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Monday, August 29, 2005

We Knew There Was A Reason Kid Various Was Still Alive

Ha! No wonder Kid Various is still (occasionally) mistaken for someone in his mid-20's...coffee will make him immortal!!! Hat Tip Instapundit

(Well, at least long-lived enough to download his brain into the computer.)

Helping to rid the body of free radicals, destructive molecules that damage cells and DNA, antioxidants have been linked to a number of benefits, including protection against heart disease and cancer.

The research is the latest in a number of studies to suggest coffee could be beneficial, with consumption linked to a reduced risk of liver and colon cancer, type two diabetes, and Parkinson's disease.

"Americans get more of their antioxidants from coffee than any other dietary source - nothing else comes close," said Joe Vinson from Scranton University in Pennsylvania, who led the research.

This is one press clipping Ra's Al Various will hold onto for a long time (for when the next study comes out 5 years from now that says coffee is the worst thing for you.) Now, off to be immersed in the Kona Pit!

5 Comments:

At Monday, August 29, 2005 at 10:48:00 AM EDT, Anonymous Mr.Web said...

Ah, tough luck. Once you download your brain into a computer, your consciousness will still be in your body. Then you'll just have some rogue computer asking you to do things for it. You better hope for nanite re-juves instead.

 
At Monday, August 29, 2005 at 2:24:00 PM EDT, Blogger Kid Various said...

Yes, the dichotomy problem was one that vexed Kid VArious for some time. However, it was pointed out to the Kid , that it's not just a question of making "backups" of your brain. As we age, and our bodies begin to fail us we will spend more and more time hooked up to the computer, living out a virtual life in a computer constructed environment.

At first, we'll come out and deal with real life and use the constructed life for entertainment, communications and such. But as we retire, get old and frail and have nothing to do, we will spend more and more time in the constrcuted world, until, basically we spend ALL of our time there.

At that point, we will be getting no sensory experience from the outside world. And the computer will be incrementally adding our new (now computer generated) experiences to our pattern.

Therefore, one day, at the ripe old age of 124, you'll be sitting in a small cafe in Prague and get an Instant Message:

*DING!* You've just died!

And your consciousness will continue on seamlessly within the computer constructed world.

Pretty neat huh?

Although Kid Various is not against nanite re-juves either. He just thinks the above scenario is more probable.

 
At Monday, August 29, 2005 at 4:46:00 PM EDT, Anonymous Mr.Web said...

Mmm. I suspect it would be Magic(TM) if you ACK'd that IM. But perhaps you would through the mystery of Intelligent Design.

 
At Sunday, October 2, 2005 at 1:28:00 PM EDT, Blogger jon said...

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God luck with it : )

 
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