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By Michael G. Zey

during this exciting 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 know-how will eliminate illnesses and make allowance for nanoscopic fix and upkeep of the physique. "Smart medicinal drugs" and caloric restrict 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 means of hiatuses among careers, and rest time spent in multi-generational houses. Key gamers within the debate contain supporters like Cambridge college scientist Aubrey de gray, who envisions five-thousand-year existence spans, and the unconventional futurist writer Ray Kurzweil, who foresees the merging of people and pcs. agencies reminiscent of the Coalition to increase existence foyer the govt. for immortality learn 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 options comprise debatable measures like human keep an eye on of climate, colonization of outer area, and genetically editing nutrients. He concludes that the eventuality of a latest Fountain of teenage is nearer than we predict. Zey's predictions concerning the destiny are considerate and fascinating.

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