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Suspended Animation is About to Become a Reality

Suspended Animation is About to Become a Reality

In the 1984 film 2010: The Year We Make Contact, an American crew are kept in suspended animation on a Soviet ship enroute to Jupiter to find out what happened to the American Discovery spacecraft. Upon reaching Jupiter the Americans are awakened from cryogenic pods to carry out their mission.

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What physical or mental enhancements are possible through gene therapy ?

What physical or mental enhancements are possible through gene therapy ?

Advances in genetics now permit to edit one's genome relatively easily. Gene therapy is now used exclusively to fix diseases, but could soon be used by transhumanists for genetic enhancement, such as augmenting one's mental faculties or improving one's physical appearance. What exactly can we modify and what are the risks involved ?

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MILE LIfe Extension Video Contest

MILE LIfe Extension Video Contest

Let us imagine that the world becomes convinced that indefinite life extension is desirable and that achieving it is feasible. The people aren’t sure how they can help though. A reporter turns to you and asks you to speak into the camera and tell the people what they can do to help the cause move forward. What do you tell them?

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A Well-known Anti-aging Supplement

A Well-known Anti-aging Supplement

Carnosine is a good supplement, with many studies offering indirect evidence for effects that ought to be beneficial. Carnosine reduces glycation (“AGE’s”) that gum up the cellular works. Best of all, carnosine is a telomerase promoter. But in practice, will it help us live longer?

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The sofa-larity won’t happen

Technology can resemble a box of matches in the hands of children. The invention of matches is smart, intelligent, but personal intelligence can take longer to mature. Our cultural intelligence will however catch-up with the smartness of technology.

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Anti-Oxidants can Nullify the Benefits of Exercise

Anti-Oxidants can Nullify the Benefits of Exercise

A lot of people still try to understand aging as a kind of accumulated damage, or wear-and-tear. Theories of oxidative damage are one poular version, and anti-oxidants have been promoted as a remedy for aging by people who should know better. One trouble with the damage theories is the of things that increase damage, but that lengthen life span. Exercise is the best example, but there are many others.

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