Tuesday, September 19, 2006

Paypal Invests in Eternal Life

Peter Thiel, founder of PayPal, is bestowing a $3.5 million gift to the Methuselah Foundation, a research facility which has the goal of curing every age-related disease and thus allowing eternal life. Good idea because it's a much-needed tax deduction. Bad idea because eternal life is just, when you go into it a little, hell on Earth.
All the wisdom in the world isn't going to make you a good enough person to compensate for the space you're taking up. And speaking of space, we'll have to colonize other planets - we're barely able to support ourselves on this one now. And if you think college girls have trouble fending off the advances of lecherous old dudes now, imagine a world which is mostly lecherous old dudes.
Imagine a world without hope - hope that you'll outlive Kevin Costner.
When they develop the cure for aging, and everyone is lined up, I'll be at the beach. Have fun you kids.

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