Can the Human Lifespan Reach 1000 Years?

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Posted May 30, 2013 by Johnny2x in Science

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I hope so buts that’s only because I really really really like myself. Plus I want to see all the cool shit that will be around in the future. Some researchers say yes but with a catch. The human body at the point might have no original parts left. Some researchers believe that there’s a limit on how many years a human being could live, the maximum being 125.

Fast forward to the bottom of the post for an great video (53 mins) by Neil deGrasse Tyson: Can we live forever?

Howsstuffworks.com:

Others see a world in which we have centenarians walking around with people who have lived for 500 or 1,000 years. Diseases related to aging, like dementia and heart disease, currently block us from reaching that point. Our body parts wear out from use. In the quest for immortality, then, scientists are focused on how to stop aging from occurring within the body.

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I can imagine with the research being done on the human brain and how it works we can get to a point where our consciousness can be uploaded and stored then downloaded into another body or maybe even a robot.

Imagine dying. No one really can say what it is like but maybe its like a switch, you just shut off. Then all of a sudden you wake up and it’s 1000 years in the future and now you are inside the body of a robot.

It’s all crazy and the wild thing is that it is not that unbelievable.

Here is more on the human lifespan from dailygalaxy.com:

“There are many, many different components of ageing and we are chipping away at all of them,” said Robert Freitas at the Institute for Molecular Manufacturing, a non-profit, nanotech group in Palo Alto, California. “It will take time and, if you put it in terms of the big developments of modern technology, say the telephone, we are still about 10 years off from Alexander Graham Bell shouting to his assistant through that first device. Still, in the near future, say the next two to four decades, the disease of ageing will be cured.”

But not everyone thinks ageing can or should be cured. Some say that humans weren’t meant to live forever, regardless of whether or not we actually can.

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NOVA science NOW w/ Neil deGrasse Tyson: Can we live forever?

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This provocative episode of NOVA scienceNOW examines whether we can slow down the aging process, looks at the latest on human hibernation, and checks in with bioengineers and a computer scientist inventing ways to keep us “going forever.” Neil deGrasse Tyson also takes a lighthearted look at whether the tricks that have kept a 1966 Volvo running for 2.7 million miles can also help the human body go the extra mile.

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John created the HowsYourRobot.com just because he cares about each and everyone of you. He likes science, technology, movies, and music. He also likes long walks in the park but only at night and in most dangerous park he can find AND he discovered the internet while playing in his back yard as a child. Some of this is true and some of it is not.

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