DailyDirt: Living Longer And Longer

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The fountain of youth has been an elusive solution to the problem of aging. Sure, there are plenty of drawbacks to staying young forever, but living longer seems to be an ongoing trend, so if everyone is living longer anyway, we might as well try to stay young for as long as possible, right? Here are just a few interesting stories about getting really old. 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, Sep 4th, 2012 @ 5:17pm

    compare calorie restrictive diets with healthy diets...

    but it still doesn't address why worms and other lower animals live longer with calorie restricted diets....

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    Anonymous Coward, Sep 4th, 2012 @ 6:33pm

    Cyber Immortality? Hello, Ghost in the Shell.

    Also, won't happen. Being able to download and store information in a cybernetic brain? The **AAs would go spare.

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    Wally (profile), Sep 4th, 2012 @ 6:35pm

    "Russian billionaire Dmitry Itskov is trying to get other billionaires to pony up some research funds for a project that's aiming for cybernetic immortality for humans by 2045. This sounds like the plot of a bad summer action movie, so maybe they can finance part of the project by selling the movie rights to the story."

    Not a bad summer action movie but an Anime classic from 1995... Ghost In The Shell

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    Pixelation, Sep 5th, 2012 @ 7:36am

    "Calorie restricted diets were proposed as a possible way to living longer, but apparently it might not be such an effective regime for Rhesus monkeys.


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