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JCC So, how long do you want to live?

Discussion in 'Community' started by VadersLaMent, Oct 12, 2015.

  1. ShaneP

    ShaneP Ex-Mod Officio star 7 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    I want to live as long as those sentients in David Brin's Uplift novels. A millennium!
     
  2. Cowgirl Jedi 1701

    Cowgirl Jedi 1701 Jedi Master star 4

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    Long enough to do all the stuff on my bucket list, and given my budget, that will probably take forever!
     
  3. A Chorus of Disapproval

    A Chorus of Disapproval New Films Fearless Vampire Killer star 8 Staff Member Manager

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    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. :p
     
  4. FamousAmos

    FamousAmos VIP star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Speak for yourself. I plan to live forever, I'll see whatever I damn well please.
     
  5. I Are The Internets

    I Are The Internets Force Ghost star 8

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    I plan to live for the next seco
     
  6. DANNASUK

    DANNASUK Force Ghost star 7

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    Well. That didn't go according to plan.
     
  7. FamousAmos

    FamousAmos VIP star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    It was a bad plan anyway. Dying is overrated.
     
  8. Rylo Ken

    Rylo Ken Jedi Grand Master star 5

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  9. VadersLaMent

    VadersLaMent Chosen One star 10

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    Autophagy

    "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."
     
  10. Rylo Ken

    Rylo Ken Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    just what the world needs: 10 billion people in 2050 with the richest billion having access to 110-120 year life spans
     
  11. VadersLaMent

    VadersLaMent Chosen One star 10

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    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.
     
  12. Rylo Ken

    Rylo Ken Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    so, 20 billion people in 2050?
     
  13. VadersLaMent

    VadersLaMent Chosen One star 10

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  14. Juliet316

    Juliet316 JCC Game Winner star 10 VIP - Game Winner

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    Provided Trump doesn't find a way to kill us all in the next 8 years?
     
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  15. Sarge

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  16. JediYvette

    JediYvette Pacific RSA emeritus star 7 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    I want to live long enough to watch my daughter turn into a bad-ass woman. :cool:
     
  17. DebonaireNerd

    DebonaireNerd Jedi Master star 5

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    Long enough to look back comfortably and see no regrets.
     
  18. epic

    epic Ex Mod star 8 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Apparently we cap out about 11b by the end of the century
     
  19. Rylo Ken

    Rylo Ken Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    there won't be that kind of capping out if everyone lives to be 120.
     
  20. Violent Violet Menace

    Violent Violet Menace JCC Ravager star 5 Staff Member Manager

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    That could take a while.
     
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  21. Jabba-wocky

    Jabba-wocky Chosen One star 9

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    This thread is titled how long do you want to live. I think you are looking for "how short"
     
  22. VadersLaMent

    VadersLaMent Chosen One star 10

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    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.

     
  23. VadersLaMent

    VadersLaMent Chosen One star 10

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    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.
     
  24. DANNASUK

    DANNASUK Force Ghost star 7

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    I want to be immortal. Like an immortal panda.
     
  25. VadersLaMent

    VadersLaMent Chosen One star 10

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    This is a big one. Human trials with telomerase next year.