Is It biologically possible for people to live forever?

There are some beautiful philosophical statements about immortality:

God is dead, Nietzsche is dead… And I don’t feel good either (Woody Allen)

There is no cure for birth or death unless you enjoy the period between them.(George Santayana)

There are many people who like to philosify about life and death.To degree you delve deeper into it. There are so many different ways we can go dead. Statistically, it is almost impossible to always stay alive. As far as the biological process is concerned, it is also very difficult.

The oxygen we breathe and with which we can live also makes us die eventually.It is responding so strongly that it eventually makes us old.

Then our heart, that what we see as the first sign of life in the womb is also the most sensitive organ because it is always, 24 * 7, ON and right.Every little thing that can go wrong has a particularly heavy influence on our lives.

Then all forms of radiation, ozone and other substances that can cause different illnesses.Ultimately, then, bad sleep and all the other things we do to ourselves, all that only life is already wearing. Man is not made for infinite life, for that we are too complex and too sensitive.

Long story short, statistically there are so many factors that work on our finiteness that eternal life is impossible.

Might be.

I know little about this, but I have been following the literature around Aubrey DeGrey and others for a long time.I have also occasionally attended a seminar on this subject (which, with my basic knowledge of biology, frankly I could not follow 100%).

The consensus seems to be that this is indeed possible, and that it may even be possible for today’s young people. Today, life expectancy is 80 鈧?”90 years, but at the moment those 80 鈧? are 90 years, the technology is there to stretch it to 150, and then up to 200 etc., which actually makes you come to 鈧?虄eternal Life鈩?

Whether it is desirable is another question.

The answer is no.Simple. Nothing in nature, in the universe is eternal. Our sun is roughly half of its existence. Long before that is burnt out, he will have such magnitude that first all water evaporates on earth and then there is no life possible on Earth, and then the earth with rocks, iron core and all evaporates and meeverburns with the sun.

And the universe, the well-known universe, is also not stable.Certainly (at least in line with what we know now) is that the universe had a beginning, some 13.7 billion years ago (but with a decent margin up or down) and equally sure it is expanding. What will be the result of this, we do not know now. But that it will not survive in the way of now, it is fixed.

And 鈧?虄eternal Life鈩?is an advertio in Terminis.In every definition of life, you come across growth, reproduction, evolution (adaptation to changing conditions) as characteristic against. 鈧?虄Eternal Life鈩?prevents all three. If there is no room for death, there will be no room for growth, new life, evolution after a short or long period of time. What an atrocious and happily unrealistic prospect.

People always live longer.We are looking for causes that have made us die earlier and adapt our behaviour. Our knowledge about hygiene, health care, science E. D has practically doubled the average life span of a human being.

But forever is a very long time.Will Life be ever 鈧?艙possible forever?

I believe that the answer is yes. A human being is essentially an organic machine and a machine can be upgraded, hacked and repaired ad infinitum.

Genetic manipulation in which your cells live or rejuvenate longer, replacing faulty organs,… but in the end we always collide with new obstacles.Cancer, brain diseases,… but that too is not overcompassionate. Medicinal nanobots or new medications, therapies could solve this.

Or we clone ourselves and upload our consciousness into a new body.

The question is are you still yourself?Are you your mind or your body or both.

But eventually most people will choose to die.Life is valuable because it is short. If you know that there is always a morning, you can easily become alive and depressed. After 1000 years you have seen and experienced everything. Suicide will be the biggest cause of death and normal.

For the 鈧?艙lucky 鈧?few who forever continue to live bots you then turn on other boundaries like the end of the Earth or the universe.But that too is not unsurmountable. The people who still live will be very different from us, with skills that one would attribute to gods.

Space travel, Terra forming planets and space objects even make stars and planets is possible.

Now fast forward to the end of the universe.Are there any people there? Yes, that is also possible. And perhaps the universe is cyclical and shrinks or stagnates or collide with another universe, 鈧?娄 that offers new options and perspectives.

Would I want to live forever?No, that would not come right. Everything is supposed to end. The Circle of life. Old makes place for new.

I end with an appropriate philosophical quote.

The bad news is, everything comes to an end.
The good news is, everything comes to an end.

And that’s good too.If a rose would not wilt, it would no longer be beautiful. The beauty is in the temporal, fragile and transient. Beauty is not forever.

Soooow This was a nice question.I hope you have some to my answer.

