Wednesday February 6, 2008
Book 9: The Body Politic — Part V: Collecting


Xinchub: Perspective? That's just what we humans have the least of. Our lifespans are miniscule, and our cultural memory tiny when compared to what we have been seeking to change.
Xinchub: So we decide we need to be immortal. But we have no idea what will happen if we make that change.
Xinchub: Even the oldest and eisest among us is no more than an infant compared to the timescales we're dealing with.
Xinchub: Letting young people run this longevity project is like putting vegetarians in charge of a barbecue.
Jevee Ceeta: I had some grilled corn once. It. . . umm. . . made a nice side-dish.