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Because globally, such a task is not worth it, rather on the contrary, as the evolution of weapons from a club to a nuclear bomb shows. So far, the problem of overpopulation is much more difficult to solve than the problem of immortality.
This” organization ” (sit venia verbo) was created a little less than two thousand years ago, precisely by Those who became one of the representatives of the human race for this purpose.
As already mentioned, many individual organizations deal with this problem from different angles. But there are also some ideological reasons for this. This task looks not only difficult, but also “wrong”for many. So many religions view death as a natural part of the life cycle.
In fact, before the advent of Christianity, such a task itself – the struggle against death-could not even be set at all. Only in it does the idea of death appear as an enemy (“and the last enemy to be destroyed is death”).
But, of course, even in Christianity, the victory over death is thought of as something mystical. Which is understandable: the very theoretical possibility of scientific “abolition” of death could appear only after the beginning of rapid scientific and technological progress, that is, it is unlikely before the beginning of the 19th century.
Here in the 19th century it appears. In the” philosophy of a common cause ” by Nikolai Fedorov, one of the founders of Russian cosmism and the Russian transhumanist tradition, the idea that in the future people will not only achieve immortality, but also bring back to life all previous generations of people. In the early Soviet period, this theory was even seriously considered for some time, but later inertia prevails.
But in general, the idea is gradually making its way. It seems that the turning point will occur after achieving serious success in the fight against old age. This goal – “active longevity” – is officially accepted by international organizations.
Why didn't humanity try to solve the problem of death globally? What makes you think that?
And organizations working to achieve immortality were created in batches. Take for example any religion, even the Russian Orthodox Church.
The problem of death cannot be solved. Because death is the opposite of the process of life. If life is a process of physical activity of the body, then death is a process of spiritual activity of the Mind released from the body. The mind is too strong a spiritual energy and cannot be located in any closed object, including in the human head.
Well, of course! Of course it did!Only they do not solve the problem of death, but the problem of life. One of these institutes was founded in particular by Skulachev-solve the problem of aging. I believe in Skulachev's mitochondria)
Humanity, represented by various scientific groups, is quite diligently engaged in these issues – longevity, rejuvenation, and ultimately immortality are the subject of many scientific research in medicine and physiology. biology. You probably just weren't interested in the question. Achieving immortality is one of the goals of transhumanism.
A positive solution to the problem of death, that is, the establishment of immortality, is nothing more than Total Death.
Death is the most effective factor in maintaining the immortality of a species that is forced to constantly change and adapt to the changing conditions of its existence.
Immortality is the preservation of traits that have become harmful in the new conditions of existence.
And immortality is the most terrible punishment. Swift wrote very convincingly about this in Gulliver's journey to the fantastic country-the city of Laputa.
However, Immortality is recognized in a figurative sense. When it is not about the mortal body, but about its deeds or thoughts.
An example is Gerostratus.
Well, to begin with, attempts to understand death and overcome it have been made throughout human history. Remember: Chinese medicine, the Philosopher's stone… All this is also an attempt to defeat death in an organized way.
Now we already understand that there are a great many causes of death.
And organizations dealing with this problem are being created. For example: https://m.geektimes.ru/post/235635/
I also recommend reading Michio Kaku's excellent book, The Future of the Mind. There is a very fascinating description, including the possibility of transferring consciousness.
The” problem ” of death was solved long ago and globally: I gave him a blow on the head – and solved the problem. The problem of immortality will never be solved for the simple reason that it, fortunately, has no solution. Now, for God's sake, use your brains and try to imagine what will happen to you if the descendants of the narrow-nosed monkeys stop making room on the balloon for their own descendants. Do you understand that it is already almost gone because of the “success” on the path of life extension, including for those who do not even need it themselves? Ask very old people who have not lost their mind, a sober attitude to life and a sense of reality. And if we talk seriously about the “problem”, then it is philosophical in nature and consists solely in how to face death, firmly looking into her eyes, while maintaining a sense of self-esteem to the end. That's what we all need to think about, because we're all going to die sooner or later, not bothering with stupid impossible projects. Memento mori, guys!
When individual cells of the human body gain immortality, a cancerous tumor occurs that kills the person.
A significant number of immortal people will play the same role for humanity.
Now the question of prolonging an active human life is very acute. life is becoming more and more difficult and more and more time is spent on studying. This issue is being actively addressed.
But specifically immortality? What for? If we try very hard, our children will be better than us. And you need to make room for them in time.
Humanity has not yet tried to solve the problem of illness and disability. Apparently, disabled people feed chemists, pharmacists and doctors. Personally, what are you willing to do to avoid becoming ill or disabled? Is your health the main value for you?
in fact, humanity is trying to solve this problem, but to achieve not” immortality”, but “immortality for the elect”. Therefore, achieving immortality for all will cause another problem much more dangerous-it will lead to overpopulation, and as a result, people will live long but unhappily.
Of course, work is underway, but perhaps someone in power is afraid of losing Paradise and the rest of the afterlife with privileges? And what good will it do ?
There are already entire organizations and research institutes dedicated to the problems of aging and increasing life expectancy, for example:
The realization that radical life extension is possible has only recently begun to arrive, with the development of science and technology in the 20th century. Most of humanity still does not realize this, does not put forward any requirements for states, is not interested in biomedical services on the market, does not try to get the appropriate education and work in this direction. It is unclear whether modern scientific knowledge and technology will be sufficient to achieve this goal. Even funding for traditional medicine, not to mention new developments, is not enough. Another reason is that a significant part of the human effort is still spent on survival.
Achieving immortality? And why?
There must be a balance between birth and death rates,so that the natural resources necessary for the life of biological objects are not exhausted.
There is no point in immortality. Or, at the very least, there is no point in mass availability of immortality.
Because humanity is not one and therefore there is a struggle as if it were better for someone to live within the current life expectancy, and so the life expectancy has increased significantly from 35 years in a relatively short historical period.