Monday, October 15, 2007

Immortality is in our hands!

Immortality Institute

If you have not heard by now, Immortality research has been taking place for years, and significant progress is being made. Check out the news and studies of
the Immortality Institute. Then check out their forums, become a member, and get involved. It is really amazing stuff.

Aubrey De Grey
Aubrey De Grey is the current face of immortality. His wisdom comes from behind a long beard and sent with a gentle tone of voice. Here is a link to one of many informative Immortality lecture's that he gives. Aubrey explains that old age is simply an engineering problem, which can be fixed. Some of the most fascinating points he makes, is that if our life expectancy has more than doubled in the last few hundred years and given the progress of our current studies we can expect that our life's expectancy to double again in the next decade or so. He also explains that our research will soon be ahead of our aging factor, thus keeping us young, as long as we wish to be.

Actually Immortal?
The immortality under research right now, does make someone void of death, by means of car crash, cancer, poison or any other cause of death. It simply makes one invulnerable to death by old age, which of course is a leading cause of death in the world. So it is a huge step in the right direction. The life span of a normal person would grow to an unimaginable number if the research can be accomplished.

Cost of Living Forever
So how do we mere mortals, simple human beings, make a difference and help the cause? Donate to the research at If money is not expendable then spread awareness to others that old age is a solvable problem, and something we should support and be focused on.


GrailSearcher said...

There's still quite a bit of work to be done before aging is defeated but yes, it is possible to engineer fixes that slow and reverse the aging process. Technology is rapidly advancing as is our knowledge about our biology. We are already at, or very close to a point where, with enough investment, can put a serious dent in eliminating the unnecessary suffering and death.

Regarding this comment:

The life span of a normal person would grow to an unimaginable number if the research can be accomplished.

This is an incorrect assumption. All demographic data points to a decline in population for advancing nations. If 3rd world countries can be brought up to western standards we will likely see the same declines. At some point we may actually need to incent people to have children in order to fuel the necessary economic growth of the future.

williamhessian said...

could explain this decline in population you are referring to? what would be the causes and how drastic would this be?