Two emaciated American civilians, Lee Rogers left and John C. Todd, sit outside a gym which had been used as a Japanese prison camp following their release by Allied forces liberating the city.Philippines,1945. [768 X 768]


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  • I think everyone thought that at the time. I read a story by a former prisoner of war who was briefed after he returned to a normal weight he probably wouldn't live to be very old because of the effects on his heart. Apparently they found that severe calorie restriction can have health benefits later in life. In fact the last living WWI veteran was captured during WWII by the Japanese, starved and lived to 110.
  • So all I have to do is... starve myself?
  • Yes. If you follow a strict calorie deficiency diet you can add as much as 5 years to your life. You miserable, snack-free life...
  • And even if you don't live longer, it will sure SEEM longer!
  • I want to leave a beautiful corpse behind
  • You should say something else
  • I want to be fackable when I'm at my own funneral. Is that too much to ask?
  • If the local necrophiliacs don't feel compelled to break into the morgue and abuse my saxy, saxy corpse then my whole life has been a waste.
  • Me. I do. People always ask, "who would want to live forever" and I have a simple answer for that. Me. I want to live forever. That being said, I don't know that I would be snack free for life if I knew I was only gonna get a couple of extra years out of it. That would be awful. Living without empty calories would be miserable, at least for me.
  • Well, today the argument could be made that you'd only have to keep up that diet until The Singularity hits, at which point you'll be able to upload your mind into a robot body, live forever and enjoy real steak flavor whenever you want.
  • The Singularity is a pipe dream, we're at the precipice of a long collapse scenario, leading to some weird William Gibsonesque world, not a new golden age
  • Oh, look, a Cornocopiaist and a Collapsist nay-saying each other on the internet.
  • I'm not a collapsist. Humans are hardy buggers. I just think things are gonna be way more The Water Knife and way less Accelerando in the future
  • Go The Postman or go home.
  • Even then you will probably be able to copy your mind onto a hard drive but you will still die and the copy will live on but it won't be you. I don't understand the point.
  • You better just hope that the Singularity occurs 5 years after your estimated date of death.
  • I do, 70 isn't very old anymore and by the time I'm 70 I'm sure 100 won't be as rare as it is today.
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