brokenportal, on 5-Nov 2008, 03:45 AM, said:
I was surprised to see that you doubt there will be enough acceptence. but then I realized that my thought on that has really changed in the last year or so. With all of Aubreys media appearences, the success of the mprize, the release of the book, the activity of imminst, the onset of the cracking of the pro aging trance, talk of exponential growth and witnessing it, I find myself in a position now where Im thinking that we are going to break the meme into the full blown main stream any time now. I would give it about 2 years.
So you might want to start brushing up on your politics because we might be pushing you for president.
I hate to break it to you, but um, we're still very much a fringe movement both socially and in corporate circles (I know enough folks in the NYC corporate scene who label the movement as one filled with crazies).
I think we should forget the politics, and focus on positive PR. Small, non-threatening, mainstream steps. Stuff that shows, for instance, that life-extension research also
helps the general health and welfare of the citizenry of the world. As it is, the movement is often thought of as incredibly narcissistic/selfish (a view I sometimes share when I consider some of the positions held by the community). So until life-extension can merge its long-term goals with the desires of the mainstream public (they are much more worried about financial security, basic health care, etc), the political arena is a pipe dream. And no, I am sorry, living forever is not
not a desire of the mainstream public, not in any real way; most consider it a fantasy.
Edited by suspire, 06 November 2008 - 01:42 AM.