible Memory) in the case of the OP.
The problem I see you having is not with living for ever but with becoming decrepit. Increasing age and decreasing health and ability are not intimately linked. Some people deteriorate at relatively young ages, like yourself, but others are healthy and vibrant into their 80's, 90's and even 100's. If you weren't feeling like you were slowing down you might feel like living longer.
Personally, I have a lot of things that I still want to accomplish so I'm willing to give immortality a try. At the end, perhaps we can compare notes if you believe in the afterlife...
Spoken like a true coward.
"The average chimp doesn't communicate much better than other ordinary animals, like dogs"
While a lot of research was done with chips and apes on communication what is not widely known by your average Joe is that many other species also communicate quite well too. We have a large multi-generational pack of livestock working dogs on our farm. They have their own language, they use some English words, since we speak English, and they use quite a few sign language words with us as well. We understand some of their language as well as the signs and English they use with us. They also use some of the English and signs with each other an they teach these words and signs to their offspring passing it on generation to generation. They have names for each other and for us. That is communications, intelligence and smarts. They can also do some basic math such as counting, adding, subtracting, more, less, equals, etc and have long memories.
Cavemen didn't live all that long...
Are you trying to be funny? If not then you really don't understand how it works. The water fills in the ice holes where the ice was cut and refreezes. More ice can then be harvested from the same ice holes. That's the nature of reality up here in the north country.
"You can't sit in a forest for a year without eating nothing."
Yes... that was rather the point. Think.
So he used plastics and high tech to create more global warming problems to demonstrate his opposition to man's developments and climate change.
Interesting rationalization. I would have a lot more respect for him if he threw away all his worldly belongings and went and sat in the forest for a year eating nothing.
Coward. We love your kind. We'd eat you for breakfast.
I guess you missed the part about if there was no return flight they could take along a lot more which would allow for a far larger airship. 100m is big. Make it bigger. The return equipment allowance would let it be 1,000m or more.
People like you are an example of lack of vision. Sad.
It's also sad that you feel so threatened that you resort to name calling. That's childish.
So what I hear you proposing is that the price in the USA should be 10x higher to subsidize Russian gamers. Sorry but no, Communism was done away with a long time ago. This is absurdity.
Simple solution: Don't buy Steam games. Easy peasy and they lose out all over the place. Any vendor who tries this junk should go down in flames.
By eliminating the return trip this could be far more effective and efficient. Permanent settlers would not need a return vehicle so all that energy and material could be used to take more materials and people.
A lot, most perhaps, of the patents simply need to be invalidated.
Patents in fast changing industries need to expire faster.
I speak as an inventor, manufacture, seller and consumer. I've seen all sides of this. The current system is broken. Let's disassemble it.
No, you apparently didn't read what I said. It is not a matter of what I like or dislike. It is reliability issues (engineering) and how it will changes people's behaviors (behavioral). Try reading more slowly.