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  •  I read a science fiction story once about the time (2+ / 0-)
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    when most people stopped dieing. The babies started being born without souls. The author's theory was that there was an infinite number of bodies but a finite number of souls.

    My mom says a lot of stupid stuff but she did say once that she thought there were people alive today that would never die.

    Validate my parking Validate my parenting Validate my politics Validate my religion And I will be happy.

    by 88kathy on Wed May 15, 2013 at 02:47:32 PM PDT

    •  many scientists and futurists believe this (1+ / 0-)
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      and i do too

      it is just one motivation for being a billionaire.

      the dirt poor are surely going to die no matter what science does.

    •  Not a problem any more (1+ / 0-)
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      although I cast some doubt on the use of 3D printers for creating "perfect" livers upthread, I hear that they're perfectly cromulent for printing out perfect souls.

      But maybe that was for shoes and not this, I'll have to go back and check my notes.

      •  sounds fishy to me, print out sole it's what's for (1+ / 0-)
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        dinner

        "There's not much happening in this town, but what you hear makes up for it?"

        by 88kathy on Thu May 16, 2013 at 10:24:34 AM PDT

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        •  Hmm, sounds like a possible solution (1+ / 0-)
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          for "cruelty free" meat.

          And centuries before Star Trek's replicators as a bonus.

          •  After the 'paperless office' and 'jet packs' (1+ / 0-)
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            promises, I am a little jaded.

            Wouldn't you have to print it on meat to be meat? I don't understand how paper would become meat in the printer. 3D is beyond me.

            "There's not much happening in this town, but what you hear makes up for it?"

            by 88kathy on Thu May 16, 2013 at 11:15:43 AM PDT

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            •  Yeah, that's a small wrinkled I overlooked! (1+ / 0-)
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              But, based on other comments in this thread, it seems like you can print out cells with 3D printers.

              And if they happened to be stem cells, I suppose you could then differentiate them into "meat" - for example, the "perfect liver" mentioned earlier (mmm, mmm, mmm, liver!).

              But one probably wouldn't want to use human cells for this purpose or sooner or later somebody might accuse you of cannibalism.

              •  You know I did read a sci fi about that too. (0+ / 0-)

                In the days of 'print out food' far far in the future one flavor became suspiciously most popular. Much gnashing of teeth on that one.

                "There's not much happening in this town, but what you hear makes up for it?"

                by 88kathy on Thu May 16, 2013 at 12:34:56 PM PDT

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