Not meaningful as long as we are unable to keep our intellectual abilities intact, this does not seem to be reachable as yet because we know too little about the workings of the brain.In the medium future, we expect our other failing organs to be replaced by replacement organs grown from our own stem cells, or by replacing miniaturized artificial organs: we are then transformed into cyborgs. The energy source that powers these artificial organs very long will be another problem.


Our telomers are shortening and we have no natural recovery mechanisms for this.

In principle, it is possible that we can detect and counteract the causes of ageing (there is a good deal of research).

But even if we get past the 120-year limit, there are still reasons why we can die.Over 5 billion years, our solar system is no longer there, and even if you can survive longer, the universe will eventually die a heat dead, and there is no more opportunity to live further.

Yeah, sure.A baby is born and starts a fertilized egg. Each cell, all bones, teeth, nails and organs are constructed based on what is present in that single cell. The built-in mechanism that ensures that the telomers change can be prevented as well. If one can make something complex from scratch, it is also possible to keep the body in satnd without degeneration of cells, bones and what is still to be done. In theory, it is possible and quite a few billionaires throwing a lot of money to be able to live longer. But we are not yet very far advanced in terms of research into life renewal.

Now, the influences of diet and radiation can always create a biological problem that the LIOCHAAM has no solution for.They can be killed by illnesses or accidents, so there are plenty of opportunities to lay the bob.

Conclusion: Theoretically possible, in practice still far away.Plus all sorts of external or unexpected events can cause death.

PS: It is about the body and biology, not ethics or whether someone could want to live for thousands of years.That is a totally different discussion that I like to leave to others:-).

Thanks, Quora user, for the question.

There is already a (series) film (s) made: Highlander.This mainly covers the practical consequences (especially in the first part).

At present, however, this is not yet biologically feasible.

A better question seems to me, though, whether we should want it to be.Life forever means that we would not make a place for the next gneration. And it is said that 鈧?虄our country is already so full鈩?

In itself though.

We should put some thingies on and off in the cell division and do that in the right order and choose the right time for it because cell death is absolutely necessary for the correct growth of a being towards adulthood.

If at that time you could press the pause button of cell death cell renewal then you have a good chance of biological eternal life.

Research has been done here for a very long time, among other things, to a small species of anemone/jellyfish that not only has the ability to go through its entire lifecycle but also when he is old to turn the whole back to baby baby so you can own that Imagine you are 90 then you also think I’m dying now there I don’t feel like it yet and then you turn your entire process back to baby.

But that is of course for people somewhat problematic because we we our identity our ego and our I want to retain the and which is nevertheless formed around the 21 so we would never actually be able to go back if 21 it depends what you want to misplace Gene biologically seen synaptic.

What are the worst experiences you have experienced at an airport?

[“We had to change to a flight to Orlando last year in Detroit, before that we had to go through customs in a narrow hall, where apparently the contents of several planes had to be squeezed through. And for that pressing, a man was in a uniform responsibility who had the whole horde from behind as cattle. In doing so, he screamed ‘ pierced ‘ and many more commands. After a long flight we first wanted to go to the TOILET, so we drove off to the corridor with the toilets. That was our personal attention. That we couldn’t get to the toilets and had to hurry up. We have gone anyway.

“,” I had to pick up a 6-hour flight in Eindhoven (about an hour and a half from my home address).I arrived here nicely two hours before departure, flight was delayed. Finally, the flight left around 12 o’clock in the afternoon. There was a fee so after informing I found out that the fee concerned: one © N voucher for à © à © n Drink! Delicious! I never handed it in because the queue at the bar lasted even longer than waiting for the plane.

“,” I train Mechelen shepherds Belgian ring NVBK.The dogs that do not meet are sold to army and police. After a transatlantic flight we land as the first airplane to be at the airport tomorrow and be surprised with a drug check.

Everyone in a row against the muur” ¦

I look to the right and see the drugshond” ¦

Immediate response.Oh “…

The 2 passengers next to Nij take away…

The Malinois comes to me…

Looks up…

And sits down.

On which the agent kindly asks me to join him.

In a large empty office he asks me if I know why the Malinois is sitting In front of me.

My answer was that I knew it but he didn’t.

Error response.

I was promoted directly to the largest drug dealer in the west

Then explained that I have trained that dog and that he recognizes me as his boss.

