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Want to become an immortal? The possibility might be in the near future



Biological immortality

Immortality is no longer a distant dreams. With rapid advancements in medical science and microbiology engineering, soon we will be having technologies that will be able to reverse aging or at least put a stop to factors that make us grow old and eventually die.

According to this article published in Business Insider, Ray Kurzweil, the director of engineering, Google, said at the Global Future 2045 World Congress:

The life expectancy was 20 one thousand years ago…we doubled it in 200 years, this will go into high gear within 10 and 20 years from now, probably less than 15 we will be reaching that tipping point where we add more time than has gone by because of scientific progress,” Kurzweil said. “Somewhere between 10 and 20 years, there is going to be tremendous transformation of health and medicine.

He further said:

There’s already fantastic therapies to overcome heart disease, cancer and every other neurological disease based on this idea of reprogramming the software,” Kurzweil said. “These are all examples of treating biology as software…These technologies will be a 1000 times more powerful than they were a decade ago…These will be 1,000 times more powerful by the end of the decade. And a million times more powerful in 20 years.

This is actually quite logical.Turning humans into immortals doesn’t take some sort of mystical power or magic; if we can mitigate or remove all the factors that cause old-age, wear and tear of tissues and bones, and eventually, organ failures, we can avoid dying.

Of course we can only control natural causes. We cannot become immortals in the sense of being hit by a truck and still not dying or somebody putting a knife into us and we laugh our way to our home.