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Message 1384711 - Posted: 26 Jun 2013, 4:44:18 UTC
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I recently saw a repeat of a program aired a while back which talked about increasing our longevity through the manipulation of a few critical genes. They have already been able to double the lifespan of lab rats and other creatures and they claim it is not long before these treatments will be used on people. As I am approaching my 64th birthday I started thinking about whether, if it were available now, I would participate. Things like whether I would have to go back to work and what the quality of my health would be as I passed 100 weigh heavily in the equation. I wonder what other comparatively well educated but less than wealthy individuals think about the possibility.
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Message 1384750 - Posted: 26 Jun 2013, 7:54:17 UTC

me ? no way

way too long :P
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Message 1384772 - Posted: 26 Jun 2013, 9:03:03 UTC

In principle yes provided I was healthy. There is so much that I want to do that I never will.
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Message 1384791 - Posted: 26 Jun 2013, 9:57:51 UTC - in response to Message 1384772.

I would want to live forever but only if body and mind still functioned as they are today as I approach age 70.

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Message 1384953 - Posted: 26 Jun 2013, 22:14:24 UTC - in response to Message 1384791.

I would want to live forever but only if body and mind still functioned as they are today as I approach age 70.

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I agree completely, and would love to watch plate techtonics in action over long periods of time.

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Message 1384956 - Posted: 26 Jun 2013, 22:41:04 UTC

i would rather hope to be born in 22th or 23th century :P
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Message 1385311 - Posted: 28 Jun 2013, 6:25:00 UTC

Even though they are forging ahead with the research into extending the human lifespan I see a lot of problems regarding it's implementation. Things like who would have access to the drugs? How can we seriously contemplate a radical extension of the human lifespan without first curbing our reproductive urges. I wonder just who is providing the funds for this line of research.
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Message 1385344 - Posted: 28 Jun 2013, 9:51:16 UTC
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but also the earth population will double or quatuple faster than already do
we are 8 billion ? how long it would take to reach the "thousand of billion" if nobody dies anymore ?

can earth hold that many ?
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Message 1386777 - Posted: 2 Jul 2013, 9:30:51 UTC

Nope.

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Message 1402539 - Posted: 13 Aug 2013, 8:07:56 UTC - in response to Message 1384956.

i would rather hope to be born in 22th or 23th century :P



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