What if one's telomeres began to lengthen instead of shorten?

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posted on Feb, 6 2013 @ 07:32 AM
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The future might not be as bad as you think! Telomere length is sort of correlated with bone mineral density, for reasons we don't quite understand, the longer the telomeres the stronger the bones. If your telomeres did lengthen, there's a possibility it could reverse or at least halt the detrimental processes of ageing.




posted on Feb, 6 2013 @ 07:39 AM
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I'm pretty sure that they have figured out how to do this because they say that people can live to be 800 years old. They also say that the first person to reach 800 has already been born. The only way that this is possible is if they have figured how to get the DNA to fix their telomeres. I wouldn't want to work till I was 795 years old
Great way to fix it so the government has to pay back Social Security, use the lifespan of a few to make it so noone ever collects.



posted on Feb, 6 2013 @ 07:43 AM
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That's based on projections and predicted breakthroughs.

The idea is that by the time someone born in 2000 is 80, there will be medical techniques and treatments available to keep them alive until 160. Then by the time they're 160, those techniques will have advanced so they can live to 300, then by the time they reach 300... And so on.



posted on Feb, 6 2013 @ 08:06 AM
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I've read some pretty technical articles on this and it does not seem to be related to better health care. They have discovered something new but of course, it will only be available to those with a lot of money or power. This breakthrough will not keep us from going insane or getting hit by a car though, it just keeps the body rejuvinated. A specialized diet will need to be followed to keep those people from going crazy.



posted on Apr, 27 2013 @ 05:29 PM
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Many people want to live longer - I don't know what you mean about people going crazy. If someone were very wealthy, I doubt they'd be in a hurry to die anytime soon!



posted on Apr, 27 2013 @ 05:32 PM
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Originally posted by unityemissions
Not my point.

Cancer is inevitable if you live long enough.


And what if we had a cure to cancer? Then could we be immortal until an accident or another disease kills us?



posted on Apr, 27 2013 @ 06:44 PM
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Originally posted by HomoSapiensSapiens
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Many people want to live longer - I don't know what you mean about people going crazy. If someone were very wealthy, I doubt they'd be in a hurry to die anytime soon!


The age and diet related problems would still be there even if you lived longer. Telomeres do not keep you from getting dementia or genetically caused imbalances of brain chemicals. They also do not make you smarter, although wisdom comes with age I do know many older people that never wised up. The longer you live, the more chance of having a major accident that kills or cripples you.

If you are healthy and can get around it is nice to live longer. Being crippled or unhealthy makes it more of a curse. Another thing is that your good friends die and after a while it isn't fun to make new friends knowing they will die on you. Could get very tiring watching the same stupid mistakes being made over and over again in the USA also. Just think of the people who experienced the great depression having to watch it again. Now if you lived for eight hundred years, how many times would you witness the same stupid things happening with a different twist....and nobody would listen when you try to tell them.





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