A leading geneticist at Cambridge University says that the first human to live for 1000 or more years is alive today. This theory has come alive after mounting studies into eliminating the effects of ageing, something which has infiltrated almost every part of our lives.
Aubrey de Grey, a leading geneticist at Cambridge University says that anyone currently under the age of 40 has the potential to live for over 1000 years. This theory applies only to those who would die of natural causes, eliminating anyone who would commit suicide or experience a fatal accident.
This theory is quite staggering to say the lease, however modern science is leading us in a direction where ageing is seen as a disease, and many aspects of it are preventable if not able to be completely eliminated.
“I think we’re in striking distance of keeping people so healthy, that at 90 they’ll carry on waking up in the same physical state as they were at the age of 30.”
And despite doubts and scepticism across the board of modern science, de Grey is not alone in his beliefs. It seems that immortality is important to many people in today’s world, including scientists, doctors, nanotech experts and geneticists alike. It is possible to slow down and even completely stop the ageing process in theory, and it is highly invested in across the world today. The US Government alone donates millions every year to the National Institute of Aging.
Robert Freitas, from the Institute for Molecular Manufacturing said:
“There are many different components of aging and we are chipping away at all of them.”
So maybe the ageing days are numbered and immortality could eventually become a real thing. The one big problem that the experts are maybe forgetting is over-population. But is 80 years really long enough to achieve all of our desires? Not a chance.
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