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Immortality? Possibility?

Postby Oscerot » Wed Dec 13, 2006 12:51 am

I want to be immortal! :twisted:

Anyways, with the....limitless possibilities genetic engineering promises, do you think it is possible to achieve immortality in a living organism, specifically, in human beings?

Do you think it will happen eventually?
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Postby honee_v » Wed Dec 13, 2006 2:26 am

y would you like to be immortal? would you like to see all youve loved pass away befor ur eyes?
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Postby Oscerot » Wed Dec 13, 2006 2:30 am

Obviously not. I'm talking about everyone, that is; everyone becomes immortal. So no one dies.
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Postby honee_v » Wed Dec 13, 2006 2:39 am

we will soon be crowded if death never existed ... :D
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Postby Oscerot » Wed Dec 13, 2006 2:43 am

Well yes, and no.

If we had immortality, we could preserve the great minds of the world that make things go 'round. Our intellect of science would experience a state of constant quantum leapage (so I made up that word...)
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Postby destiny » Thu Dec 14, 2006 10:08 am

Immortal? I guess it's not possible. I once read from a book whereby scientist said that human being immortal is not possible, people will die eventually.
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Postby Oscerot » Thu Dec 14, 2006 9:50 pm

How many times have scientists hypothesis' proven to be incorrect?
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Postby kjle » Thu Dec 14, 2006 10:26 pm

true enough, but it won't happen. I believe this is going into things more than physical. We're entering a different world really. There is more to life than our physical bodies. I don't believe that God would allow for us to live forever.

I know you'll probably all say that there is no proof, and what I said isn't scientific.

And yes the world would become overcrowded.
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Postby Oscerot » Fri Dec 15, 2006 2:29 am

I'm not asking a theological perspective. No God speak please.

It's a really interesting concept:
http://times.hankooki.com/lpage/tech/20 ... 511780.htm

Already we've found a possible anti-aging molecule, which, if it proves to be correct;
``We also found the synthetic compound can reverse aging, by revitalizing already-lethargic cells. Theoretically, this can give youth to the elderly via rejuvenating cells,’’ the 41-year-old said.


Just imagine if you can walk into a store and for $50 bucks put 30 or more years on your life.

Kim expected that the CGK733-empowered drugs that keep cells youthful far beyond their normal life span would be commercialized in less than 10 years.
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Postby sachin » Fri Dec 15, 2006 2:23 pm

We need Age regolator, I think?
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Postby mith » Fri Dec 15, 2006 8:26 pm

Oscerot wrote:Well yes, and no.

If we had immortality, we could preserve the great minds of the world that make things go 'round. Our intellect of science would experience a state of constant quantum leapage (so I made up that word...)


And do we let the criminals die? Who get's to decide who lives or dies?
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Postby Oscerot » Fri Dec 15, 2006 8:38 pm

MEH! >=D

No, but in all seriousness. Criminals are the ones who get the immortality first. This way, a life sentence is REALLY a life sentence. :lol:
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