There are some beautiful philosophical statements about immortality:
God is dead, Nietzsche is dead… And I don’t feel good either (Woody Allen)
There is no cure for birth or death unless you enjoy the period between them.(George Santayana)
There are many people who like to philosify about life and death.To degree you delve deeper into it. There are so many different ways we can go dead. Statistically, it is almost impossible to always stay alive. As far as the biological process is concerned, it is also very difficult.
The oxygen we breathe and with which we can live also makes us die eventually.It is responding so strongly that it eventually makes us old.
Then our heart, that what we see as the first sign of life in the womb is also the most sensitive organ because it is always, 24 * 7, ON and right.Every little thing that can go wrong has a particularly heavy influence on our lives.
Then all forms of radiation, ozone and other substances that can cause different illnesses.Ultimately, then, bad sleep and all the other things we do to ourselves, all that only life is already wearing. Man is not made for infinite life, for that we are too complex and too sensitive.
Long story short, statistically there are so many factors that work on our finiteness that eternal life is impossible.
I know little about this, but I have been following the literature around Aubrey DeGrey and others for a long time.I have also occasionally attended a seminar on this subject (which, with my basic knowledge of biology, frankly I could not follow 100%).
The consensus seems to be that this is indeed possible, and that it may even be possible for today’s young people. Today, life expectancy is 80芒 鈧?”90 years, but at the moment those 80芒 鈧? are 90 years, the technology is there to stretch it to 150, and then up to 200 etc., which actually makes you come to 芒 鈧?虄eternal Life鈩?
Whether it is desirable is another question.
The answer is no.Simple. Nothing in nature, in the universe is eternal. Our sun is roughly half of its existence. Long before that is burnt out, he will have such magnitude that first all water evaporates on earth and then there is no life possible on Earth, and then the earth with rocks, iron core and all evaporates and meeverburns with the sun.
And the universe, the well-known universe, is also not stable.Certainly (at least in line with what we know now) is that the universe had a beginning, some 13.7 billion years ago (but with a decent margin up or down) and equally sure it is expanding. What will be the result of this, we do not know now. But that it will not survive in the way of now, it is fixed.
And 芒 鈧?虄eternal Life鈩?is an advertio in Terminis.In every definition of life, you come across growth, reproduction, evolution (adaptation to changing conditions) as characteristic against. 芒 鈧?虄Eternal Life鈩?prevents all three. If there is no room for death, there will be no room for growth, new life, evolution after a short or long period of time. What an atrocious and happily unrealistic prospect.
People always live longer.We are looking for causes that have made us die earlier and adapt our behaviour. Our knowledge about hygiene, health care, science E. D has practically doubled the average life span of a human being.
But forever is a very long time.Will Life be ever 芒 鈧?艙possible forever?
I believe that the answer is yes. A human being is essentially an organic machine and a machine can be upgraded, hacked and repaired ad infinitum.
Genetic manipulation in which your cells live or rejuvenate longer, replacing faulty organs,… but in the end we always collide with new obstacles.Cancer, brain diseases,… but that too is not overcompassionate. Medicinal nanobots or new medications, therapies could solve this.
Or we clone ourselves and upload our consciousness into a new body.
The question is are you still yourself?Are you your mind or your body or both.
But eventually most people will choose to die.Life is valuable because it is short. If you know that there is always a morning, you can easily become alive and depressed. After 1000 years you have seen and experienced everything. Suicide will be the biggest cause of death and normal.
For the 芒 鈧?艙lucky芒 鈧?few who forever continue to live bots you then turn on other boundaries like the end of the Earth or the universe.But that too is not unsurmountable. The people who still live will be very different from us, with skills that one would attribute to gods.
Space travel, Terra forming planets and space objects even make stars and planets is possible.
Now fast forward to the end of the universe.Are there any people there? Yes, that is also possible. And perhaps the universe is cyclical and shrinks or stagnates or collide with another universe, 芒 鈧?娄 that offers new options and perspectives.
Would I want to live forever?No, that would not come right. Everything is supposed to end. The Circle of life. Old makes place for new.
I end with an appropriate philosophical quote.
The bad news is, everything comes to an end.
The good news is, everything comes to an end.
And that’s good too.If a rose would not wilt, it would no longer be beautiful. The beauty is in the temporal, fragile and transient. Beauty is not forever.
Soooow This was a nice question.I hope you have some to my answer.
Not meaningful as long as we are unable to keep our intellectual abilities intact, this does not seem to be reachable as yet because we know too little about the workings of the brain.In the medium future, we expect our other failing organs to be replaced by replacement organs grown from our own stem cells, or by replacing miniaturized artificial organs: we are then transformed into cyborgs. The energy source that powers these artificial organs very long will be another problem.
Our telomers are shortening and we have no natural recovery mechanisms for this.
In principle, it is possible that we can detect and counteract the causes of ageing (there is a good deal of research).
But even if we get past the 120-year limit, there are still reasons why we can die.Over 5 billion years, our solar system is no longer there, and even if you can survive longer, the universe will eventually die a heat dead, and there is no more opportunity to live further.
Yeah, sure.A baby is born and starts a fertilized egg. Each cell, all bones, teeth, nails and organs are constructed based on what is present in that single cell. The built-in mechanism that ensures that the telomers change can be prevented as well. If one can make something complex from scratch, it is also possible to keep the body in satnd without degeneration of cells, bones and what is still to be done. In theory, it is possible and quite a few billionaires throwing a lot of money to be able to live longer. But we are not yet very far advanced in terms of research into life renewal.
Now, the influences of diet and radiation can always create a biological problem that the LIOCHAAM has no solution for.They can be killed by illnesses or accidents, so there are plenty of opportunities to lay the bob.
Conclusion: Theoretically possible, in practice still far away.Plus all sorts of external or unexpected events can cause death.
PS: It is about the body and biology, not ethics or whether someone could want to live for thousands of years.That is a totally different discussion that I like to leave to others:-).
Thanks, Quora user, for the question.
There is already a (series) film (s) made: Highlander.This mainly covers the practical consequences (especially in the first part).
At present, however, this is not yet biologically feasible.
A better question seems to me, though, whether we should want it to be.Life forever means that we would not make a place for the next gneration. And it is said that 芒 鈧?虄our country is already so full鈩?
In itself though.
We should put some thingies on and off in the cell division and do that in the right order and choose the right time for it because cell death is absolutely necessary for the correct growth of a being towards adulthood.
If at that time you could press the pause button of cell death cell renewal then you have a good chance of biological eternal life.
Research has been done here for a very long time, among other things, to a small species of anemone/jellyfish that not only has the ability to go through its entire lifecycle but also when he is old to turn the whole back to baby baby so you can own that Imagine you are 90 then you also think I’m dying now there I don’t feel like it yet and then you turn your entire process back to baby.
But that is of course for people somewhat problematic because we we our identity our ego and our I want to retain the and which is nevertheless formed around the 21 so we would never actually be able to go back if 21 it depends what you want to misplace Gene biologically seen synaptic.