When longevity & rapamycin goes mainstream, the reaction might not be positive

Starting to see rapamycin slip into the internet mockery machine:

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Every “new thing” that becomes popular is going to be ridiculed by some portion of the world, and thats ok. I think people can laugh at some of the excesses of the longevity field but appreciate the progress that will help them.

I am sure some of the anti-smoking advocates were ridiculed back in the 1950s and 1960s as overly cautious health nuts. It takes a long time for public perceptions to change in many areas…

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There are those that think extending life will just worsen the world’s overpopulation problem.

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There are those that think extending life will just worsen the world’s overpopulation problem

Meanwhile you have Elon Musk simultaneously telling people population decline is the biggest problem and arguing against longevity at the same time. While again simultaneously saying that neuralink will one day fix neurodegenerative diseases like Alzheimer’s (that would almost entirely disappear if the root cause of biological aging was addressed)

I think there is always an issue when a new possibility emerges in tech or the world. Humans are pretty good at resigning themselves to “that’s just the way it is” when there is no alternative. But once you open up a new possibility, everyone’s emotional buttons get pushed and you get all kinds of wild knee jerk reactions.

There will always be people who love something or hate it. Fortunately taking Rapamycin is a personal decision and it shouldn’t affect others. If someone wants to take it, they should have the freedom and choice to do so. There are so many more terrible things that we know are bad for you that are legal to use such as smoking, alcohol and heaven forbid, soda. :wink:

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This guy who posts these memes is pretty funny…

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