Living Forever: You Might Get Your Chance

On August 22, 2012, in Uncategorized, by Social Media

Does the thought of living forever sound good to you? Or do you worry that you would just run out of things to do? After all, how many superhero movies or walks to the park can you really stand? This could be a moot point. Ray Kurzweil, a famed scientist and author, predicts that in just 20 years scientists may have discovered a way to let us live forever. According to a story by Business Insider, this may involve nanobots that replace our blood cells.

This seems kind of spooky and like something out of a science fiction movie. Kurzweil is very enthusiastic about this, and some very well know people are huge supporters of his. In particular Bill Clinton and Bill Gates.

Rise of the nanobots?

Regardless of how “out-there” Kurzweil’s ideas are, they may be a very real possibility. In about 20 years, scientists believe they will have found a way to stop andreverse the aging process. Kurzweil then thinks that nanotechnology will come into play, replacing human blood cells, and doing the work much more effectively.

Exponential technology

Again, this soundsincredible, but Kurzweil is basing his predictions on one fact that cannot be disputed: Technology has been advancing at an exponential rate. And this, Kurzweil argues, implies that immortality is just a few technological leaps away.

Some huge questions come out of the possibility of humans being able to live forever. A few are: Should we even be able to live forever? Who would get to, if it’s possible? Would this drain our resources as a result of overpopulation? We may be all facing these questions if Kurzweil is right.


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