Needless to say that this was not believed so I suggested a trial.The agent on one side of the office and I on the other with the dog between us. The person who can call the dog is his boss

So said so done

The agent calls the dog

Dog looks at me

I nod

And the dog goes to his happy boss

This looks to me greinzend…

On which I make a click Sound and vroom the Malinois sits next to me.

As a result an agent that is even more irited and I get the full layer over me inclussive internal research.

When I finally get released I see in the HAL Mr. Agent with his dog.

Payback Time” ¦

I crossed it and when I was next to him it was simply said “little boy’s Foot”.

What then followed was hilarious

Little guy who successor the command…

And Naadt I wandered…

And an agent who fetert that I have to give back his dog.

To which I simply replied that I did not TV that dog but that he TV the line

How did it be poor as a child and now live very rich?

I am 18 years old and live with my father.My parents separated when I was little (2-4 years), so I was used to it when I was growing up. My mother had custody, so my sister and I lived with her until I was 12. During this time, we had very little money, lived in bad environments and I often had to help my mother when she went to the flea market to sell things. I also went to a public primary school. I had a lot of friends, but there were also many bad experiences I had. If my sister and I had not come to my father, we would most likely have become criminals, or at least not exploited our potential. In my school, you weren’t really encouraged or inspired to learn something, financially we barely had a hold and my friends, well, a few have either slipped into crime or have real or head degree.

but I came to my father when I was 12 and things changed.We moved to Washington Dc because of his job, and me and my sister went to a private school. We owned a house, always enough to eat and were relatively wealthy overall. At first I didn’t realize it, but now (at 18) these conditions have helped me enormously. I learned English (which I can now fluently), made good friends and was also relatively popular. This was practically the beginning of my turning point, to live in poor conditions until 12 years and then to be “wealthy”. However, my values, which I have internalized in my 12 years, were still shaped by the norms of the working class. I still had the mindset that reading is doof, that I just have to do enough for school to pass and that material things are very important for you (e.g. playstation 4, Pc to gamble or a TV). I got the real mindset shift when I moved to Jakarta with my father when I was 15.

There, some things changed.My father and I now had a house for two, were even wealthier than before, owned a maid who cooked, washed and cleaned for us, and made a driver. we were rich in a way. I went to a private school again and the environment I was in, I wasn’t used to it. My class was very performance-oriented and so I wasn’t really the flyer, I always did the best i’ve done as always to not perform too badly at school. After a while, however, I was classified as not very smart and that scratched my ego a bit. Up to 10 I always had an nc between 2.0 and 2.3. In the 11 I decided with a few friends to give my best for the school. So I increased in the 11/1 to 1.6 and in the 11.2 already to 1.4. In the 12 I reached the 1.3 and thus also finished my Abitur. In addition, my friends had very different goals than me. While I wasn’t really convinced of myself, wasted a lot of time playing and didn’t particularly engage in anything (except sports), one of my good friends had the goal of becoming successful. We talked about it and in me a feeling of passion ignited, which I only felt before only from time to time in the sport. Over time, I became more and more afraid to make the best of my life and not just waste it with gambles and other pointless things. I have begun to read, to learn more about my life to shape this goal, to achieve my goal with hope and burning passion.

The mindset of poor and rich people is, in my opinion, the biggest difference.Rich people aspire to win, poor people strive not to be poor or to lose. Of course I am not rich, but I have had the experience of being rich and that has influenced my thoughts very positively. I now know both sides and I know what I am aiming for. Yes, I’m only 18, but because of these many experiences I feel like 22. I still have a long way to go, but I know that it is possible for me to achieve what I have put in my head.

Ps: I still do things that I adapted in my early years, it’s not easy to replace these internalized values with new and positive beliefs, but I try.

Why is it so difficult to find volunteers for non-profit organizations?

What do you mean by non-profit organizations?Development organisations or district centres? Elderly care or event support?

I am going out of development organisations.

The reason why it is difficult to find volunteers for non-profit organizations is because the last 50 years of development aid has shown that it is a pointless industry. The sector mainly gives a good feeling to people who work and keep them in the same position.There is no culture of truth finding, and if someone comes up with a counter-sound then he or she will be served or ignored. Unfortunately, there has never been any hard evidence for any help. We are still hitting water wells in Africa after 50 years, which already indicates that it is a pointless ideal. For 20 years I have questioned all charities in the Netherlands, the Dutch government and major international organisations for hard evidence on the output they publish, but I have never seen one piece of evidence. In fact, I always got the answer that there were no proofs. The Ngo s in the South are master in order to play the debt culture of us with scene-set situations where around numbers are fabricated. University courses are focused on qualitative assessments, not on quantitative assessments.

