Anyone live on the Earth will reach the ripe old age of 1,000.
That is, according to a leading British scientist, who is determined to “hack” the human mortality by finding a scientific answer to the Fountain of Youth.
Dr. Aubrey de Grey, an anti-aging expert in the United States, estimates of new biotechnology will help us live centuries longer.
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“It’s extraordinary to me that it is such an incendiary claim,” Dr. the Grey, 55, told The Week.
His team at the SENS Research Foundation in California’s Silicon Valley, are the development of techniques for the solving of the ways in which your body breaks down in your later years.
That includes removing “junk” from the inside of your cells, which of course as you get older, as well as the removal of bad or damaged cells.
Treatments would involve the “bio-hacking” – the editing of your cells or DNA to make permanent changes to your body.
Injections or swallowed medicine it would warp your genes in an attempt to mechanisms that are the cause of your age, extend your life than what nature intended.
The SENS foundation’s work has peaked the interest of Google-founder Peter Thiel, who helps to bankroll her research.
And according to Dr. the Grey, the greatest obstacle going forward is the general public.
The London-born scientist says “popular misconception of the nature of the crusade” threatens to hold back research, like a lot of people are against the idea of human enhancement.
But it is not just Joe Bloggs he has to worry about.
Scientists opposed to the idea of bio-hacking as brand rash and irresponsible, if we don’t know what the long term effects of treatments.
Questions have also been raised about the plausibility.
University of Michigan professor Richard Miller told The Week that Dr. the Grey’s life-span goal is “so far from plausible that it commands no respect at all within the informed scientific community.”
The quest to extend the human life is gathering momentum in Silicon Valley.
The oldest people live to around 120, but the tech moguls with money to burn have turned to bizarre treatments in an attempt to solve the “problem of death”.
Some pay thousands to inject himself with stem cells, while others zap their brains with electricity.
A horrifying scheme looks rich crackpots try to boost their life by transfusing the blood of young people in their veins.
This story originally appeared in The Sun.