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Posts tagged "Life extension"

An infographic look at aging.

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Eternal Life-Infographic

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Transhumanism: Looking at a future with an extended lifespan.

An IEET Survey (Use the link for the full article. Well worth it):

Radical Life Extension / Immortalism is a primary goal of the vast majority of transhumanists. But what, specifically, do we want to do with the extra time? (Terasem Survey, Part 2)

Here are the results:

#1 Travel. Rating Average 3.75 with 80.3% of responders selecting it as “very likely.”

#2 Read and Write. Rating Average 3.73 with 77.7% of responders selecting it as “very likely.”

#3 Help Other People. Rating Average 3.50 with 62.3% of responders selecting it as “very likely.”

#4 Pleasure. Rating Average 3.46 with 56.8% of responders selecting it as “very likely.”

#5 Sex. Rating Average 3.46 with 51% of responders selecting it as “very likely.”

#6 Relax. Rating Average 3.22 with 48% of responders selecting it as “very likely.”

#7 Spend Time With My Family. Rating Average 3.19 with 46.7% of responders selecting it as “very likely.”

#8 Seek Powerful Positions in Society. Rating Average 2.53 with only 23.5% selecting this choice as “very likely.”

An interesting project for life extension.

discoverynews:

Immortality for Humans by 2045

A Russian mogul wants to achieve cybernetic immortality for humans within the next 33 years. He’s pulled together a team intent on creating fully functional holographic human avatars that house our artificial brains.

The project’s ultimate goal is to save people from suffering and death. But just how likely is it that this project will succeed?

It seems to me the question should be, “Would you even want to do this?”

Do you want to know more…?

(via sagansense)

What do you think of the various life extension technologies out there or being talked about? Which would you use or not use? And why? Please let us know.

Aging

An interesting option for immortality. No more of a stretch than cryogenics.

joshbyard:

“Retirement to the Future”: A Researcher’s Audacious Plan to Upload His Own Brain

Before becoming “very sick or very old,” he’ll opt for an “early ‘retirement’ to the future,” he writes.

There will be a send-off party with friends and family, followed by a trip to the hospital. “I’m not going in for some back-alley situation. We need to get the science right to convince the medical community. It’s a very clear dividing line: I will not advocate any technique until we have good proof that it works.”

After Hayworth is placed under anesthesia, a cocktail of toxic chemicals will be perfused through his still-functioning vascular system, fixing every protein and lipid in his brain into place, preventing decay, and killing him instantly. Then he will be injected with heavy-metal staining solutions to make his cell membranes visible under a microscope. All of the water will then be drained from his brain and spinal cord, replaced by pure plastic resin.

Every neuron and synapse in his central nervous system will be protected down to the nanometer level, Hayworth says, “the most perfectly preserved fossil imaginable.”

His plastic-embedded brain will eventually be cut into strips, perhaps using a machine like the one he invented, and then imaged in an electron microscope. His physical brain will be destroyed, but in its place will be a precise map of his connectome.

In 100 years or so, he says, scientists will be able to determine the function of each neuron and synapse and build a computer simulation of his mind. And because the plastination process will have preserved his spinal nerves, he’s hopeful that his computer-generated mind can be connected to a robot body.

“This is not something everyone would want to do,” Hayworth allows. “But it’s something everyone should have the right to do.”

(via The Strange Neuroscience of Immortality - The Chronicle Review - The Chronicle of Higher Education)

talkingmonkeynews:

Japan, which currently tops the world’s life expectancy list, now has another tool to cement its leading position. The country’s scientists say they have discovered a protein responsible for ageing and learnt to control it.

A group of scientists from…

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