The absolute bottoming Point is the evaluation led by Professor Wiebe Bijker who, together with 200 researchers in 2015, wrote about 8,000 Page s and labelled development cooperation as effective and Efficient.The 200 researchers did not go beyond interviews and no unannounced samples were held to test the track record and output of local Ngo s. If at local Ngo s do not take an aptitude for their track record and the output of their current projects, then you are busy writing out a theatrical performance. With 200 researchers, Bijker was able to test the local ngo s, but Bijker meed confrontation and opted for a gentle landing. As Professor of technology and society at Maastricht University, Bijker accompanied purely qualitative theses and investigations (= Truth finding based on interviews) and his first quantitative research (= Truth finding Based on hard proofs including unannounced samples) must still come on his resume. You can also say that with the casting of Bijker the government is at fault. Too bad for this was 漏 opportunity to show to everyone how you do sound 鈧?虄scientific research is to do. Apparently, civil servants and politicians, with apparent reason and without scientific truth, are simply easy to convince.

I have literally been seated with directors of charity around the table in which I have been told that the certain dates were concocted.In fact, I was there when it was fabricated, but directors remained loyal to their faith. If I asked why they were loyal to something they had not seen at all, then they had no answer to it. It was easy to get me out of their story so that the rest remained upright. These directors I have summed up afterwards to provide evidence but I got the answer that it was not there but they kept believing it was there. This is development cooperation. Culture to talk seriously about things that do not exist nourish our debt culture and a counter-noise is a disturbing factor.

Want to read an example?Please read 鈧?虄Rural India Working group keeps fabricated child labor in the air

I have once published that an organization in India put all together.Afterwards I was called on the mat at the largest development organisation in the Netherlands. They decided to investigate everything thoroughly. After the investigation, she published in the media that my criticisms were nonsense, without providing one proof. After 10 years I found the Indian professor who performed this audit and what turned out: He was allowed to investigate everything except the fabricated data that I had put forward as a criticism. The credulity of the sector is immensely persistent.

If you want to read my research then I invite you to read my book via the following link, but do not expect a reassuring result:

Truth-Finding and development cooperation

Where do you look for a date? e.g. Gym, Internet, casual on the street) and do you find it difficult to find a date?

Well if you are going to look for it, then it often goes wrong.

Think you just have to come across your date spontaneously.It Is also fun if you think about it.

You used to have always had that one neighbourhood, which you hoped to meet more often in the day.You should have that more floating feeling with your date.

Nice old fashioned on the street, or when you hit a ball, or somewhere in a nice entertainment venue.Or on holiday. What’s more fun to meet your date in a personal way.

Internet is a bit impersonal to meet someone, I find. Also depends a bit on your personality.

If you are very shy to get on someone, it might be an option for you.And I don’t want to say it’s totally bad, because there will be enough dates taking place in such a way.

I had my very first friend (and therefore my 1st date) get to know via Facebook.I remember that it did not unpack properly.

So for me the internet was dating soon.Apart from all the mallots that are available on the Internet.

Luckily I don’t have much trouble finding a date.Don’t want to say that I’m also easy on a date, because a click must be there from both sides.

To find a date happens within two counts.

To find your date on your date and prone to repetition is much harder. And even if you succeed in continuing and going to a relationship, I find almost impossible in my thirtieth years. What I did see and in many of course not everyone is that people can easily establish a relationship between twenty and thirty. Above thirty webbing have a nearly decades and then less successful experience so often they don’t want to bind themselves. Just want to agree for fun. Later again above forty they are tired of coming home in an empty house so consciously deciding whether to be open to a lasting relationship. But also because for your thirtieth your full personality has not yet been fully developed, because we can easily adapt to the habits of the other. And vice versa. Above thirty you have a strong personality that is fully developed and you are less able to adapt yourself and vice versa. Then you become a little wiser and you can easily see what a relationship needs a real relationship, and then we have to close compromises and adjust less about us. So answer your question, no it’s not hard to find a date the job starts afterward. I never searched it’s found me. But I never let on certain specific my dates were always weird at start. I think I have never had in me live a real date where agreed 8 hours there and there. For me that was always before on the side of mystery. Maybe because i never searched one.