DailyDirt: Who Wants To Live Forever

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Several discoveries in biology could lead to treatments that reverse the effects of aging and prolong lifespans. There isn't quite a magic bullet, but it's not unreasonable to think that people could live longer and longer lives. The Methuselah Foundation has several monetary prizes for researchers in the field of life extension interventions. Here are just a few other interesting research studies on aging. If you'd like to read more awesome and interesting stuff, check out this unrelated (but not entirely random!) Techdirt post.


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    Anonymous Coward, Jul 31st, 2012 @ 5:12pm

    150 yrs, is that it?

    living to 150yo could be torture, depending on how healthy you are. who wants to be on a respirator for 50 yrs?

     

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      Anonymous Coward, Jul 31st, 2012 @ 6:49pm

      Re: 150 yrs, is that it?

      On the up side, living for a 150+ years, you would only be a few decades closer to using a piece of art under copyright.
      That is, if they don't extend it a few more centuries. I hear Hollywood is immortal.

       

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    Anonymous Monkey (profile), Jul 31st, 2012 @ 8:42pm

    Eliminating these senescent cells could lead to more age-resistant organs -- and people living longer (perhaps as undead zombies).


    Resident Evil - Umbrella Corp. anyone?

     

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    Pixelation, Jul 31st, 2012 @ 10:55pm

    "Little worms (Caenorhabditis elegans) on the International Space Station are actually living longer"

    I, for one, fear our new wormy space overlords.

     

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    PCCare247 (profile), Aug 1st, 2012 @ 4:43am

    200 years would be great..

    Living for 200 years would be great but only if the first 150 years is of youth. The rest 50 years is enough to live an old age.

     

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    samuel_12, Aug 1st, 2012 @ 6:15am

    globalists wetdream!

    We live, we grow up, We change, we die (our physical body breaks).

    If our physical bodies were immortal then living would be a prison for your soul and mind.

    the 4th law of the universe is that Change is the constant of the universe!

    Immortal physical bodies are soul prisons!

     

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    Wolfy, Aug 1st, 2012 @ 7:45am

    I'll take whatever advances in medicine and anti-ageing tech we can discover. Extending human life-span is critical to solving some of our more pressing problems.

     

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