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Bebop13

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#1 13 years ago

well ill be forty two by the time nanobots can be in my body. heres the link and may you to live forever:deal::deal::deal::deal:http://www.cnn.com/2005/HEALTH/diet.fitness/02/15/one.mans.immortality.ap/index.html




NiteStryker

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#2 13 years ago

With the sh*t that goes on in this world I dont kno if I would want to live forever.

If they can find a way to keep people dieing by incident (i.e a gunshot wound), that would be more valuable than "as long as you drink 50 cups of this, 30 cups of this, 2 gallons of this, climb this tree...etc, you will live forever"




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#3 13 years ago

It made me laugh, that would be weird if it were true.




FireSphere

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#4 13 years ago

There's no way it can happen that fast. It's centuries away. We'd have to get rid of the stifling power of the pharmaceutical industry first.




Mr. Matt VIP Member

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#5 13 years ago

There's a mad professor if ever I saw one.

I don't see why people spend their lives trying desperately to prolong their lives... isn't that some kind of oxymoron? The time some people spend on ridiculous treatments and regimes could have just as easily have been spent doing something fun. Although they may not live as long, they would have experienced more life as a result.




Striped_White_Tiger

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#6 13 years ago
Mr. MattThere's a mad professor if ever I saw one. I don't see why people spend their lives trying desperately to prolong their lives... isn't that some kind of oxymoron? The time some people spend on ridiculous treatments and regimes could have just as easily have been spent doing something fun. Although they may not live as long, they would have experienced more life as a result.

Although that may be partially true, if your life is vastly prolonged you will have more time to enjoy the fun things in life in both present and future.




NiteStryker

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#7 13 years ago

What, 70 years*average* isnt long enough?

Besides you would stay alive but your body would still age.




Hiroyoshi

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#8 13 years ago
PRESIDENT SKREWBthere was a study in the 90s, they were looking for a formula to make life last longer. they took some worms and aplied the surum. they lived 3 or more times longer than there counterparts. last i herd they were looking for a way to use it on humans (human dna and a worm's are VERY similar some were in the 90% range)

As similar as C. elegans DNA and human DNA might be, consider that humans have 30,000 genes and C. elegans, probably the worm you're describing (since it's the favorite test worm par excellence), has somewhere between 15,000-19,000 genes, which suggests 50-65% homology among the genes (and if overall DNA similarity is tested, maybe even less like 20-30% when you include all the noncoding DNA, which makes up 90-95% of the genome). Nowhere close to 90%. BTW, you can also make nematodes like C. elegans and fruit flies live longer by putting them in the refrigerator. It lowers their body temperature, and thus, metabolism, extending their lives by months (something like 500% for them). Instant life extension.




Hiroyoshi

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#9 13 years ago

Some biological limits that need to be taken care of before we can live forever: 1. Hayflick's limit--the max number of times a cell can divide. Theoretically limitless in stem cells (anyway, they eventually die from accumulated DNA damage), but most human cells can divide up to 40-50 times, and a few cells like neurons which rarely divide only do so once or twice. 2. Lackluster immunity when you get old and a loss of immunity. No immunity = death by bugs + cancer. 3. Shortening telomers. Every time a cell divides, its telomers shorten. Telomers protect DNA from being tattered at the ends. Stem cells repair their telomers so they can continue to defy Hayflick's limit. The other cells that repair their telomers so they can live forever are cancer cells. 4. Increased cell divisions increase the chances of accumulating random and unavoidable mutations, which will eventually lead to cancer and aging. 5. Cancer. Live long enough and you have a high probability of getting it. 6. Defective mitochondria. Mitochondrial DNA gets damaged much more often than cellular DNA, which means mitochondria age faster than the rest of the cell. There's mounting evidence that suggests a lot of aging has to do with mitochondria that can't do their jobs anymore. 7. Repair and renewal of long-lived proteins. Most proteins are turned over and made anew in the body. Proteins in the brain, eyes (such as the lens), bones, cartilage, etc. are not or are replaced only very slowly. They last with you for almost your whole lifetime. As these become damaged, they cannot be renewed, and they lose function over time, leading to cataracts and blindness and mental impairment or brain diseases in the old. Surgery & biotech can help correct this.




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#10 13 years ago

i dont know about living forever but nanobots could cure cancer repair damages but i wouldnt want to live forever




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