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Ageless Bodies Without Sickness


Dick Pelletier


Ethical Technology

January 09, 2013

How ‘bout life in a body that can never age or get sick: Imagine living in a body fashioned from ‘designer genes’ that can never age or get sick. Now picture yourself thinking with a mind that processes data millions of times faster than today’s brains; and finally, consider a world with virtual reality indiscernible from reality and a technology that would enable you to change body size and skin color by simply using thoughts or voice commands.


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Posted by b.  on  01/09  at  12:31 PM

Why would we assume that viruses and bacteria would not just evolve and continue to effect our future bodies? Assuming that future bodies would still contain some biology (engineered or not).





Posted by Kris Notaro  on  01/09  at  12:37 PM

As viruses and bacteria evolve in the future there will be two important technologies out there. One is reading the genome of a virus or bacteria; instantly uploading it to a computer. And two; the computer will be able to analyze the genome of the viruses and bacteria and spit out an instant cure….. within minutes.





Posted by SHaGGGz  on  01/09  at  10:10 PM

“Why would we assume that viruses and bacteria would not just evolve and continue to effect our future bodies? Assuming that future bodies would still contain some biology (engineered or not).”
Because we are being “positive…”





Posted by Dick Pelletier  on  01/10  at  09:20 AM

@SHaGGGz,

This recent LA Times Article, “The gut and its bacteria a growing focus of research” at this link:

http://articles.latimes.com/print/2012/sep/13/health/la-he-gut-research-20120913

explains how scientists are already manipulating bacteria to promote health and treat disease. Microbe research will advance exponentially as the future unfolds and within a decade or two, humans could become immune to bacteria damage.

I place faith that this research will keep us ahead of bacteria dangers.






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