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By Michael G. Zey

during this interesting quantity, futurist and writer Michael G. Zey imagines a time within which know-how has stretched human lifestyles spans to 400 years or extra. Genetic engineering, cloning, and stem-cell expertise will eliminate illnesses and make allowance for nanoscopic fix and upkeep of the physique. "Smart medicines" and caloric limit courses will mostly cease getting older and confirm fit our bodies and sharp minds indefinitely.Grounding his hypothesis in modern clinical learn, Zey's positive imaginative and prescient sees retirement changed by way of hiatuses among careers, and rest 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 novel futurist writer Ray Kurzweil, who foresees the merging of people and pcs. companies akin to the Coalition to increase existence 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 tendencies as anti-progress and anti-human, Zey's personal options contain debatable measures like human regulate of climate, colonization of outer house, and genetically enhancing meals. He concludes that the eventuality of a latest Fountain of youngster is nearer than we predict. Zey's predictions concerning the destiny are considerate and fascinating.

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