RE: Becoming Immortal? (was: The Promise of Cryonics (was Re: ethical problem?))

Gina Miller (
Mon, 26 Apr 1999 20:48:24 PDT

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One word: Nanotechnology
>Nanotechnology will help resolving a whole bunch of problems, but
might I
>suggest that we do not think of it as a magical artifact capable of
>fulfilling all our dreams?
>I do not think that nanotech alone would be able to solve the
problems of
>cell death and brain malfunction. Nanotech could not produce new
veins or
>blood cells nor would it be able to rejuvenate the old body cells.
>divide, and in the aging process, this becomes more and more slowly
until it
>eventually stops. How would Nanotech be able to alter this?
>>>> Well, this is indeed a very desirable future, yet, I think that
>>>> it is impossible to to become immortal in the classic way. The
>>>> human body cells - at least some of them - aren't made for
>>>> perpetual function. Life can be extended to an age of about 120
>>>> years, with the average lifespan ranging somewhere around the
>>>> nineties, but then, eventually, some important cells will
>>>> simply stop replicating. All you can do then is to hope that
>>>> they will still be working, though at a slowly decaying rate.

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