Will humans ever live forever? With these technological and new discoveries, maybe one day… From Robot Avatars to Scientists Manipulating Molecules, we present 10 health technologies That Could Make Humans Immortal.
Scientists have already reversed aging in some experiments. Google’s newest company wants to defeat death building on these discoveries. Can it be done?
Certain scientists, futurists, and philosophers, have theorized about the immortality of the human body, and advocate that human immortality is achievable in the first few decades of the 21st century, while other advocates believe that life extension is a more achievable goal in the short term, with immortality awaiting further research breakthroughs into an indefinite future.
But even if immortality and stem-cell regenerative health technology can materialize one day, it’s probable that none of us would be able to drink from this fountain of youth, the holy grail that Humanity has been looking for in the past millennia.
Scientists might give us bulletproof skin by splicing spider-silk proteins with ours. Giving us other animals´ genes could also re-grow limbs and fight diseases.
A drug to keep the body´s cells younger for longer might be on the market by 2018. It triggers the anti-aging enzyme called Sirtuin 1 and could extend our lifetimes by 15%.
Metamaterials are artificial materials with engineered microscopic structures. They may be used in bionic parts that make us lighter, see better, one day, stronger.
Doctors froze 10 patients in a clinically dead state for over two hours then revived them. The technique could develop to freeze us in “hibernation” for unlimited years.
Within a decade “perfect” hearts could be 3D-painted from fat and collagen. It would enable us to replace our hearts and add 10 years onto our lives.
Researches made new blood from stem cells and say it could be made in factories. Regular infusions of young blood could reverse again by up to 50 years.
Blocking molecules that affect insulin and nutrient signals boosted lab worms´ lifespans. If applied to humans it could extend our lives up to 500 years.
Scientists can clone organs in a lab using cells extracted from a patient´s body. They´ve already grown nostrils and vaginas. We replace our organs indefinitely.
By 2050 self-replicating nano-bots could be ready to put into our bodies. They´d repaid damaged cells and fight diseases – potentially making us immortal.
Scientists and engineers say robot copies of ourselves could be made in the next decade. By 2045 we could upload digital copies of our brains to these avatars – and live forever.