Immortality Immortality is eternal life, the ability to live forever. Biological forms have inherent limitations which medical interventions or engineering may or may not be able to overcome. Natural selection has developed potential biological immortality in at least one species, the jellyfish Turritopsis dohrnii. In religious contexts, immortality is often stated to be among the promises by God (or other deities) to human beings who show goodness or else follow divine law (cf. resurrection). The Epic of Gilgamesh, one of the first literary works, dating back at least to the 22nd century BC, is primarily a quest of a hero seeking to become immortal. The atheist philosopher William Godwin asked 'Why may not man one day be immortal?' Definitions Scientific Mind uploading is the transference of consciousness from a human brain to an alternative medium providing the same functionality. Religious Alchemy Physical immortality Causes of death Aging Disease
The First Time (2012 Ponyo (2008 Immortality for Humans by 2045 A Russian mogul wants to achieve cybernetic immortality for humans within the next 33 years. He's pulled together a team intent on creating fully functional holographic human avatars that house our artificial brains. Now he's asking billionaires to help fund the advancements needed along the way. Top 5 Scariest Bioweapons: Photos The man behind the 2045 Initiative, described as a nonprofit organization, is a Russian named Dmitry Itskov. Gizmag's Dario Borghino wisely warned that "one must be careful not to believe that improbable technological advances automatically become more likely simply by looking further away in the future." Recently Itskov published an open letterto the Forbes world's billionaires list telling them that they have the ability to finance the extension of their own lives up to immortality. Avatar Girlfriend Goes On Date The project's ultimate goal is to save people from suffering and death. Image Credit: 2045 Initiative Group
My Sister's Keeper (2009 Star Trek (2009 Biotechnology Will Stop Aging | Ray Kurzweil With rendition switcher Question: What is your health regiment? Ray Kurzweil: I’ve read series of two books with a co-author Doctor Terry Grossman who’s a complementary physician, complementary medicine physician in Denver. The first book was "Fantastic Voyage, Live Long Enough to Live Forever" and we just came out of a book today called "Transcend, Nine Steps to Living Well Forever." And we describe 3 bridges to radical life extension to dramatic extensions in your longevity. Bridge one is what you can do right now and most of the books describes that process and it’s a personalize approach so other people would necessarily want to do exactly what I do but they want to follow the same methodology which is to find out what’s your health challenges are.
The Host (2013 Black Swan (2010 Aging research; molecular concepts of aging, related diseases and cloning. One way to look at our path to longevity is to regard it as a journey over three sequential bridges. Bridge One is based on therapies that exist today. Bridge One therapies consist of the best of present-day medicine, including biotechnology breakthroughs that are occurring every day. Bridge One will take us to Bridge Two, which consists of the full blossoming of the biotechnology revolution. Bridge One – What People Can Do Themselves Diet There are 4 sources of calories: carbohydrates, proteins, fats and alcohol. Caloric restriction Caloric restriction has been proven to extend lifespan of laboratory animals. Other lifestyle choices Japan is a land of other healthy lifestyle choices – at least as far as diet is concerned. Bridge One – What People Can Do With Physician Assistance Genomics testing One thing doctors can do is to help people test their genes. Hormone replacement High hormone levels are a hallmark of youth, while declining hormone levels are characteristic of advancing age.
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