How long do you want to live? It is not surprising that no one gave me the answer: 1000 years, or, forever. Because we all know death is human faith.But today I want to tell you: Immortality can soon be reality.There’s no doubt that we’re living longer than previous generations. 100 years ago, the average human life span was 30 years. Today, we extend it to almost 70 years. So it is reasonable to ask: How much more can human life span increase?Over 4000 years ago, a Sumerian king seeks eternal life. 500 years ago, Spanish explorer Ponce de León searched for the Fountain of Youth to cure his aging. With the development of technology, the desire for immortality is no longer blind. Certain ...view middle of the document...
3. Cells balance between the process of dividing and dying.
a. For a healthy young men, around 200,000 cells die every
b. Dying cells is not a problem for us young as we can generate
the same amount of new cells to replace. However, when we are getting older, the process slow down, we keep losing the total amount of cells so finally die.
B. Immoral Cells is the key to human immorality.
[Till now we all know cells die of losing telomeres and we die of lacking cells. it should be straight forward that if we can stop cells from losing telomeres, we can live forever.]
1. Create enzymes to stop cells losing telomeres
a. Enzymes are large biological molecules responsible for the thousands of metabolic processes that sustain life.
b. To make it simple, think enzymes as medicines for cells. As long as we can create enzymes that cure cells constant losing of telomeres, we can create immoral cells.
c. If we can achieve this, we would be like Asgardians who
live 500 years and ages very slow. Or even Captain America, who
is forever young.
[Cell youth eternity is not the only way for human immortality. Another approach is cybernetics.]
A. Organ capacity limits human physical capacity.
1. Human organ ages and fails.
a. Human body is like a machine. Organs are like different interrelated parts of the machine. Overtime, the machine wears and finally fails.
[However, human is like a machine but not a machine.]
b. Human can not repair or change organs as easily as we repair or change parts of machines.
B. Mechanical organs are the key to human immortality.
[So scientists are thinking of transferring human organs to mechanical organs that
can be easily repaired or changed. And the process is called cybernetics]
1. Create mechanical organs.
a. Cybernetics is a multidiscipline studies of mechanism. To make it simple, it studies how to transfer human to machine.
b. Mechanical hearts will pump our blood around the body, highly functional lungs will help us breath.
c. When that day arrives, we will be...