Would you want to live to be 1,000? Do you think the first person to do that could be alive today?
In a new report out of Australia, researchers are saying it's likely that the first person to live to be 1,000 is alive today. A growing number of researchers believe a biological revolution will enable humans to eventually experience everlasting youthfulness. The article quotes researcher Aubrey de Grey, a Cambridge gerontologist and co-founder or the California-based Strategies for Engineered Negligible Senescence Research Foundation, who said he is working on "one particular cause of death, namely aging," in an effort to "undo the damage done by the wear and tear of life."
If my family lived as long, I would consider it but it would probably get pretty boring, being alive that long.
More boring than suffering for 20 or 30 years from old age? Boring, let's face it nothing could be more boring than growing old and then dying.
I don't know for sure but 100 years seems like you accomplish all that you want and 1000 seems like it would be kinda like ground hog day movie with Bill Murray.
I agree with Nichol-- definitely "Groundhog Day"
I wouldn't. I think I would get sick of living at some point, and my loved ones would die and leave me.
If the technology would be there it would cause a chasm in the society. It will only be availably for the super rich and the elite. They will control through politics the poor and so maintain a cast system of people who life long and people who don't.
This will create a society that's even more unequal then today where the super rich become richer and the poor poorer.
Think about it. If a 100 people, the super rich of this world could become a 1000 years and there rest of the world population not......
This creates an incredible power base that throws democracy out of the window.
Very valid points
From opinion of the Poor Grouping
You hit on it Peter, you can bet any type of immortality will never be available except for the 1%. Despite the current publicity, if it was that close to really being possible we'd never be hearing about it so I for one don't believe the hype.
Well in a way would be good but I would rather live a shorter time and live eternally in heaven. Personally with the world the way it is, I don't think it will be around for another 1000 years.
I definitely think the first person to live to 200 has already been born, but it'll probably be another 50 years before the first person to live to 1,000 will be born. I would love to live a happy, healthy life up to 150 if possible. A 1,000 does seem like a very long time and it wouldn't be fun if everyone that you loved has passed away. I don't know what world we are entering but there's a lot of downside to it. The climate crisis is just the tip of the iceberg (pun intended).
I believe that this in an ongoing fantasy through the ages-- the "Fountain of Youth". I'm 64 and as much as I love my family and have many interests, I truly don't see the point of living on this earth for another 900+ years. I have been with many aged people who were joyful and caring, but at a certain time they turned their minds to a more spiritual direction. Living beyond the "natural" span of life sounds like a lot of effort over a very long period of time... and living for 1000 years in this world today not only sounds like a sinister plot by the politically powerful (as mentioned earlier) but like a profound fear of dying.
It does sound like a good theme for a book or movie, right? The elite guarded the secret from the masses before Will Smith fought to make it available for everyone while the world population growth now forces him to find other planets to live on.
I've been saying for years I want to live to be 100. My paternal grandmother lived to be 101 years old. I'm almost halfway there even though people don't believe it. My quality of life is much more important to me than the number. Living 1000 years is unimaginable at this point. Let's see that 200-year-old person first. It just might be me, lol.
ah, I wish my parents can live up to 1000 years old. They are in their 60s and 70s now, I love them very much, hope to see them another 100 years
I don't buy the media hype on this.Your best hope is to see them for eternity as Lois suggests.If they haven't accepted Christ as their savior pray that they do,& if you haven't,well there's no time like present: 1 Corinthians 2:9, Proverbs 27:1
I'm aiming for a hundred with all my faculties. Some of the guys I work with now are well into their seventies and doing a full weeks work because they want to. If Jesus comes back before I get there then great, I go to heaven without experiencing death but but otherwise I'll. LiiLook forward to the reward in the other side. Not sure I'd want to wait 900 more years (unless it's the millennial reign and Jesus is here with us! (
I believe that the day is coming soon when humans will not experience death from disease or old age. Thought I will not be here to experience that time, I would love to live to be a 1000 years old. Life on this planet is amazing and every moment brings so many new and amazing personal discoveries. I am an adventurer at heart and the longer I can live the more adventures I am sure of having. Not to say that death won't be a great adventure, I just have not personally met anyone who has died and crossed back to share their experience. Blessings to all.
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