Molecule That "Turns On Immortality Gene"!

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posted on Jun, 22 2011 @ 11:15 AM
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There are pro's and cons to it. Just imagine Silvo Berlusconi or Rupert Murdoch living forever, thats enough reason to kill the research right there :-)

Joking aside though, sign me up. If I live to 150 I might be able to afford a house in the UK.




posted on Jun, 22 2011 @ 11:16 AM
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Originally posted by ModernAcademia
Interesting, thanks for posting

I would never want immortality though, at least I don't think so
I don't think we were meant to be immortal with the amount of babies born everyday, but maybe the Annunaki did suppress such a gene.

I don't want to live forever, I just want to fly and and have see-through vision like superman



hmmm. i think that see through vision maybe a dual-edged sword my friend be careful what you wish for



posted on Jun, 22 2011 @ 11:20 AM
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i'm pretty sure keanu reeves has known about this for centuries.

www.youtube.com...




posted on Jun, 22 2011 @ 11:21 AM
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People are built to die. That's the whole point of biology. You keep mixing and matching genes so that you always have a good, fresh variation, so that if anything virally nasty comes around there's a good chance that at least some percentage of the species is immune to it. And in order to do that, you've got to have children. And in order for children to have the necessary resources to get old enough to breed and repeat the cycle, the older generation has to die.

Of course, there will always be a small percentage of replacements needed as a result of deaths caused by accidents, but it's not going to be enough to keep the gene pool fresh.

Grandma and Grandpa need to die. Simple as that. Fortunately for us humans, we have ways of keeping their knowledge alive after they're gone. Ironically, it's that very ability that could make us practically immortal, and easily destroy us.



posted on Jun, 22 2011 @ 11:22 AM
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How many times did you hear somebody tell you that life is too short...

If you are unhappy for some reason or an other it is an excellent opportunity to solve that problem.

It is an excellent opportunity to put that 10 dollars in your wallet in a longterm savings account and leave it there untill you forgot about it.

I always wanted to be a fighter-pilot, a scientist, (at times) a porn-star, actor and a village idiot...

Travel the world

I probably end up the way I am now.....working my ass off until my time is up.



posted on Jun, 22 2011 @ 11:24 AM
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Remember...

There can be only one!



posted on Jun, 22 2011 @ 11:33 AM
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Yeah it looked cool at first.

Just like nuclear power looked cool. But then it turned out to suck.

We didn't realize it would unlock the Zombie Apocalypse.

Dated June 22nd, 2011



posted on Jun, 22 2011 @ 11:39 AM
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Could it be that physical immortality will be a reality and that people will make a choice? Could this be the meaning behind some of these scriptural references that sound like warnings?


"And in those days shall men seek death, and shall not find it; and shall desire to die, and death shall flee from them." Rev. 9:6

Will this "immortality" be another twisted joke on the human race from the evil GENEi?



posted on Jun, 22 2011 @ 11:45 AM
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Its not immortality. It doesn't make you bulletproof or impervious to disease.

If perfected it will allow cells to replace themselves without eventual corruption. You would be young until you had an accident, caught a disease or got really really bored of life.

If you got a bad case of ennui on your 200th Birthday opening your veins would still work just fine.



posted on Jun, 22 2011 @ 11:45 AM
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Annuaki? lol omg this site is great



posted on Jun, 22 2011 @ 11:47 AM
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"immortality" and "extended life-span" are two completely different things.

Even if they unlock this gene or DNA marker or what have you to add 300 years to your life, you can still be killed by choking on a fishbone.

"Immortals" can usually survive (well what we know from the movies) gunshots, drowning, starving (they don't need to eat or drink) ect. But if you burn them to a crisp, or be-head them, they will die just like anyone selse.

Before I decided whether or not to say yes to this. I'd need some answers to a few questions.

Like at what age is my body gonna stay at for the bulk of my 300 years. 18? 30, 85?(no frigging thanks). ect ect.

Also is there a way out. Like if after 200 years I'm so sick and bored with life, can I just shoot myself in the head and call it a day?

One must also think of the impacts this may have on your religious beliefs, or any after-life beliefs. Will it screw with my re-incarnation cycle? Will this disrupt my soul? Stuff like that is pretty important.

So yea I'd need more info before makeing any snap judgements like most people would (I think) automatically drink "the elixir of immortality". I think Michi Kaku(sp?) theAsian scientest on (Discovery, and Nat Geo), did a show all about this, and alot of these questions came up.



posted on Jun, 22 2011 @ 11:54 AM
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Originally posted by muzzleflash
Yeah it looked cool at first.

