Vitalik Buterin predicts a time when the focus of science will shift to biotechnology. This, for him, will lead to a massive increase in the length of a healthy life and an end to aging. Buterin, co-founder of the cryptocurrency Ethereum, shared yesterday's forecast on biotechnology and aging through his official Twitter, attracting questions regarding the consequences of such advanced biotechnology on the human race.
Buterin's tweet on biotechnology and aging
This is the tweet from Vitalik Buterin on biotechnology and aging. “I foresee a shift in attention towards biotechnology. The "final boss": massively extend healthy lifespan and put an end to aging altogether. " The opinion has attracted tons of criticism already from members of the cryptocurrency community.
A Twitter user identified as Erik Cason has labeled opinion as a means of causing trouble for posterity, adding that such technology will destroy an important aspect of life. “Don't you think that extending their lives drastically to some creates some very real problems for posterity? Also, don't you think that if you miss something very important about the human condition you are empowered to avoid death? ”Asked the user.
In response, the co-founder of Ethereum said that the human race has managed to advance with time in terms of technology, stating that a technology capable of extend the lifespan of human life it makes no difference. “We have the right to fly 1000 km / h, communicate instantly with people around the world, access unspeakable knowledge at our fingertips, and create social systems that cover hundreds of millions of people. I think we can make sure to say goodbye to having to say goodbye to grandma, ”Vitalik Buterin replied.
And you? What do you think? More worries or opportunities?