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By Michael G. Zey

during this exciting quantity, futurist and writer Michael G. Zey imagines a time during which expertise has stretched human existence spans to 400 years or extra. Genetic engineering, cloning, and stem-cell expertise will remove 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 medical examine, Zey's positive imaginative and prescient sees retirement changed by means of hiatuses among careers, and rest time spent in multi-generational houses. Key gamers within the debate comprise supporters like Cambridge college scientist Aubrey de gray, who envisions five-thousand-year lifestyles spans, and the novel futurist writer Ray Kurzweil, who foresees the merging of people and pcs. organisations comparable to the Coalition to increase lifestyles 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 developments as anti-progress and anti-human, Zey's personal ideas comprise debatable measures like human keep watch over of climate, colonization of outer house, and genetically editing meals. He concludes that the eventuality of a contemporary Fountain of sweet sixteen is nearer than we predict. Zey's predictions in regards to the destiny are considerate and fascinating.

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