Discussion in 'Community' started by VadersLaMent, Oct 12, 2015.
I want to live as long as those sentients in David Brin's Uplift novels. A millennium!
Long enough to do all the stuff on my bucket list, and given my budget, that will probably take forever!
I'm somewhat torn between sincerely wanting to exit this plane of existence as early as possible, with 50 being my target age... and then realizing that I'm down to single digits if that pans out.
Speak for yourself. I plan to live forever, I'll see whatever I damn well please.
I plan to live for the next seco
Well. That didn't go according to plan.
It was a bad plan anyway. Dying is overrated.
As my ER nurse friend posted on FB: CPR is a ****** thing to do to your 90 year old grandma. It will break her ribs and possibly puncture a lung. She will be resuscitated just enough to spend a few extra days on life support.
Long story short. Prep that DNR statement. Illinois has a legal form available: http://dph.illinois.gov/sites/default/files/forms/formsoprpolst-2016-050616.pdf
"Imagine reaching the halfway point in your life and getting a drug that leaves you as fit and mobile as someone half your age who you then live longer than, that's what it's like for the worms," says Thomas Wilhelm. "We turn autophagy off only in one tissue and the whole animal gets a boost. The neurons are much healthier in the treated worms and we think this is what keeps the muscles and the rest of the body in good shape. The net result is a 50% extension of life."
just what the world needs: 10 billion people in 2050 with the richest billion having access to 110-120 year life spans
That is virtually impossible. The primary problem is that too many hands are in this industry. Every scientist would have to roll over and not let out the way it's done and let some rich person hog it all. And the people who are funding the huge variety of labs sell things to masses.
so, 20 billion people in 2050?
Well maybe. It's not like food and energy production have reached their technological limits.
And this is an educational read.
Provided Trump doesn't find a way to kill us all in the next 8 years?
I want to live long enough to watch my daughter turn into a bad-ass woman.
Long enough to look back comfortably and see no regrets.
Apparently we cap out about 11b by the end of the century
there won't be that kind of capping out if everyone lives to be 120.
That could take a while.
This thread is titled how long do you want to live. I think you are looking for "how short"
Interview with Michael Fossel concerning telomeres, reversing aging in cells, how he almost had a billion dollars, the FDA and Bioviva, lots of good information.
An interview with George Church
How far off is age reversal?
The simple answer is, I don’t know. Probably we’ll see the first dog trials in the next year or two. If that works, human trials are another two years away, and eight years before they’re done. Once you get a few going and succeeding it’s a positive feedback loop.
I want to be immortal. Like an immortal panda.
This is a big one. Human trials with telomerase next year.