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Can Ageing Be Solved?

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http://www.technologyreview.com/biomedicine/22954/

Forget energy, the biggest battle in the next few decades will be between those that wish to use technology to enable them to have an open ended lifespan, and those that would not only choose to die, but would impose that condition upon all of us. Hayflick makes no argument about scientific non feasibility, he just waffles on about how radical life extension would upset the apple cart; maybe it's time we discard the apple cart.

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Guest anorthosite
Can Ageing Be Solved?

That would suggest it was a problem, as opposed to a natural process.

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That would suggest it was a problem, as opposed to a natural process.

Just because something is 'natural' does not make it desirable. People used to die in their early 30's of a variety of diseases that have now been eradicated. Are you advocating a return to a position in which there is no medical amelioration of 'natural' processes

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Just because something is 'natural' does not make it desirable. People used to die in their early 30's of a variety of diseases that have no been eradicated. Are you advocating a return to a position in which there is no medical amelioration of 'natural' processes

Not at all.

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Has little relevance to a self-repairing system.

Except that it also acts on the components of the self-repairing system itself.

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Forget ENERGY ??? UK Peak Oil 2000, peak Gas 2008. Johnny foreigner Frenchie don't much want to build us some new nukulars.

Enjoy the electricity whilst you've still got it. :lol:

A tiny fraction of a percent of the energy from the sun that hits the Earth everyday could meet world energy needs.

Oceanic tides produce enough energy to meet entire world energy needs

The energy is there to be had, we just got lazy when we discovered that this black stuff in the ground was essentially a giant battery of solar energy stored up over many millions of years.

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Earth that was could no longer sustain our numbers, we were so many...

Serenity?

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Except that it also acts on the components of the self-repairing system itself.

"That is not dead which can eternal lie

And with great aeons, even death may die."

They took the gene from Gordon Brown.

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Except that it also acts on the components of the self-repairing system itself.

Sure, but in biological terms entropy is a something we can counteract. One of the odd things about ageing is that people actually stop ageing altogether once they reach about 80's (give or take),but the cumulation of impairments to the overall biology of a person are such that the chances of catastrophic failure (death) are greatly increased.

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Sure, but in biological terms entropy is a something we can counteract. One of the odd things about ageing is that people actually stop ageing altogether once they reach about 80's (give or take),but the cumulation of impairments to the overall biology of a person are such that the chances of catastrophic failure (death) are greatly increased.

Good luck with that.

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"That is not dead which can eternal lie

And with great aeons, even death may die."

They took the gene from Gordon Brown.

A man so great they named a sauce after him.

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Good luck with that.

Only the hapless rely on luck. I'd rather side with competence.

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A man so great they named a sauce after him.

A man so great they named a motion after him.

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