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Originally posted by Barak89
I think that If immortality were achieved while still using your original physical body then, It could stay young forever.
It would need help from some outside force such as nano-machines that are constantly cleaning and killing off disease and other harmful aliens to your system. Of course we have to think that if we have the technology to be Immortal then we will probabaly have the technology to sustain our lives at the same time.
Originally posted by Ecidemon
If all of my wounds healed and I never aged past maturity, I'd go for it. I wouldn't want everyone to be able to do this, however... Just me, I'm selfish
Artificial Intelligence is a commonly known concept. The full understanding of it, and the military establishments extensive programs in it are quite the opposite. It's not even something they're keeping all too secret, however the American and World Public are being completely blindsided by this coming reality that is sure to change the world as we know it like history has never seen before nor will be able to predict it's outcome.
The motives driving this thrust into the unknown is vast. For some, like the rulers who truly control it's direction, the motive is unprecedented control and power. For others, such as the 'brains' behind it, it's the vision and lust of technology and accomplishment itself. Each thus far generally seek "Transhumanism" (to become "Posthuman entities") and their theory of indefinite lifespans / immortality that the bio-nano sciences are presenting as possible.
The technological singularity is a hypothesised point in the future variously characterized by the technological creation of self-improving intelligence, unprecedentedly rapid technological progress, or some combination of the two.
Transhumanism (sometimes symbolized by >H or H+), a term often used as a synonym for "human enhancement", is an international, intellectual and cultural movement supporting the use of science and technology to enhance human mental and physical abilities and aptitudes, and overcome what it regards as undesirable and unnecessary aspects of the human condition, such as disability, suffering, disease, aging and involuntary death. Transhumanist thinkers study the possibilities and consequences of developing and using human enhancement techniques and other emerging technologies for these purposes. Possible dangers, as well as benefits, of powerful new technologies that might radically change the conditions of human life are also of concern to the transhumanist movement.
Originally posted by evanmontegarde
"The first ten million years were the worst...the second ten million years, those were the worst too..."