Thursday, 15 October 2009

"It's only a theory"

Interesting program on BBC iPlayer called "It's only a theory" hosted by Andy Hamilton and Reginald D Hunter, first episode has a very interesting man on talking about the possibility that the first 1,000 year old person has probably already been born. Seems to be a reasonable argument based on bell curve concepts.

The idea is that people being born now will likely have access to technology that will extend their life significantly and once they get old (again) the process will repeat to the point that essentially life will be sustained ad finatum.

The guy presenting the argument is awesome (HUGE beard) bit of a strange program not too well created, interesting idea with a reasonable approach to science but somewhat trying to hard for jokes that aren't really there.

3 comments:

Chrysostomos said...

http://www.ted.com/talks/lang/eng/aubrey_de_grey_says_we_can_avoid_aging.html

Cantus said...

You've spelt programme wrong ;o)

ha that'll teach you to show me your blog. You know what I'm like...

Linden Rathen said...

we'll see who has an fit over bad spelling first