Thursday, February 09, 2006

Who wants to live forever?

I heard a Biologist on 'Start the Week' on Radio 4 who has worked out a way of treating living beings on a cellular level to stop the aging process. In this way he believes Humans could live to be 1000 years old.

Apparently your treatment would start at about 40 years of age and you would forever be locked in a state of middle age. So, no more decline into frailty. He also believes that the treatments will be available in 10-15 years, following rigorous testing on mice.

Is it just me or does this sound like an horrific idea?

You can listen again to the programme here

6 Comments:

Blogger Chris said...

The thought of another 971 years of this shit fills me with dread.

4:36 PM  
Blogger HotPhil said...

Hallmark would make a killing

4:47 PM  
Blogger OboeJane said...

The pensions crisis is surely bad enough already....

8:30 PM  
Blogger rach said...

no but that's the point you see - Noone would ever reach pensionable age. We would all be middle aged for 100 years

1:53 PM  
Blogger rach said...

1000 years sorry

1:54 PM  
Blogger Tim said...

There can be only One.

9:33 AM  

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