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Scientists say immortality 20 years away


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#31    ThickasaBrick

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Posted 18 July 2012 - 02:30 PM

I would rather see nanobots fighting infections and cancer. If you had the knowledge that you would live forever, it would create a feeling that each day didn't matter. Life would be counted in decades or centuries rather than years.

On the other hand, it would give humans a much more broad perspective regarding the future. If the people in charge knew that they would be alive hundreds of years from now, much more interest would be shown in taking care of the Earth, rather than the short sited views many take today.


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Posted 18 July 2012 - 02:36 PM

That's an appalling thought, humans living forever. And yuck, I would rather keep my human cells, no nano-replacements for me thanks.

Your ad hominem connotes your sciolism. Now that is some funny commentary.

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Posted 18 July 2012 - 02:38 PM

jgorman,  curing disease does fall under the umbrella of anti-aging resaerch in most cases.  I did a quick search and found a short list of scientists actively doing research in related fields, over the last ten years I have read alot of articles and interviews, and heard podcasts with many of these people:

Edited by OverSword, 18 July 2012 - 02:39 PM.


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Posted 18 July 2012 - 02:42 PM

20 years? Crap! I'll be dead by then!


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Posted 18 July 2012 - 02:50 PM

20 years?  Crap I'll still be too broke by then!


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Posted 18 July 2012 - 03:01 PM

20 years? Crap I'll be 57 for the rest of my life!

I've flown from one side of this galaxy to the other. I've seen a lot of strange stuff, but I've never seen anything to show me where the hell Helen of Annoy has been for the past couple of months.

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Posted 18 July 2012 - 03:08 PM

View Postand then, on 17 July 2012 - 10:51 PM, said:

I saw a miniseries similar to this called TORCHWOOD Miracle Day.  It tells a story of a time when people are no longer able to die.  The overpopulation is instantly a problem among many others that would come with such a jump in population.  Not such a paradise.

Miracle Day was crap. Now, Torchwood: Children of Earth - that's a good story.


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Posted 18 July 2012 - 03:14 PM

The porblem with Nantechnology is when someone does die... Do they carry on rebuilding? If so... Zombies... lol

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Posted 18 July 2012 - 03:27 PM

View PostCoffey, on 18 July 2012 - 03:14 PM, said:

The porblem with Nantechnology is when someone does die... Do they carry on rebuilding? If so... Zombies... lol

What I've always envisioned with using nanites to rebuild (thought of writing some fiction about it) is that you would be immortal, and would regenerate limbs, wounds would heal etc...The only way to be killed then would likely be decapition ala Highlander.


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Posted 18 July 2012 - 04:04 PM

View Postdanydandan, on 18 July 2012 - 12:18 AM, said:

Who are these scientists . ???????????????? Names please

I'm one of them.


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Posted 18 July 2012 - 04:53 PM

View PostOverSword, on 18 July 2012 - 03:27 PM, said:

What I've always envisioned with using nanites to rebuild (thought of writing some fiction about it) is that you would be immortal, and would regenerate limbs, wounds would heal etc...The only way to be killed then would likely be decapition ala Highlander.

Good point, so what if they could regrow the head? lol What the feck would happen then?! lol Would someone else be made? lol

Guessing it would be imposisble, but what if the nanobots tried... :unsure:

What if somebody was poisoned? Wouldn't that kill the person? Or would the Nano bots react to the poison and get rid of it.

What about viruses? Like a computer virus for nanobots...That could be awful.

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Posted 18 July 2012 - 04:55 PM

Not only zombies, but immortal robot zombies! That is 7 levels of cartoon hell! If there is a soul, wonder what happens to it when all the bio is replaced with techno.

Edited by Spid3rCyd3, 18 July 2012 - 05:02 PM.


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Posted 18 July 2012 - 05:04 PM

5 Reasons Immortality Would be Worse than Death



Edited by Dolly Buster, 18 July 2012 - 05:05 PM.


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Posted 18 July 2012 - 05:09 PM

View PostOverSword, on 17 July 2012 - 10:40 PM, said:

I don't have much doubt that this is true, maybe not within the next 20 years, and probably not a really great thing for humanity in general, figure out for yourself why not.  But what disturbs me is the statement from this scientist Ray Kurzweil.

From the article:
Oh, virtual sex will also be commonplace in the not-so-distant future.

REALLY?  This is where the mind of this well respected scientist is at???  We will have immortals who's main concern is busting a nut?

http://www.sfgate.co...way-3710466.php

We are already there.

Scientists have been de-aging mice and monkeys using a chemical called 4-OHT. Aging is caused by telomeres shortening and 4-OHT activates the cell mechanisms that lengthen them. The same mechanisms exist in human cells but trials have yet to begin. 4-OHT is commonly known as Estrogen the female sex hormone.

Whole cows milk has high levels of estrogen in it.


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Posted 18 July 2012 - 05:12 PM

The nanites, as I envision it would be biological machines, in other words they themselves would be alive and self replicating.  They would be programmed to reconstruct anything at a molecular level, so they could take a poison molecule and rearange the atoms into say a white blood cell.  I can picture how it would all work in my mind but don't do the greatest job of describing it.





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