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By Michael G. Zey

during this interesting quantity, futurist and writer Michael G. Zey imagines a time during which know-how has stretched human existence spans to 400 years or extra. Genetic engineering, cloning, and stem-cell expertise will get rid of illnesses and make allowance for nanoscopic fix and upkeep of the physique. "Smart medicines" and caloric limit courses will principally cease getting older and confirm fit our bodies and sharp minds indefinitely.Grounding his hypothesis in modern medical learn, Zey's confident imaginative and prescient sees retirement changed by way of hiatuses among careers, and relaxation time spent in multi-generational houses. Key gamers within the debate comprise supporters like Cambridge collage scientist Aubrey de gray, who envisions five-thousand-year existence spans, and the unconventional futurist writer Ray Kurzweil, who foresees the merging of people and desktops. agencies comparable to the Coalition to increase lifestyles foyer the govt. for immortality study investment and locate competition within the President's Council on Bioethics and "deep ecologists" advocating zero-population growth.Criticizing present environmental developments as anti-progress and anti-human, Zey's personal recommendations contain arguable measures like human keep an eye on of climate, colonization of outer house, and genetically editing foodstuff. He concludes that the eventuality of a latest Fountain of juvenile is nearer than we expect. Zey's predictions concerning the destiny are considerate and fascinating.

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