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10-05-2009 1:36 PM

Ray Kurzweil has projected that due to nanotechnology, human immortality is just 20 years away.[Image: 40.gif]

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10-05-2009 2:50 PM

I heard that...W[Image: eek.gif]W!

Now...if we can just hang in for another twenty...lol...


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10-05-2009 3:38 PM

The question is, will we be "preserved" as is, or will we gradually regress to a youthful state, complete is bad judgement and raging hormones?

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10-05-2009 4:55 PM

(10-05-2009 3:38 PM)Gegogi Wrote:  The question is, will we be "preserved" as is, or will we gradually regress to a youthful state, complete is bad judgement and raging hormones?

He predicts that we will be able to halt then reverse ageing. I don't think you'll lose what you've learned. In fact he suggests you'll be able to download your memories and and personallity. Then if you get conked in the head and forget everything, they'll be able to "reboot" your brain and restore everything.

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10-06-2009 12:08 PM

(10-05-2009 4:55 PM)Mtnjim Wrote:  He predicts that we will be able to halt then reverse ageing. I don't think you'll lose what you've learned. In fact he suggests you'll be able to download your memories and and personallity. Then if you get conked in the head and forget everything, they'll be able to "reboot" your brain and restore everything.

Well, he'll have to fix the problem of oxidative damage that happens internally. As we age our mitochondia (where all of our oxygen metabolism happens) become more and more damaged as time goes on. As we continue to lose those little energy factories from oxygen damage as time goes on, our energy level decreases. That is why you can't do the things you could do as a kid.

And the free radicals produced by oxygen metabolism are very hard to halt completely, and that destroys DNA and other stuff as well as demolishing the mitochondria.

So, I'll begin to believe in the possibility of immortality when they fix the oxygen problem.

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There was some mention on gene repair and things on that level. But this is a field I only have a passing knowledge of. Now colonizing those planets around Andromeda...

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(10-06-2009 2:27 PM)Mtnjim Wrote:  There was some mention on gene repair and things on that level.

Speaking of which, here is just the beginning as of today.
And even more!

Diane, I know you know far more about this stuff than me, but these look like beginnings of techniques for handling the concerns you mentioned, besides, I want to colonize the planets of Andromeda.
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10-07-2009 6:20 PM

(10-06-2009 6:04 PM)Mtnjim Wrote:  Speaking of which, here is just the beginning as of today.
And even more!

Diane, I know you know far more about this stuff than me, but these look like beginnings of techniques for handling the concerns you mentioned, besides, I want to colonize the planets of Andromeda.
[Image: 60.gif]

Yeah, and it is all really exciting stuff. I'm just jealous cause I'm not in the thick of anything anymore.
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(10-07-2009 6:20 PM)Diane999 Wrote:  Yeah, and it is all really exciting stuff. I'm just jealous cause I'm not in the thick of anything anymore.

Yeah, but I look forward to your informed input.[Image: 41.gif]

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10-07-2009 8:09 PM

Okay Jim, here's my input.

Want a longer life?

Choose an Educated Wife

http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,561563,00.html

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