- Aging & Longevity
Can aging be halted or reversed?
Pro-immortality "longevity" laboratories have been founded in several countries to provide support for research to find an anti-aging and radical life extension solution as fast as possible.
Many claim to make it possible to provide access to such technologies to the majority of people alive today.
The videos I have included here are really sad cases of deformities, but could these children hold the key to biological immortality? A rare condition resulting in slowed-down aging and various cognitive defects has affected the stars of the videos.
Does the Girl who never ages hold key to 'biological immortality?
Forty-year-old trapped in child's body
20-year-old woman trapped in child's body
Can scientists discover the mystery of aging through these children? The everyday lives of these families and the doctors who have dedicated their careers to studying the signs of aging are determined to find an answer.
Scientist tells us that the free radicals age us
Scientists keep preaching that there are many types of radicals, but those of most concern in biological systems are derived from oxygen. Free radicals are a group of atoms that have one or more unpaired electrons. Radicals can have positive, negative or neutral charge. There is also a large body of evidence indicating that oxygen radicals are involved in inter-cellular and intracellular signalling. Despite their beneficial activities, reactive oxygen species can clearly be toxic to cells.
My research is now getting too complicated so let’s look at our anti-aging industry.
Anti-aging is a huge industry.
Millions of people spent a fortune on anti-aging products. So it’s a huge money making machine!
Remember that we have been told that as a person ages, they have more free radicals floating through their body, causing cell damage, so the anti-aging industry came up with the term antioxidant supplements.
Some scientists recently found out that It appears that by taking extra antioxidant supplements this may in fact, be speeding up the aging process. Why? While free radicals fight against it, by boosting free more radicals due to the extra antioxidant supplements, these pills were actually increased the lifespan of free radicals!
Antioxidants are an inherent part of a healthy diet, as in fruit and vegetables, and yes these foods all have links to a healthier life by providing essential vitamins and minerals, but by taking extra antioxidant supplements, this isn’t particularly effective in stopping the effects of aging.
If Death Is natural then why are some species on earth Immortal?
Why, for example, do some creatures live many times the average human life? What is it that makes them better, more natural, more suited to or worthy of longer lives than us? Some animals living in our world seem to be kicking death just by hanging around and doing what they do. These species have managed to stick around the planet for mind-blowing amounts of time.
- Lobsters Don't Actually Get Older, Just Bigger
- Turtles Are Technically Stuck as Teenagers for Centuries
- Bdelloids : a type of microscopic organism that live in fresh water, yet can survive out of water for years by Stealing DNA from Other Species.
- The jelly fish I mentioned in my article: What about if aging never mean to happen?
Some animals, in particular in worms, have shown that mutating certain genes can increase one’s lifespan about 4-fold. For humans, that would translate to about 300 years old! Do these results support that there are genes that determine how long we live?
One of my favorite authors Julian May
Julian May an American science fiction author with her Galactic Milieu Trilogy has inspired me no end. All her works are situated in the same 'world' - our earth from now till 22nd century and six millions years before...The major differences are the development the mind powers, rejuvenation by choice and an alien milieu ready to receive humanity into a mental unity and a one-way gateway to Pliocene Earth.
Quote from interview
Q: What about higher mind functions? Do you believe that they exist?
Julian May: Certainly not to the extent in which they are described in my books. I do believe that people currently hold these abilities, but to a limited extent. We have people who are healers and those who possess a certain animal magnetism. The potential is certainly there.
What do you think?
Do you believe that humanity will find a cure for aging?
Could Humans live forever?
What would it be like if we could live for many hundreds of years and keep looking between 30 to 40 years of age? In my visionary world, the world of Tulanda in my novel: Parallel Realities, we have centenarians walking around with people who have lived for 500 or 1,000 years.
Ray Kurzweil claims that by 2045, an event known as "the singularity" will occur, and humans will become one with machines. That reminds me of the third movie in the Matrix series. Other futurists envision a world in which a computer serves as backup for our brain and silicone parts will take the place of frail limbs. This reminds me of a Trans-humanism society.
"I don't want to achieve immortality through my work. I want to achieve it by not dying." said American director Woody Allen.
Aubrey de Grey also claims that aging is merely a disease
Aubrey de Grey a computer scientist, self-taught bio-gerontologist and researcher, is a man of ideas, and he has set himself toward the goal of transforming the basis of what it means to be human.
The cure for aging
David Sinclair is a scientist and entrepreneur working on increasing human health, productivity, and lifespan. His research is aimed at understanding why we grow old and using this knowledge to prevent and treat both rare and common diseases. He is working on a 'cure for aging' and believes modern medicine can significantly extend the human lifespan.
These are so many different viewpoints on the topic of aging, and I’m sure that the pharmaceutical companies would be aghast if there would be a pill available like David shows at the conclusion of his talk. Or if a pill will one day get onto the market it’s probably so costly (if pharmaceutical companies get hold of it) that its only available for the super rich.
The age of Methuselah
The meaning of Methuselah's age has engendered considerable speculation. As the oldest man mentioned in the Bible his story fascinated me as a child. Methuselah was 969 years, older than Noah who was 950 and Adam who was 930, as well as several others whose ages approached 900. Were they perhaps living in the times when the Bosnia Pyramids were built?
The Bosnian Valley of the Pyramids is located in the Visoko River Basin 30km N/W of Sarajevo.
In my article: Was ‘aging’ ever mean to happen? I mentioned more about the discoveries of the Bosnian pyramids; that there were three different types of energies found.
1 the energy goes to the very top and has a frequency of energy 28 kHz
2 the energy flows within the pyramid and improves our molecular structure
3 the energy goes off the pyramid in concentric circles affecting the crops and whole societies
Dr Osmanagic says in this video; when we once again have a clean and permanent energy source that we can use for anything we want, like communication, space travels, transport and it can even manipulate time and space, we would enter into the new world.
Funding for the research
Dr. Paolo Macchiarini of the Karolinska Institute in Stockholm, Sweden, is pushing the boundaries of the emerging field of regenerative medicine, which involves using a patient's own cells to rebuild tissues and organs.
Modest philanthropic funding for SENS research commenced in 2005 under the administration of the Methuselah Foundation of which I’ve been a member. The total funds raised grew to more than $7 million by 2009 - and kept going.
Their motto on the website read:
By advancing tissue engineering and regenerative medicine, we want to create a world where 90-year olds can be as healthy as 50-year olds—by 2030.