posted on Jun, 4 2008 @ 01:40 PM
I just stumbled upon this article while browsing the internet. Very interesting..
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NEW YORK — Is 90 the new 50? Not yet, aging researchers say, but medical breakthroughs to significantly extend life and ease the ailments of getting
older are closer than many people think. "The general public has no idea what's coming," said David Sinclair, a Harvard Medical School professor
who has made headlines with research into the health benefits of a substance found in red wine called resveratrol.Speaking on a panel of aging
experts, Sinclair had the boldest predictions. He said scientists can greatly increase longevity and improve health in lab animals like mice, and that
drugs to benefit people are on the way.
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This is exciting news I have to say; to know that we are on the verge of extending the average human life. It makes me wonder what could have been
accomplished had these discoveries been found when some of the great minds like Einstein were still in existence.. Would we be further along
technologically, scientifically and philosophically had these people had longer to contemplate their findings? It is certain we are at the coming of
a new age, things are changing at a rapid pace and now people are going to be living even longer.. Could this be a part of the "awakening" that is
in the works that so many speak of.
Of course I have my doubts as with many discoveries regarding health and cures. Cancer and AIDS cures have undoubtedly been discovered IMO and there
have been major cover ups and downplays concerning things of this nature.
So what does this mean for the advancement for humans? What are the ramifications of longer human life? Will the drug corporations try to cover this
up in order to gain more profit? What of the health and life insurance corporations out there? Will this affect over-population? Just a few
questions I found myself asking..
What are your takes on this?
EDIT: Changed the quotation type.
[edit on 4-6-2008 by ZiggyMojo]