Readers Digest in Nov.2002 had an excellent article called "Miracle Medicine and the Soul".
A quote from it - "Scientists are working to end aging,disease,and pain. But are they changing what it means to be human?"
Some highlights - "self-healing hearts - an end to diabetes? - computer chips implanted in the brain to conquer paralysis"
I suppose if you define a human as a being subject to pain, sickness and aging, we won't be 'human' in twenty years or so!
For me, this represents the fufillment of everything I hoped for as a Witness - without the false prophecy and ceaseless
disappointments engendered by uninspired old farts in Brooklyn. While you and I rejoice over the conquest of
human suffering, they will lie, obscure, dissemble, obfusticate - and , above all else, pray fervently for the mass slaughter
of fellow humans at Armageddon - to save them from looking like fools who wasted their lives piling up empty numbers and
The next twenty years? Bring 'em on! Warts, wars and all! There never was a more exciting time to be alive
or to enjoy life!