Yahoo - "If Aubrey de Grey's predictions are right, the first person who will live to see their 150th birthday has already been born. And the first person to live for 1,000 years could be less than 20 years younger."
Bicentennial Man? hehe
This isnt really tech related...
How? You need to broaden your definition of Technology. Technology is the making, usage and knowledge of tools, "techniques", crafts, systems or methods of organization in order to "solve a problem" or serve some purpose. This is exactly that, tech is not just limited to gadgets.
This is tech related, no clue what you think of as tech. This is medical technology and it's science, both things that are good for TechSpy in my book.
Did you know the wheel is tech. The amish use tech, very low tech.
And in related news, pigs were spotted flying.
Isn't the world already overpopulated? Could you imagine a lady 123yrs old flying past you at a stop sign.........
That's when you apply laws for population control. And I doubt this would be cheap, but who knows.
You still have people dying from accidents murders ect and it will not be cheap and won't be worked out for many yrs. It's not overpopulation that should be a concern it's the food supply status thats affected by the population that is the problem. I can't see people wanting to live forever at least not without their loved ones, i think everyone on this website will be a pile of bones before this is a serious issue.
There's also a problem of misinformation which varily includes purposely reducing certain resources and putting "class" like restrictions on their distribution to keep this idea going that there isn't enough of 'said thing' to go around. Well by what account? The edible plant life on this planet far out number, far and wide the human population but still there are a large number of people in the world starving. Not because there is no food to go around, but because in their own country certain resources are kept from them. Think of it as a board game, monopoly or something. If you don't have the chips to trade, then you don't play. This is why Im against privatizing any type of natural resource. Especially when it's done by proxy(e.g. the U.S. controlling viable African farm lands). And as much food that is sent to grocers year round that is thrown out and trashed is embarrassing. Yes, we have a food and resource problem, but it isn't strictly a problem of not being enough rather than purposeful wastefulness and misuse. Better management of what we have will put a lot more food on more people's tables. The have AND the have-not's. As far as living forever, I think the human life span is growing shorter every decade. But for some reason we've been told we live longer as apposed to hundreds of years ago when the average age was over 100. That's with war, and disease, etc. etc. With cancer on the rise and god knows what else, how we gonna live forever when cant even keep people from getting(and staying) sick?
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Please involve a cyborg body. Please involve a cyborg body... Also, I thought that scientists were supposed to have an "open mind" rather than considering something beneath them and laughing at a theory, which is what their occupation was founded on. The study of theories in order to turn them into fact.
I wonder if we'll live long enough to see if the future is really orange?
to see the future orange ? huh o.o
I think he might be referring to living on mars.
No i Think it Refers to A CLOCKWORK ORANGE.... Supposedly in that movie its sometime in the future?!!?.. Where beethoven will be Remixed
@bull I guess. Never even heard of the movie until recently Tbh.
Sorry Anybody's Guess is up For Grabs, id think it be a thing youd have to go in routinly to get done, and im scarred about the overpopulation causing problems also, people fighting even more over resources .. And People like Hitler or Osama having the chance to live eternally is Just Scary.. Its like if Fidel Castro or Kim Jon ill doesnt wanna be Cool you hope they die off of old age and maybe there children would want to reason.. But this ^ Damn
Im referring to the UK Mobile phone provider "Orange" and their popular slogan "The future's bright. The future's Orange" Living on mars would be cool though ;D
"The future's bright. The future's Orange" Slogan for a UK (and elsewhere?) mobile service provider. Not Mars.
Nice! At least somebody got my reference :D
like everything with business and money making they'll require people to pay some insane amount for a pill that will keep you young but as soon as you stop taking it you start aging again they could release that one pill to stop it but then they couldn't mooch you each year like call of duty
Death is a natural part of life, just the same as birth and everything on the earth. Take out death, and you would cause an imbalance in nature, chaos would ensue from overpopulation, poverty, unemployment, homelessness, and health issues. Humanity will be the death of itself.
death is a choice
How is it a choice? You can't live forever, everyone will die even if you did live for 150 years, your body will fall apart and not work anymore and people won't want to live. Even if you did make some sort of cure for stuff that happened, the added effects of animal genomes added will cause further problems. It's a bit like putting animal blood into a human the animals anti bodies in the blood will kill the human flesh, thus killing the human, the longest someone has lived for with animal blood in their system was 2 weeks, in agony the whole time and that was back in the 1800's and early 1900's as that was how you stopped blood loss in humans at that time. If you use human blood you need to use the same type of blood, otherwise you get the same thing happening again.
i plan on uploading my mind onto a server with a dozen different back up generators to back up each other
How Long Can You Live With TIGER BLOOD?
We all could have not died but these two people screwed everything up and now it is up to technology to make us live longer but death will never disappear. People will die by other ways like killing each other or suicide if tech manages to make us live for a looonnngggg time.
meeeeeee! screw everyone else make me immortal
Awesome!!! Technological evolution has surpassed that of its native biological counterpart. The law of accelerating returns IS right!
our grandchildren will live longer, unfortunately we have not enough money. Every technique/ technology is expensive on it's first stage...
I guess we all should start using life savings to make us live long.
Yeah, we'll try to be good :)
yay!!! let the milking of millionaires begin.
wow scientists are retarded. just fucking wow. they sure know how to sound dumb!
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