It is interesting that they have not talked about the immortality then even though it is in their grasp. They don't need the clones to do that, when they can simply keep regenerating the failing organs. Eventually they might even learn how to rejuvenate themselves. Which makes it so much more interesting, if you are into transhumanism.As to the regrowing of limbs etc. Remember the Belter settlement had just basic medical tech. Earth and Mars have the most advance, if you have the money or position.
It's sad that we had to say good bye to the great man Ashford represented. He was a true Belter to the end. May his soul find a way back from the great void. There is no way that the shadow ship can rescue him from the deep cold. He is goner and that is the reason why I had problems on writing this review. Losing the great Belter Pirate Captain is sad.
He had Marco in his sights. Surely he knew that giving up would mean his own death. Why take the shot?
I was shocked that Ashford was killed. As a Belter who could see the big picture and had put the interests of Humanity above those of his own faction, his character had more depth and most if not all of the others in the show.t was a beautiful and a brutal fight. I feel could have continued fighting instead of giving up so easily. A few shots in their command equipment would have harmed long term things.
I imagine immortality or a greatly extended lifespan is available to the Earth elite, but it wouldn't make sense to extend it to the masses on the home planet, which is already teeming with purposeless people who have no place to go.It is interesting that they have not talked about the immortality then even though it is in their grasp.
I can't blame the guy. The ring opens up 1,300 planets for expansion and who's blocking Belters from realizing their dreams? Earth.Marco, with his intellect could be a great belt leader. A great warlord. But it's hatred that poisons his soul. Earth has to go, even if it means that end of species. It's kind of funny that he doesn't see the cradle of humanity as a food basket or as a source of technology.
I know it's just a typo, but I had to laugh at the thought of regenerating a "limp."Being able to regenerate limps is much more than what they had in the first season
Yeah 200 years in the future (isn't it 300 in the books?)… advances in technology bringing longevity has been a topic in prose SF. In Cities in Flight James Blish had anti-agathic" drugs or Stroon in Cordwainer Smith's stories, meds that stopped aging.I imagine immortality or a greatly extended lifespan is available to the Earth elite, but it wouldn't make sense to extend it to the masses on the home planet, which is already teeming with purposeless people who have no place to go.
Immortality for a space crew or on a sparsely settled exoplanet, however, would be an entirely different thing.