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If we avoid extinction in next two hundred years I think it is inevitable that humans ascend all the aspects of life that restrain us. The real question is what we should do with our new abilities. My hope would be a focus on exploration and peace, but my fear is it would be used to stratify our species and enshrined exploitation of the majority.

I think Altered Carbon shows how without a shift in mindset immortality will cause us to stagnate because status quo will be preferred as any change could upset the balance.