By Calvin Mercer, Derek F. Maher
What should you discovered you may reside a fit existence lasting for 1000 years or longer? Advances in biomedical expertise bring up the theoretical chance that folks may possibly dramatically lengthen or maybe indefinitely expand “healthy” human lifestyles. If this technological know-how of “radical lifestyles extension” is discovered and the know-how turns into extensively on hand, it is going to arguably have a extra radical impression on humanity than the other improvement in heritage. This ebook is the 1st concerted attempt to discover the results of radical existence extension from the point of view of the world’s significant spiritual traditions.
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2 According to Williams’s theory, the accumulation of these problems within an individual is approximately synchronized by natural selection. This general model appears to hold true for all organisms, even those with complex physiologies involving multiple separate organs and tissues. That’s why when the bodily systems of an old person are looked at in detail, they all show signs of decline. As developmental processes plateau near the point of maturity, all of the body’s cells and systems begin to decline in relative synchrony.
In physiological terms, aging is caused largely by random drift of biologically relevant information and accumulation of various kinds of molecular damage and debris that exceed or escape the organism’s repair and maintenance systems (AGE-ing is caused largely by driftAGE, damAGE and garbAGE). 2 According to Williams’s theory, the accumulation of these problems within an individual is approximately synchronized by natural selection. This general model appears to hold true for all organisms, even those with complex physiologies involving multiple separate organs and tissues.
In the more likely scenarios, the capacity of some persons to extend their lives will be set in the current matrix of political and economic forces. It will surely be seen as a uniquely valuable commodity—the elixir that the alchemists had sought in vain, the potion of the goddess Panacea—available to those with the resources to obtain it. In the less likely scenario in which it is readily obtainable and accessed by billions, an additional set of questions is raised, focused especially on natural resources.