Life expectancy 700

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posted on Jan, 14 2008 @ 09:59 AM
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news.yahoo.com...

So far not for humans but the principle may apply.




posted on Jan, 14 2008 @ 10:00 AM
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dude, ole boondock would be a happy camper if i could live to 700.
oh, the things i could do



posted on Jan, 14 2008 @ 11:53 AM
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I guess if you are middle age now maybe you'd only make 350..I reallydon't know how that would work.. Not even sure of the process for gene manipulation..


apc

posted on Jan, 14 2008 @ 12:27 PM
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It would probably open us up to a host of never before seen degenerative neurological disorders. Plus I wonder if the brain can even store 700 years worth of memories. What's the point of living that long if you can't remember most of it?



posted on Jan, 14 2008 @ 12:47 PM
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Aside from the major problems with any sort of life expansion (food, overcrowding..etc) I just can't imagine 700 years of inundating media coverage on the Brittney Spears' train wreck.

Is the world ready for a 700 year old Paris Hilton?

I don't want to know.

- Lee



posted on Jan, 14 2008 @ 12:51 PM
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With longer life span, that means you can spend 50 years in elementary school, 30 years in middle school, 45 years in high school and 50 years in college. And legal age for drinking is 140 years of age.



posted on Jan, 14 2008 @ 01:02 PM
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Originally posted by deltaboy
With longer life span, that means you can spend 50 years in elementary school, 30 years in middle school, 45 years in high school and 50 years in college. And legal age for drinking is 140 years of age.

With a longer lifespan, those things may not exist in future.

[edit on 14-1-2008 by _Phoenix_]



posted on Jan, 14 2008 @ 01:03 PM
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double post.
weird.

[edit on 14-1-2008 by lee anoma]



posted on Jan, 14 2008 @ 07:42 PM
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Great. Don't think it'll happen in our lifetimes though.

And combined with war, famine, drought and population I cannot see this taking off because governments won't want it. I mean, imagine how many children you could have in 700 years?



posted on Jan, 15 2008 @ 07:07 AM
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This is where Resident Evil comes in... (or maybe not)


If my health remains good for the whole 700 years and don't have to sit in a wheelchair once i pass 200 then i wouln't mind living to 700. Living longer is as much a blessing as it is a curse.



posted on Jan, 15 2008 @ 07:25 AM
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I couldn't imagine the nighmare that would happen if everyone started living to 700. Imagine the population explosion. One couple would have great great great great great great great...... grandchildren. The food, water, clothing, waste...etc would just be insane.

We would run out of resources so fast.... someone should make a movie about it.



posted on Jan, 15 2008 @ 08:23 AM
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There would have to be some serious expansion options on the table such as orbiting colonies designed to handle huge populations. Also further technology for food and water generation. Kind of a scary thought anyways, I can't much picture living past 70 unless i'm still able to carry on like normal, would hate to not be able to take care of myself. Couldn't imagine 200+ years of it.



posted on Jan, 15 2008 @ 09:31 AM
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in my opinion its another thing if you prolong existence from 1 to 10 weeks or from 70 to 700 years. we will see...



posted on Jan, 15 2008 @ 10:25 AM
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Forgive me for I know not how to insert a quote from sources yet.... But I found this bit interesting from the article...lol

"Evolution designed our genes, our army, to be ready for growth and reproduction," Longo told LiveScience. Problem is, pooling the body's efforts into growing makes room for genetic errors that lead to age-related disease. "We can use our energy to grow and reproduce, or protect ourselves."
"The scientists disabled the genes in the yeast but also put the organism on a low-calorie diet. Caloric restriction has prolonged the lifespan of yeast, worms, and mice in other experiments, and is thought to work by scaring the body into maintaining its genetic goods instead of growing."

So we get a choice of protecting the body as it is, enabling it to live longer or we can choose to have babies and our babies can be retarded and we'll screw our bodies up in the process..... Thanks but no thanks..... The drugs that these "Scientists" are creating are harming and killing enough people already...I'll be darned if they start tinkering with my DNA . I'll take my chances and search for the "Fountain of Youth" myself....

[edit on 15-1-2008 by Journey4Truth]



posted on Jan, 15 2008 @ 12:12 PM
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Originally posted by Journey4Truth


So we get a choice of protecting the body as it is, enabling it to live longer or we can choose to have babies and our babies can be retarded and we'll screw our bodies up in the process.....

[edit on 15-1-2008 by Journey4Truth]


I believe you mean, mentally ill.
I suppose if you cared about your children, or children in general, you'd use something a little more politically correct.

Anyways, if they can devise a way to prevent the body from aging, or at least, aging much slower- Will we not maintain our memories or ability to remember?
Or is it even possible to remember over 600 years of events, even with a healthy mind?
In my opinion, technology will also need to be meshed with our brains in order to store data (Memories, experiences, daily events, etc.)
With such advancements, we may never die- If we could essentially save who we are, the memories, feelings, thoughts- Everything, could be transferred after death. Saved and stored.
Perhaps we'll never reach that point- But I believe a human brain would be unable to effectively store centuries of information, unassisted.
Good post OP, thanks for the read.

[edit on 15-1-2008 by Dewm0nster]



posted on Jan, 15 2008 @ 12:31 PM
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I can't afford to live that long. What am I supposed to do, work for 600 years until I can retire? It would be fine if I was independently wealthy, or maybe only one of a few people living to that age, but otherwise, how am I supposed to make a living for that long?

Also, I've already had some bad accidents that have left me a little the worse for wear. The older you get, the more accidents and injuries become a factor. Again, it would be fine if I was wealthy, and could afford to replace the parts that become too damaged to be of use. I think 350 years confined to a wheelchair might not be very pleasant. Or what if I was blinded or something? It would sort of suck to be blind for 400 years.



posted on Jan, 15 2008 @ 12:41 PM
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Assuming we did live for up to seven centuries, I'm sure people would WANT to continue working- To keep busy.
I'm sure you'd take maybe twenty years off here and there, but, why keep people around if they aren't contributing?
Anyways, refer to my first post.
Technology still has quite a way to go before we can attain such a life span, in my opinion.



posted on Jan, 15 2008 @ 01:11 PM
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Also surely this would be something that is designed into a fetus at the earliest stages?

So I guess that would rule this out as an option for any of us :p

However I am currently 28, and I fully plan on seeing the 22nd century.



posted on Jan, 15 2008 @ 01:57 PM
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Research "the Singularity" to find out more about life expectancy, Bio-Mind upgrades and Conciousness transference. Interesting stuff




posted on Jan, 15 2008 @ 03:50 PM
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Originally posted by BlackProjects
news.yahoo.com...

So far not for humans yet, but the principle may apply.


There, I fixed it for you.






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