Jeffrey A Tibbetts

Jeffrey A Tibbetts

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Hi Sal. I'm a vegan as well, although I have to admit that I'm willing to bend on this in order to help this project to be successful. As a transhumanist, I think veganism is really one of the only options as of now that can be maintained indefinitely without exhaustion and pollution of our world. Rob Rhineheart of Soylent, who is providing us with our vitamin A deficient diet solution, has also addressed this. Soylent is nearly completely Vegan, with the exception of a very small amount of fish oil from which they source Omega 3. Rob also reported that the next batch will be entirely vegan. Now, the reason I bring up Soylent here is that Veganism and many of the aspirations of transhumanism are difficult to reconcile. For example, one of the side projects that our group has been working on has involved research and experimentation into Ketogenic dieting. There are many many benefits. In fact, some research is indicating a ketogenic is in some ways superior to a vegan diet in terms of health. Unfortunately, a ketogenic diet is nearly completely dependant on animal foods. Butter, cheese, lard, meat. I can't even really stand to taste these foods in the name of science. By supporting Soylent, you allow them to continue to develop their products line. Along with a Vegan version of Soylent, there's the potential for even a Vegan Ketogenic diet. This is something that has otherwise been impossible.
Oct 04, 2013
Can we biologically extend the range of human vision into the near infrared?
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Hi Mr. Gill! Yes, there are so many awesome cognitive enhancers available now! I've always been particular to Oxiracetam in spite of its water solubility issue. In terms of other analogs, there are a slue of variants, many which are novel and were never found in any organism and show totally unique absorption spectra. Of course, for our purposes we wanted to start with something relatively tried and tested. You might consider making an account at Biohack.me. There are a lots of pretty interesting folks to talk to. It's certainly not the nootropics resource of other larger forums such as Longecity and Brainmeta, but nearly everyone there is actively involved in a project or two. Furthermore, I think a medicinal chemist would bring a lot to the table. There are definite needs for biologically inclined contributors.
Oct 04, 2013
Can we biologically extend the range of human vision into the near infrared?
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