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Message 747377 - Posted: 3 May 2008, 7:44:36 UTC

I have combined two relatively new technologies, in quite early stages of development, to quite probably allow people to live forever.

The process would be a long and reasonably expensive one, would be legal (or at least not illegal) in most countries, and wouldn't involve enormous physical risk to the person undergoing the process.

However, the technologies are unproven, though probably within 10 to 20 years of being so. Also the process would raise some ethical questions and pose questions regarding the existence of the soul.

It is my belief that if correctly developed such a process would be commercially viable, and potentially highly profitable. After all, who wouldn't want to live forever?
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Message 747543 - Posted: 3 May 2008, 17:22:11 UTC

After all, who wouldn't want to live forever?


That would put me out of a job.
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Message 747602 - Posted: 3 May 2008, 20:18:13 UTC - in response to Message 747543.

After all, who wouldn't want to live forever?

That would put me out of a job.

An eternity of flashchat? Nooooooo.
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Message 747637 - Posted: 3 May 2008, 21:57:34 UTC

There is a much easier way... ;)
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Message 747708 - Posted: 4 May 2008, 0:43:00 UTC - in response to Message 747602.

After all, who wouldn't want to live forever?

That would put me out of a job.

An eternity of flashchat? Nooooooo.


You would love it as long as D.C. and Snowy were there....lol

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Message 748136 - Posted: 4 May 2008, 17:45:36 UTC - in response to Message 747377.

I have combined two relatively new technologies, in quite early stages of development, to quite probably allow people to live forever.


Test it on yourself and let us know how it goes.... ;)

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Message 748365 - Posted: 5 May 2008, 3:15:00 UTC - in response to Message 748136.

I have combined two relatively new technologies, in quite early stages of development, to quite probably allow people to live forever.


Test it on yourself and let us know how it goes.... ;)


But if he lives forever....how long would it take for it to be considered successful???

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Message 748416 - Posted: 5 May 2008, 7:20:35 UTC - in response to Message 748136.

I have combined two relatively new technologies, in quite early stages of development, to quite probably allow people to live forever.


Test it on yourself and let us know how it goes.... ;)


I would. The problem with that is that the tech would have to be properly developed. Which requires a fairly substantial amount of money. And over a reasonably extended timeframe.

However I am quite certain that the relevant methods will be explored independantly in the coming decade. As for combining the two with the expectation of achieving eternal life, I'm not so sure that will happen immediately.
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Message 748417 - Posted: 5 May 2008, 7:23:46 UTC - in response to Message 748365.


But if he lives forever....how long would it take for it to be considered successful???


You would be able to determine the successfulness of the process within a fairly short period after it was completed.
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Message 749311 - Posted: 7 May 2008, 3:47:48 UTC - in response to Message 748416.
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I would. The problem with that is that the tech would have to be properly developed. Which requires a fairly substantial amount of money. And over a reasonably extended timeframe.



sooo.... In other words, you haven't *really* developed anything; we'll just have to take your word that it would "quite probably allow people to live forever" while we scratch our heads at why you're not receiving the kind of attention and funding that other life-extension research projects are.

...unless of course you're really Aubrey de Grey or some other prominent, funded, and published gerontological researcher who also happens to be a SETI@Home user too.

If not, then you must be aware of something these researchers aren't, then why aren't your findings being published in a peer-reviewed journal?


BTW:
Did you know that I've developed a technology which quite possibly could allow for interstellar travel at faster than light speeds? Yeah, it would totally work, but it would take 10-20 years to make and I don't have the funds. I've decided not to actively seek publication in any peer-reviewed scientific journals, instead I am officially announcing it right here on the SETI@Home forum to the three or four registered home users who will read this thread.

You'll just have to take my word for it.

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Message 749422 - Posted: 7 May 2008, 12:25:16 UTC
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Well one must say that human cloning is only "probably possible" since as yet it has not been done. Or at least only up to a certain point.

Knowing that something can be done and doing it are two different things. The difference between ability and demonstrated ability.

I know that this process is theoretically sound. Further, the technologies to do it are being developed independently of one another.

The development of these technologies would not inevitably lead to the undertaking of the process which would prolong life indefinitely.


BTW thinking along gerontological lines is thinking within the box.
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Message 749518 - Posted: 7 May 2008, 17:54:04 UTC

Somebody will have to start working with telomeres, telomerase, etc. I believe that is one limiter of lifespan.
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Message 749611 - Posted: 7 May 2008, 20:54:36 UTC

Lol why struggle to prolong the life of the body you have if you can have an all new one?
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Message 750695 - Posted: 9 May 2008, 23:34:12 UTC

Do you think that your Society would let you live forever or even 200 years??

Would Religion need to change --how ?

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Message 750699 - Posted: 9 May 2008, 23:48:02 UTC - in response to Message 750695.

Would Religion need to change --how ?

Aside from the moral and ethical teachings, religion is all about attaining eternal life in a better place...

If you could offer me THAT, THEN I might consider abandoning my faith... Otherwise, not a chance... ;)
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Message 756609 - Posted: 21 May 2008, 23:57:39 UTC - in response to Message 747377.

Not sure if I'd opt for eternal physical life. I'm exhausted already and I'm only 49. But if I could look good and feel good and get another 100 years or two, I'd be game.
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Message 768677 - Posted: 15 Jun 2008, 16:10:06 UTC - in response to Message 756609.

Not sure if I'd opt for eternal physical life. I'm exhausted already and I'm only 49. But if I could look good and feel good and get another 100 years or two, I'd be game.


That's a good point - some people might get tired of living forever. I myself, however, would be only too happy to be granted eternal life.

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Message 771047 - Posted: 21 Jun 2008, 1:24:45 UTC - in response to Message 768677.
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Not sure if I'd opt for eternal physical life. I'm exhausted already and I'm only 49. But if I could look good and feel good and get another 100 years or two, I'd be game.


That's a good point - some people might get tired of living forever. I myself, however, would be only too happy to be granted eternal life.


You would have ups and downs; some downs would be unbearable--at these low points you may wish to exit --even without a promise of an afterlife.

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Message 771214 - Posted: 21 Jun 2008, 8:39:45 UTC

They're already working hard on this problem and have made incredible advancements,

They've found what attacks cells and how to block these attackers. It's been a while since I read about it but they have been using it on worms, increasing their life spans by 100%.

Here's another smart dude working on it:

http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=4950227827041542667

74 minute video
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Message 771334 - Posted: 21 Jun 2008, 14:40:53 UTC - in response to Message 771047.

You would have ups and downs; some downs would be unbearable

Odd, my 'father' never seemed to have any 'downs', and I have yet to experience any 'ups'... ;)

(I guess money does buy happiness... but at what cost?)
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