Posted 10 August 2006 - 02:03 PM
130-137 retranslated without any ?'s, HTH. Some speakers really don't know what to say,
or mispronounce, e.g. keratectomy not "keratectonomy", 99% sure it's as correct as possible:
130 0:08:35 1:26:01 1. Christine Peterson
(Founder, VP, Forseight Nanotech Inst.)
The application in nanotechnology that people are
most excited about, is in medicine.
We picture extremely powerful medical applications, being able to analyze the
body down to the molecular level, do repairs at that level, and, in principle,
one could address just about any disease you could imagine, this way.
131 0:08:57 1:26:23 18. narrator-A: about Robert Freitas
Nanomedicine, a book series by Robert Freitas, that analyzes a wide range of
possible nanotechnology-based medical devices, and explains the relevant
science behind their design.
Freitas writes that the net effact interventions will be the continuing
arrest of all biological aging, along with the reduction of current biological
age to whatever new biological age is deemed desirable by the patient.
132 0:09:23 1:26:49 3. Robert Bradbury
You can sit here and discuss aging... and then, you know, ultimately I will
sit and discuss nanotechnology, because I view them as being, you know...
what I've I gotta get is, I've got to get five years, then I've got to get
ten years, than I've got to get twenty years for myself.
Now, if get that much for myself, then...
133 0:09:39 1:27:05 1. J.M. Salgado
(Founder, Project Life)
So, at the same time we find how we age, and we find a treatment,
we need to develop nanotechnology...
134 0:09:46 1:27:12 4. Robert Bradbury
That's right, that's right; I mean, ultimately, we'll end up with
nanotechnology. Ultimately, then, we'll give you a whole new genome.
Or, we do it with uploading/downloading, ...you know.
135 0:09:55 1:27:21 <<<<< Julian Huxley (1887-1975) >>>>>
2. James J. Hughes Ph.D.
Well, I date the history of transhumanism back to an essay by Julian Huxley
where he coined the term transhumanism. His idea was somewhat more expansive
than our contemporary idea of transhumanism. Back in the 1950's, he was arguing
that humanity should trascend itself, and consciously commit to transhumanism
itself; both biologically as well as socially
136 0:10:20 1:27:46 19. narrator-A: about Transhumanism
Transhumanism is an emerging philosophy analyzing of favoring the use of
science and technology, especially neurotechnology, biotechnology, and
nanotechnology, to overcome human limitations and improve the human condition.
137 0:10:33 1:28:00 3. Rudi Hoffman, CFP
That makes sense. The whole concept of augmentation clearly makes
sense to me. And I guess that... that kind of puts me in the middle of the
transhumanist/extropian/cryonicist movement. Many of us are, of course,
free-thinking libertarians, who believe in the whole idea that, you know,
that we should take what nature has given us, and move to the next level,
as we clearly do, I mean, most of us.
If our eyes are going bad, we don't just say, 'well, nature has given us bad
eyes', not doing anything better - we wear glasses. Well, in my case, I had
a radio-keratectomy, which is one of the better operations.
We are talking about, you know, different ideas, or crux points, where you
change your paradigm. Actually, I think, getting my eyes fixed with a -
at that time time - cutting-edge operation, ten of fifteen years ago, that
keratecomy, was a crux point for me, because I always had bad eyes, and,
all of a sudden a single operation - literally, it took about eight seconds -
and my eyes... I woke up the next day with perfect vision, actually better
than perfect vision.