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Would you want to live for 500 years??!! Check this out!!

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posted on Jan, 2 2006 @ 10:04 PM
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I thought some of you might like this article. Follow the link at the bottom of this post.




How’s this for an offer you can’t refuse: how would you like to live say, 400 or 500 years, or even more and all of them in perfect health?


www.cbsnews.com...

[edit on 2-1-2006 by agwardlds]




posted on Jan, 2 2006 @ 11:37 PM
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That is pretty cool, I wouldnt mind hanging on for 200 years tops but by then I will have done everything I want to have done and then I'd be bored. Youd get to see youre grandchildrens grandchildren, that owuld be something.



posted on Jan, 6 2006 @ 04:51 PM
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It could get problematic. The number of people on the planet are increasing exponentially at the moment. Imagine what ould happen when peoples lifespans are tripled if not more.

Well that is unless some of us move to uranus or something....



posted on Jan, 8 2006 @ 08:10 AM
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Do you suppose that in the future these sorts of "treatments" would be available for everyone on the national health? Or something only the rich and famous could afford so they could live on futurama style?



posted on Jan, 8 2006 @ 10:55 AM
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Originally posted by SecretMuffinNinja
It could get problematic. The number of people on the planet are increasing exponentially at the moment. Imagine what ould happen when peoples lifespans are tripled if not more.

Well that is unless some of us move to uranus or something....


Maybe this ties in with the recent plan for a Hyperspace engine.... First, they invent the engine and get us out "there", then they make us live longer. Couple the two together and the Elite could sit on top of am ever expanding space empire, as it is the rich peoples interests to make sure the workers are happy and healthy, otherwise, who's going to drive their cars or cook their food?

........

It's an idea anyway....



posted on Jan, 8 2006 @ 11:03 AM
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Do I want to live 500 years? Hell to the no!


I've been alive now for 36 years, and I've pretty much been there and done it. Alla way around. Sure there are some more countries I'd love to explore and whatnot, but I think 100 years max is long enuff!



posted on Jan, 8 2006 @ 11:21 AM
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In answer to the question though, yes, I would happily live for as long as I could, so that I could develop myself, learn what there is too know and maybe I could set aside some time to try and reach enlightenment or something.

Just too busy to Ascend right now, but with 500 years to play with, I reckon I could elevate myself to a higher plane of existence, if I set aside every other Saturday or something



posted on Jan, 8 2006 @ 11:24 AM
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Originally posted by EastCoastKid
Do I want to live 500 years? Hell to the no!


I've been alive now for 36 years, and I've pretty much been there and done it. Alla way around. Sure there are some more countries I'd love to explore and whatnot, but I think 100 years max is long enuff!



But don't you want to see what happens later on. I mean imagine being able to see what happens in the year 3000 and what kind of technologies exist. Oh and btw i know this is off topic but does anyone know how many points you need for an avatar?



posted on Jan, 8 2006 @ 11:35 AM
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I'm sorry, ashamed to admit as a former council member, I cannot tell you how many points an avatar takes. I wouldn't think too many. If you don't get your answer here, go the questions forum and they'll square ya away.


The thing is, as a Christian, I believe in the afterlife; so, I have no burning desire to stick around here longer than the average human life span. Afterall, if I do make it to "heaven," I'll have the soooperpowers to buzz down and be that fly on the wall - in whatever situation's going on down on earth - if we humans havn't blown it up by then.

So anyway, if you wanna live that long here, I wish you the best of luck and the best of health, mate.

[edit on 1/8/06 by EastCoastKid]



posted on Jan, 8 2006 @ 11:41 AM
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Olshansky pretty much sumed it up that he is selling is ideas and saying to those in the scientific community to prove it. I also find the article devoid of any specific or even general medical information concerning the substance of the Dr.'s position. If whether its gene mutation or an nano-growing clone type tissue regeneration not to mention organs. That is where I am stuck with the article. Not enough meat. Cordially, LEGALCATALYST.



posted on Jan, 8 2006 @ 12:41 PM
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Our guide and helmsman: Dr. Aubrey de Grey. He ponders while he punts.

