HUMAN IMMORTALITY- SCIENCE VS DEATH

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Death is inevitable. But applying scientific techniques into our godly made organic bodies we can try to avoid our senescence. This article is about the possibilities of being immortal. Here we will explore the different scenarios and their practicality in all possible ways.

When we talk about being immortal there is a clash between religious and cultural beliefs. Religion says that death is necessary because the thing that comes from God must get back to him with due course of time. People calling it as gods will.

According to a scientist, the explanation is different. Science tries to explain death in 2 ways.

One by the second law of thermodynamics, which is that the entropy of all things leads to its wearing down and eventually its death, even the cosmic entities follows these principles.

Second is the logic of evolution or the way of nature systematics. We are crafted beautifully with immortal genes in mere mortal bodies. The reason being if we die others can live through it. Its other aspect is the theory of natural selection and if all organisms become immortal then eventually the resources will diminish leading to the collapse of the whole biosphere.

Also, a very strange but relevant question comes to everyone’s mind when they talk about death. Is there anything after that? What is the afterlife, is there a world for the dead, do heaven and hell exist. More than 10 billion people who already have died from the very beginning of the existence of humans have not returned from their death to solve their mystery.

Given here are the multiple ways of breaking the barrier to mortality

THE EXTROPIANS

As the head explains the extropians are against the thing called entropy. As the name suggests the second law of thermodynamics is applicable everywhere. But the technique here would be to slow it as much as possible.

This means the barriers like social, cultural, political and economic should be first removed. The next step is to get a longer lifespan through high intelligence, greater physique and wellbeing through improving physical and mental health. After achieving all these goals the next thing is immortality the thinks claim.

But there’s a catch that the mortality of our body has its roots up to the cellular level. To make an organism fully immortal has many complexities in its ways to come. So the most practical thing next will be rather than achieving total immortality we should focus on living a higher quality life up to 100 to 150 years.

TRANSHUMANIST

This process will work on making a better species than humans. First on the diet at nutritional level with loads of exercise specializing each muscle, then its further enhancement through body parts replacement and body enhancements and finally genetic engineering on the lowest of levels.

This all things have a term for it and it is manual evolution. Here we are controlling all the threads of evolution. The species born will be faster, sexier with high reproduction capabilities, stronger heathier and with vastly superior brain set.

MIND UPLOADERS

A group of scientist has a plan for all humans. You may have seen in science fiction movies where there is the brain of a human and body made of artificial things. Called the indestructible cyborg. As medical science is developing so fast in this decade that by 2029 we will be able to see nanobots that enter our human system to destroy pathogens, burn tumour cells, fix blood clots and finally to reverse ageing. And finally, at some point in time, we will be able to store all information about our brain and upload it as a computer does.

CRYONICIST

This process is the most familiar one. The main principle here is freeze-wait and reanimate. This means the freezing of the brain till medical technologies are capable to reanimate it again with full memory. Although scientists are a bit sceptical about it still lest keep our hopes high.

CLOSURE

If we humans are even capable to click on the methods which is a long shot. Still can’t say anything till we reach the future. But one thing is for sure that some methods do show some promise than the others. And our scientific mind full of imaginations.

Although till then enjoy your precious lives, live every movement of it and let us focus on the quality of life rather than the quantitative years.

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