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Aubrey De Grey

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posted on Mar, 24 2012 @ 09:54 AM
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Hahahaha, the 'de Grey' area.


Anyways, do you know about him? He thinks we can cure aging like any other disease, because the human body is fundamentally a machine.

Do you think this kind of 'immortality' is worth pursuing? Nobody has proven his ideas unworthy of investigation, and imo his prediction that within 25-30 years, we will be able to reverse aging to some degree, for example, bringing a 60 year old back to the biological age of 40, is very reasonable.

Anyone born after 1980 or so if he is right, basically has a shot at living pretty much 'forever', or at least living hundreds or even thousands of years.

Personally, I would love to have my life extended, especially if my family and friends chose to as well. 80 years is a really short life and there is no guarantee that there is any kind of afterlife so as long as I wasn't in pain, I would love to live as long as possible.




posted on Mar, 24 2012 @ 09:55 AM
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here is a video

www.youtube.com...



posted on Mar, 24 2012 @ 10:19 AM
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here is the Op's vid embedded



posted on Mar, 24 2012 @ 10:21 AM
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^Thank you Spoon.

It's pretty surprising how cynical most people seem about this idea. I don't know if I would wanna be alive forever, but 1000 years would be cool. especially if I got a robot body someday.



posted on Mar, 25 2012 @ 03:50 PM
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I really do believe that this is possible, curiosity did an episode about this. Apparently the only reason we age is because our cells are wearing out, so just renew the cells somehow and you could probably live longer. And we get saggy skin because of weakening elasticity in our skin, so just strengthen that and you have a younger looking person. I do also think the human body is similar to a machine, we get old and worn out not really because we have lived many years but because we use our bodies 24/7 we never really shut down so we are feeling the effects of overuse rather than time because our bodies dont understand that we are a year older. If you have a machine and completely shut it down every once in a while it can last much longer than a machine that never stops running.



posted on Mar, 28 2012 @ 05:37 PM
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Originally posted by eyesontheskies
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I really do believe that this is possible, curiosity did an episode about this. Apparently the only reason we age is because our cells are wearing out, so just renew the cells somehow and you could probably live longer. And we get saggy skin because of weakening elasticity in our skin, so just strengthen that and you have a younger looking person. I do also think the human body is similar to a machine, we get old and worn out not really because we have lived many years but because we use our bodies 24/7 we never really shut down so we are feeling the effects of overuse rather than time because our bodies dont understand that we are a year older. If you have a machine and completely shut it down every once in a while it can last much longer than a machine that never stops running.


unless you believe in some variant of vitalism there is no reason to think it's impossible.



posted on Mar, 28 2012 @ 05:42 PM
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He said 25 - 30 years ago nearly 10 years ago, I remember this story well.

If you want to read something interesting on the subject of reversing age, Google "Telomerase".

I'll start you off:

Telomerase reverses ageing process
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posted on Mar, 29 2012 @ 06:14 PM
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Originally posted by woogleuk
He said 25 - 30 years ago nearly 10 years ago, I remember this story well.

If you want to read something interesting on the subject of reversing age, Google "Telomerase".

I'll start you off:

Telomerase reverses ageing process
edit on 28/3/12 by woogleuk because: (no reason given)


Yup, so only 15-25 years now? So anyone who can live to 2025 or 2035 and still be reasonably healthy and vigor has a shot at living basically forever. I'll only be 35-45 then.
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