"When I was a student, I bought my own punt, a secondhand one for a few hundred pounds. And I used it in the summer to do what's called chauffeur punting," says de Grey. "People come along, tourists, and you tell them lies for money."


I read an article on that about one year ago. That guy is an obvious charlatan, and he bascially admits it in a symbolic way in that quote! And he also looks like a big one. He's telling lies to get the attention of the media and the scientific community, and that's gonna allow him to sell books, do conferences and profit from the huge financing of rich people and corporations that are desperate to benefit from such scientific improvement.



posted on Jan, 8 2006 @ 01:03 PM
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Great subject to bring up


My husband, a biologist/virologist/teacher, several years ago worked with Elizabeth Blackburn, a well-known top scientist who has done extensive research on life-extension. The way he explains it to me, she discovered an enzyme called telomerase which rebuilds telemeres. The erosion of telemeres is what causes aging. The telemere is extra DNA at the end of the chromosome.
I am not a scientific person so I'm not good at explaining these things. but her work is fascinating and others can explain it much better than I can. Google her at:

Elizabeth Blackburn

You'll get her website and lots of good articles about her work. She is now working on a cancer remedy due to her earlier discoveries about telomeres. Apparently life-extension research is very close to actually being at a viable point; they have been able to extend the life of various low-level life forms, such as nematodes.

There are alot of other scientists also working on life-extension which you
could probably find by googling "life-extension".

- Forestlady



posted on Jan, 8 2006 @ 01:11 PM
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hell no..


And the winning is for the world oldest man, for the 300th time in a row...*drum roll* infinite

TA DA!



posted on Jan, 8 2006 @ 04:01 PM
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According to the bible, in the days of Noah, man lived hundreds of years.

The question is, why do they not now, if they did back then? I know someone's gonna say, b/c it's all BS and they really never did. Let's just say they did, for the sake of argument, why would they not after the flood?



posted on Jan, 8 2006 @ 04:04 PM
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First of all it was after Moses. He lived to 400 or something crazy. Secondly the only reason men like him lived that long was to carry out God's work. Im not sure about everyone living to those ages tho. You are prob right.



posted on Jan, 8 2006 @ 04:33 PM
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Originally posted by SecretMuffinNinja
First of all it was after Moses. He lived to 400 or something crazy. Secondly the only reason men like him lived that long was to carry out God's work. Im not sure about everyone living to those ages tho. You are prob right.


ShaZam! You're right.



It was after Moses! So what happened? Why did man's days shorten? Did things just get more complicated and stressful?



posted on Jan, 8 2006 @ 04:42 PM
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Just imagine what this would do to religion. In catholicism suicide is a mortal sin and you go straight to hell.

If this technology came about the only way to die would be suicide.

EVERYBODY would go to hell


I'm sure glad i'm not Catholic, or believe in hell for that matter.

Wupy



posted on Jan, 8 2006 @ 05:10 PM
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It might work to live hundreds of years except one small detail.. GRAVITY!

Gravity would eventually grind you into the dirt, making someones genes able to live long would do nothing to counteract gravity on the human body, (skeleton, and cardiovascular). your heart works hard to supply your body with blood, and only can take so much.



posted on Jan, 8 2006 @ 07:54 PM
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I would much agree to live longer because I always think how stupid it is that you spend like one third or even less of your life for education and being bound under the label of "minor". This means like what.. 20-24 years depending on how high your edu is is spent in school. I say 1/3 because I mean after 50 or 60 you can't really do anything you want like bungee jumping or infiltrating the pentagon.
Nor are you extremely attractive. But maybe 100 years would be enough if all of those 100 years you could spend in perfect health and youth.

But yeah, and I do believe Earth has a serious overpopulation problem. Maybe we need to make rules like China has to cut down on multiplying.

Yuriko



posted on Jan, 8 2006 @ 08:04 PM
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It would cost too much buying presents for all your relitives, i cant afford it as it is, lol.


Realy though i would like to live to about 150 so i could do more but any longer would bore me.

[edit on 8-1-2006 by picklewalsh]




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