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By Michael G. Zey

during this fascinating quantity, futurist and writer Michael G. Zey imagines a time during which expertise has stretched human lifestyles spans to 400 years or extra. Genetic engineering, cloning, and stem-cell expertise will remove ailments and make allowance for nanoscopic fix and upkeep of the physique. "Smart medicines" and caloric restrict courses will principally cease getting older and make sure fit our bodies and sharp minds indefinitely.Grounding his hypothesis in modern clinical study, Zey's positive imaginative and prescient sees retirement changed through hiatuses among careers, and relaxation time spent in multi-generational houses. Key gamers within the debate contain 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. organisations akin to the Coalition to increase lifestyles foyer the govt. for immortality examine investment and locate competition within the President's Council on Bioethics and "deep ecologists" advocating zero-population growth.Criticizing present environmental tendencies as anti-progress and anti-human, Zey's personal options comprise debatable measures like human keep an eye on of climate, colonization of outer house, and genetically enhancing nutrition. He concludes that the eventuality of a latest Fountain of minor is nearer than we expect. Zey's predictions in regards to the destiny are considerate and fascinating.

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