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  1. Once, in the year 2004, at the examination, I got into a conversation with the doctor who did an ultrasound for me, he was already in his late 70s. We talked about the possibility of making a new liver, I then read all sorts of articles about nanotechnology and suggested that in 10-15 years it would be possible, and he said: “Back in 1967, when I was still studying at the medical faculty, the professor told us at a lecture – in ten years, we will be able to assemble a person as a designer from new materials.parts. We just need to solve a few small problems with DNA and transplantation….” A similar story leads A.Wasserman, just about controlled fusion: “Any nuclear scientist knows that for more than 50 years, the forecast for controlled fusion sounds something like this : we have something to solve and in 10-15 years the whole planet will be bathed in cheap energy… and the nuclear scientists still say the same thing.”

    The same story has been going on for more than 60 years with artificial intelligence, automatic translation into foreign languages, cancer medicine, etc., etc.

    In other words – guys, soon the fairy tale affects, but not soon the job is done!

    In this sense, I am touched by the “transhumanists” – they think that the most difficult thing will be to decide what to do with the technology of immortality, and of course, it will be impossible to do without them! I think that when we do make it , we will be able to find a use for it even without such “hands-on guides”.

  2. It's funny that the illustration looks more like hypothetical installations for suspended animation. Also, it should be noted, the method when it works. Instead of maintaining an expensive pension system, put all the disabled people “on ice” in anticipation of working ways to rejuvenate and return to work.

    Soviet science fiction writers did not like this technology, considering it an “escape to the future”, and Western ones liked to frighten them by waking up in a world where frozen people would be allowed to eat organs.

  3. Yes, of course. the current generation will be immortal. By the year, approximately, 2025, rejuvenation technologies will appear. By about 2040. they will become massively available.

    We are talking about stimulating tissue regeneration. This mechanism is triggered during the injury. Stem cells wake up, first multiply themselves, and then reproduce the cells of the disturbed tissue. This process is controlled by signaling molecules.

    We synthesize signal molecules using genetic engineering methods, and then go ahead. This is, of course, a simplified canvas.

    As for the geometric progression, I would like to note that in prosperous countries, population growth is practically nonexistent. But that's not even the point. In 150 years, there will be technologies for digitizing the consciousness (soul, in other words) and transferring it to another medium. Reincarnation in the real world. The new carrier will not necessarily repeat the human body. As a result, the Homo-Sapiens species will cease to exist. Homo will disappear, leaving only Sapiens.

  4. The question is not quite formulated correctly. What does it mean to “grow exponentially”? The rate of this growth will depend on the denominator of the progression, which can be 0.0001, 2, or 100.

    In general, technically, in order to “count on immortality”, an arithmetic progression is enough – if every year the average life expectancy of a person increases by 1 year-those who were initially younger than this age will never reach it.

    But don't confuse cause and effect here. Studies aimed at radically extending life will produce results, people will live longer, and this, in turn, will affect statistics. In other words, this is when we can count on immortality, the average life expectancy will start to grow rapidly – and not vice versa.

    Well, if the question was whether there is hope for the current generation, then my answer is yes, there is. But we need to work hard on this problem. The amount of resources allocated in the world for relevant research is negligible. In our cultural context, the idea that death is not so bad for one reason or another is firmly” stitched”.

    Try asking your loved ones if they would like to live forever – most of them will quickly find out why not. “I'll get bored”, “the planet is already overpopulated”, “I believe in life after death” – these are just a few of the most popular answers. All these are simple defense mechanisms of the human psyche, designed to combat the fear of what we used to consider inevitable. And it will be very, very difficult for society to go beyond this paradigm. Of course, strengthening the position of religion in a number of countries also does not benefit the development of science.

    Solving an issue that can change the face of humanity in such a radical way is a global task that requires efforts in various fields of activity. So each person has the opportunity to do something that increases their personal chances of immortality. Even if you are not a scientist or a millionaire who can finance research, you can start by educating yourself and promoting transhumanism among your friends.

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