Human Immortality By 2045. Possible?

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  1. Yvonne Smith

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    Some of you may have already read about this stunning possibility; but I just learned about it tonight, and was looking at the website that is working towards human immortality.
    The plan has several phases, and we are in phase #1 right now. The picture explains what each phase will consist of.
    If this is possible, and indeed it sounds like they are working on it already, then it seems to me that within the next 50 years, mankind , as we know it, will have ceased to exist.
    Even before then, there will be people who will be living longer lives, but as basically some kind of a cyborg, as they move into the final phases of transformation.

    This might seem like a wonderful thing to some people; but as a Christian, this is pretty alarming to me. I believe that God created us in His image, just as the Bible says he did. If we become some kind of artificial mind and body, then we are no longer the humans that God created.
    More information is at the website, 2045.com . For some reason, I could not get the link to work right; but it is easy to find.
     
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    What I have in mind about immortality is the herbs that could possibly increase our lifespan by preventing the onset of ageing. Getting old gives the ailments the opportunity to beset our bodies. But if we have younger bodies then we would be free from diseases and sickness, meaning we can remain healthy even at age 100... if those herbal supplements are true to its promise.

    Unfortunately, the fountain of youth is still elusive until now. But I know that man is trying to find that holy grail of immortality. Good luck.
     
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    Well I don't want to go on longer than I'm meant to - the world will not improve ............. will it ................?
     
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    2045? I'll only be 103.
     
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    I don't see it happening in such a short time span at all. We do keep evolving and adapting naturally anyway.

    Look at the differences of what 65 is now and what it was in the 1900's. Were are living longer. Looking younger
    Some with the benefit of plastic surgery, we already aren't like the original people of the Bible days.

    Some people have pacemakers, organ transplants, etc.

    More and more will be discovered but not in 50 years to be a hologram like avatar. A little far fetched.
     
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    Immortality will never happen. I believe, and hope, that we will be able to stretch our lifespans.
     
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    We already have stretched our lifespans, so I'm sure we can stretch them some more but I really don't want to live to be 100 unless I feel like a 40 year old and look like one too.

    A wrinkled prune in a wheelchair just doesn't appeal to me. Living and existing are separate things in my opinion.
     
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    From reading the article, and looking at the information alongside of the picture; it would appear that the proposed goal would turn out to be something like happened in the movie, Avatar.
    I am not quite sure how the people in the movie could be in a virtual reality world, and still be acting out a real life on the planet; but that is what I think of when reading the description of a human brain, or even the personality, being put into some kind of an avatar.
    If the avatar is a living entity, like a cloned replica of the person, then it should still age; but would give a significantly longer lifespan, and by the end of that lifespan, they would have developed the hologram avatar.
    If we ever get to that point, then it seems to me that we would all just be living in some kind of virtual reality, and no longer really humans at all.
     
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    At the rate I am going, I am sure to be completely broke by 100, unless something radical happens...and lets hope it does!! I really don't want to live forever at all. It isn't that I would relish dying, but being old is gonna be no picnic, and I really don't want to live forever in an old body. I mean how would the world even support people who did not die? The earth is already over populated. Maybe we don't see it so much in North America, but overcrowding is prevalent in any places.
     
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    Who would want to live forever fat, dumb and ugly? Not me.
     
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    But if you're skinny, smart, pretty and modest like me, then why not? Hahahaha
     
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    I'd be 103 yrs old. OMG. Oh well I want to give all my kids grief, and grandkids too. the one boy tells me he was going to keep me alive for as long as he could! I'd tell him be careful what you wish for:eek:
     
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    If a viable technology is developed, I am sure that it will be available to the very rich and powerful only.
     
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    Probably, until the generic version comes out 50 years later.

    What's the point of being Rich if you don't have special perks? Except for a few, the Rich work pretty hard I think.

    Look at movie stars....being on movie sets, knowing lines, I wouldn't want to do that. Look at Trump...he's busy almost every day...sure they have luxuries but most dont vacation all year long.
     
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    That is actually what they are working towards with this project. It is not just a way of making people be healthier and live longer lives, but an actual slow progressive way of turning us from real people into some kind of a brain living with a virtual body in an avatar.
    Then, the next step seems to be that the avatar will have an artificial brain with the human personality, and the last step would be a total artificial intelligence.
    At that point, any leftover humans would probably end up being kept in zoos along with other real-life forms (animals) as something for the robot world to look at .
    The idea is both incredible and apalling to me.
     
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    Not by 2045 though, we may see a little progress health wise but it's only about 29 years away. Most of the things take so many years waiting for approval, also who knows what shape the world will be in that time....we could be living like they do in dystopian novels.

    I'll be making my way to Maine or Arkansas begging for Sheldon or Ken to give me some food. :)
     
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    You'd better not be stealing my food. I've got guns, you know. ;)
     
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    But you wouldn't shoot me......
     
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