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Immortality only 20 years away ?

September 23, 2009 | Comment icon 58 comments



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Scientist Ray Kurzweil has claimed that immortality will be a possibility within as little as 20 years due to advancements in nanotechnology that could lead to us being able to reprogramme our bodies as we see fit.
Scientist Ray Kurzweil claims humans could become immortal in as little as 20 years' time through nanotechnology and an increased understanding of how the body works.


Source: Telegraph | Comments (58)


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Comment icon #49 Posted by hippomchippo 13 years ago
We need to acknowledge the amount of discovery this will lead to for space travel and building bases and such on the moon, which could potentially fix the overpopulation problem, while still allowing us to have children.
Comment icon #50 Posted by SpiderCyde 13 years ago
Perhaps people would be more willing to forego immortality if they didn't have to work the best 8 hours of the day, 5 days a week to survive. Maybe cut that time in half and get paid the same wages for a standard 40 hour week. People could actually enjoy life a bit more.
Comment icon #51 Posted by REBEL 13 years ago
I tell ya, some these Scientist are full of fertilizer. The '*elite' made it publicly clear they want to downsize the global population (70 - 80%), and these scientists talk about immortality... lol! *David Rockheadfeller, Royal Reptiles Family, Henry Kissmyassnger, David look-into-my-lifeless-pedo-eyes Spangler (director of ''planetary initiative'' United Nations)...etc etc.
Comment icon #52 Posted by SpiderCyde 13 years ago
I tell ya, some these Scientist are full of fertilizer. The '*elite' made it publicly clear they want to downsize the global population (70 - 80%), and these scientists talk about immortality... lol! *David Rockheadfeller, Royal Reptiles Family, Henry Kissmyassnger, David look-into-my-lifeless-pedo-eyes Spangler (director of ''planetary initiative'' United Nations)...etc etc. I heard this as well. Why don't we start downsizing the global population with them. Arrogant fools, they need to be humbled. It will be immortality for them first, of course. Immortality will actually kind of suck in a w... [More]
Comment icon #53 Posted by Deceiver 13 years ago
I heard this as well. Why don't we start downsizing the global population with them. Arrogant fools, they need to be humbled. It will be immortality for them first, of course. Immortality will actually kind of suck in a way, karma will never catch up to some of them. They'll get by with all the crap they do in life, and never have to pay the reaper, God, Satan, the spaghetti monster, or what have you. Figures. But what about when the universe comes to an end? They would still die, no? Unless in the far future humans have become so powerful they could survive without a planet and just float int... [More]
Comment icon #54 Posted by The Spartan 13 years ago
it would better to search ways to end the poverty and hunger in the world rather than go for the immortality experiment.
Comment icon #55 Posted by The Silver Thong 13 years ago
How do you know that we wouldn't have found a solution by the time that a) immortality becomes the norm and there aren't enough resources and space on Earth for us to keep procreating? Also if it gets so extreme that we aren't allowed to have children (right, like that will happen any time soon), then you could always reject immortality so that you are allowed to procreate. Though until most countries have more overpopulation than today's China, and there isn't more space for cities, that won't be necessary. Did you know that some countries already have laws about procreation. China for one ha... [More]
Comment icon #56 Posted by OilFight 13 years ago
Did you know that some countries already have laws about procreation. China for one has laws limiting the amount of children one can have. Some places the limit is one child per family So no, out lawing procreation is a very real thing. So in 20 yrs as the article states we start becoming immortal. Wait a hundred years and what? We still won't be able colonize much of our solar system few planets and moons exist that could even be considered for colonization. We would become an infestation in our solar system to the point we would have to move out of our solar system then what live on space sh... [More]
Comment icon #57 Posted by Inferior Oompa 13 years ago
Did you know that some countries already have laws about procreation. China for one has laws limiting the amount of children one can have. Some places the limit is one child per family So no, out lawing procreation is a very real thing. So in 20 yrs as the article states we start becoming immortal. Wait a hundred years and what? We still won't be able colonize much of our solar system few planets and moons exist that could even be considered for colonization. We would become an infestation in our solar system to the point we would have to move out of our solar system then what live on space sh... [More]
Comment icon #58 Posted by DaGreatBeliever 11 years ago
That would be so cool. We could live side by side with our great great great great grandchildren...


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