Just like nuclear power looked cool. But then it turned out to suck.

We didn't realize it would unlock the Zombie Apocalypse.

Dated June 22nd, 2011




Anyhow, cool news. time to look at the deep freeze instead of the hole in the ground for funeral arrangements.

As far as those whom suggest that people are meant to die after 4 score, well, by all means, take that option, just don't therefore demand everyone follow in your suicide pact...I don't remember asking to be born, yet I was...I had little control over that.
If I can deny death, then I will finally feel like I have a say in my overall fate...then we are living on pure free will.

I wonder though, this causes endless replication...certainly this could cause cancerous issues...and its not like it will cure disease and other such stuff that normally kills us
just means that we may look and feel 20 years old when we are in fact 90...which to me sounds pretty good for now...its not necessarily about quantity of life verses quality..and one of the biggest sins of biology is the deterioration of health over time...

as they say, youth is wasted on the young.

So, this ultimate research of youth (not immortality) I fully suppport and hope many multi-billions are invested to rapidly progress this to a useable product within a decade. (in 10 years, I will probably be wanting some of my youth back)



posted on Jun, 22 2011 @ 11:56 AM
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If we are going by 'Highlander Rules' which I am assuming we are, then you can only be born an immortal. Either that or its going to be all out war when the gathering begins.



posted on Jun, 22 2011 @ 11:57 AM
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Originally posted by Nola213
Even if they unlock this gene or DNA marker or what have you to add 300 years to your life, you can still be killed by choking on a fishbone.


How many people die of "old age" though...
Telomeres only really play a role in a person's death at the age of like 120...before then, people get cancer, heart issues, etc...and no matter how young you look, if you eat like crap, don't exercise, etc...eventually your going to get health issues (arterys clogged, etc)...actual killers of people.

So, sure, the overall lifespan of people will increase, but death by natural causes around the 60+ range will still be common for awhile until we start curing and treating things.



posted on Jun, 22 2011 @ 11:59 AM
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I would get this done to me in a heartbeat, staying young forever sounds great, and maybe ill survive long enough to see space crafts reaching other stars and the day that space travel is common.

To the people saying you would not want to live forever, you won't live forever, being immune to aging does not make you immune to injury... But you will live a hell of a lot longer if it works.

No other human has had this choice to do this in their lifetimes, why turn it down if it really worked?



posted on Jun, 22 2011 @ 12:02 PM
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Oh yeah, and Telomerase has been shown to increase cancer growth in lab rats. The 'CHANCE' for immortality comes at a price, I'd assume.



posted on Jun, 22 2011 @ 12:04 PM
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Originally posted by Bob Sholtz
i'm pretty sure keanu reeves has known about this for centuries.
www.youtube.com...


Immortal, or Time Traveler?



Death mask of Sir Issac Newton and comedian Robin Williams.

edit on 22-6-2011 by Blue Shift because: (no reason given)



posted on Jun, 22 2011 @ 12:05 PM
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I don't want to live forever, I just want to fly and and have see-through vision like superman


As soon as I get my genetics degree, I'll start working on that for you. But first I want to make polar bears that stay cubs, and get our gills back so I can set a free dive record.



posted on Jun, 22 2011 @ 12:06 PM
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Originally posted by RedParrotHead

Originally posted by northEASTukPIMPStheSYSTEM
When its your souls time to go, its your souls time to go.

I'd like that time to be determined by me, seeing how it's my soul.



Hell yeah. I want to have that option too. After all, we are sons of God, isn´t it?



posted on Jun, 22 2011 @ 12:10 PM
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I do think that, if this can somehow extend peoples lives for say, 100 years, making the average lifespan 200 years, then considerations should be made

A new form of power -must- be established in order for the world to compensate for a massive amount of people suddenly coming in.

There are relevant social issues that were brought up...a person living youthfully for hundreds of years...suddenly you have no upward mobility in society, money will become even more focused towards the few people, etc...

This biotech will be very critical when we start colonizing space when age and longevity does not effect the system and in fact helps support it...are we in that era now of giant space stations, mars and venus terraforming, etc...perhaps...hopefully...but ya, this will require many other developments of our frontier before it is damaging to the single planet we are on. (again, this is pretending that this will somehow extend life for extended periods)





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