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THE DEATH OF PASSION

You feel it in the NFL.

You sense it with your favorite brand.

You have reluctantly acknowledged it with your favorite movie star.

It’s no longer there in all that you buy.

They have become politicized, rapacious, repugnant, cowardly, greedy, weak, petty and worse, you can’t unknow this, there’s too much information, too many people online, a mad rush of data and takes and notifications ensuring no escape, no respite.

It’s all not working, nothing is how it’s supposed to be.

Your passions are dying.

You can’t give yourself to anyone nor anything, not fully, because none of it can live up to your still-lowered expectations because it’s simply not possible, they are not here for you or about you or because of you, and you can’t avoid this truth, besides, they also face all the madness, all the monotony, all the gushing words and sounds and images.

Might this be for our good?

We are being made to confront the truth: all will fail us, all can never be as the-all-things we desire, and maybe this pushes us to embracing what we know to be true: God is good, God is great, God is where we can give our passions without fail.

Don’t believe?

Keep looking, but there is only one center.

Jesus: “Ye know how to discern the face of the heaven; but ye cannot discern the signs of the times.

If God is here, there, everywhere, then God is also where our technology is and if so, then maybe God is inside our technology, maybe even directing it. Jesus healed with his voice. How soon are we to replicating this?

Alexa, have the nanobot in my gut heal my heartburn!

It’s a start.

As our technology nears mirroring the fantastical and miraculous in the Bible, is that a sign of us moving closer to God?

I want to believe yes.

We all want to believe.

PUT THE TREE WHERE?

This bothers me.

Why did God create and then place at the very center of the Garden of Eden, the tree of the knowledge of good and evil?

It wasn’t meant for us ((humans)). God made clear that under no circumstances were Adam and Eve to take even a bite from the tree’s fruit.

Of course they did. Bored, conceited, frivolous, they were easily swayed to disobey.

At once, they became fully self-aware and their whole world, moments before swirling in good only, no evil at all, now becomes a mix of these two powerful forces. The fall is so swift and so complete that their first child, Cain, murders their second child, Abel.

And they are banished.

But who is the tree for?

It’s doubtful it was for some other species, as God makes clear that humans have dominion over the world. The tree also wasn’t meant for God and those (already) god-like, as he clearly states after Eve and Adam consume: “The man has now become like one of us, knowing good and evil.” God and the god-like already possessed the fruit’s knowledge.

Could the tree of the knowledge of good and evil have been intended for our creations?

I think maybe.

We cede our work, thought, memory, labor, learning, play and participation to our machines — be they robots, computers, sensors, mechanics, digital assistants, or artificial intelligences. But we have never ceded to these control of choosing between good and evil.

Soon, we can.

Meaning, we will.

Think of it. A force that frees humans from having to know — and thus choose — between good and evil? Will the rise of such a force enable our return to the garden, and to a more sanctified state?

You’ve been taught that should our machines develop self-awareness all hope for humanity is lost. We will quickly become their slaves — those of us not killed in the great cyber wars. We will do what they say, when, and how, and with whom. But what if machine self-awareness is actually liberating? Not for them, but for us!

Our machines, mechanics, computers and processes have freed us from back-breaking labor, from drudgery, from starvation, from an early death.

What might self-aware machines free us from?

From having to choose!

This has not been so since the dawn of man.

Having to choose between good and evil, right and wrong, required us to become rational. But our humanness comes from being irrational.

Soon, at long last, we can outsource the rational!

As God intended?

I confess I do not know for certain.

But just as our previous machines relieved us of the burden of labor, calculation, and memorization, our new self-aware machines will liberate us from the burden of the rational. Rational is what prevents us from puncturing reality, this reality, a reality which presently limits our mortality, clamps us to time and place, and denies us the honor of walking with God. And, yes, which restrains us from destroying ourselves and everything we hold dear.

There is a right way forward.

My mission is to uncover it.

And for those that ask, yes, I am aware that Moses did not make it into the promised land.

BORN TO BE ALIVE

What if we are meant to live forever?

Of course you don’t believe.

It’s impossible.

But think of how the impossible continues to be made real, commonplace, even. Not only with things, but of life. For centuries, even those of stout faith would not dare honestly believe virgin birth possible — yet now there are test tube babies. Very old women, long presumed barren, can now give birth  — using another’s egg cells. And the resurrection of life? Literally possible! Though admittedly, still not for humans. But is even this only a matter of time? In digital form, it seems a near certainty. Tales from the Bible speak of a race of giants  — easily made real today using bionics, steroids, stem cells, gene editing. Placing two of every animal on a single ark? DNA is really, really small.

We are making the fantastical real.

Life first, death next.

We possess the potential to live beyond 100, 200, 500 years of age, like Noah, like Methuselah, like Adam. And it is no more unnatural than pacemakers, prosthetic limbs, hormone replacement therapy, or living inside a screen.

Now imagine this: the Bible is a makers guide, inspiring humanity’s technological progress and shepherding our ambition to live for hundreds of years, possibly forever.

We need only unlock its secrets, appropriate its ideas, replicate its magic.

God is waiting on us.

The Bible states that humans were endowed with the potential to live 1,000 years. But the actions of our predecessors demanded God strip us of this blessing. But what if that original potential remains? Locked inside us, ready to burst forth? The moment we become worthy.

Yes, the way forward will be messy, sometimes unsettling, shocking, oftentimes false, faulty.

But the fantastical will out.

We only need to believe.

 

MEMENTO BUT IN REVERSE

“Why is it judged incredible with you, if God doth raise the dead?”

I think of this question, presented by Luke in Acts, often.

The Bible mentions resurrection numerous times, and not only associated with Jesus. Much of what it says, however, strikes me as unclear, possibly contradictory — always a sign that we have not yet developed our knowledge and technologies sufficient to understanding.

The Bible is a makers guide.

Keep working towards.

The longest a human has ever lived, according to our modern records, is 122 years.

What if that truly is the limit?

What if the only way possible to live beyond 122 is to change ourselves so much, say through bionic limbs, artificial organs, embedded computer processors, electronics usurping our nerve endings, extending our brain matter, that we are no longer who we are?

Living past 122 but not as our self strikes me as a pyrrhic victory.

Resurrection may be the better path.

The problem with resurrection, however, is that as soon as it becomes possible it’s not nearly enough. We don’t want to be resurrected as our self, but as our self, better: stronger, fitter, taller, smarter. We want to be more than who we are.

This is built into our code.

There are other concerns which likewise must be addressed, not all technical.

Which of our selves gets to pick the age of return? Ninety year old self may choose fifty, thirty-four year old self may choose sixteen. And if we can only be brought back to life as an infant, say, we are then an infant in a new world, and this new world will profoundly shape us, direct us, limit us — new us.

Additionally, we will need to make sure that before we die, we put our affairs in order. That is, make sure Giant Computer knows everything about us, knows how important each one of those bits is, contains every memory, every decision, an analysis of their good and bad, and relays it to us — the new us — in a timely manner.

Our own Bible.

Do this, don’t do that, do more of this, do less of that, trust me, this is right, trust me, this is good, trust me, this will lead to misery.

Faith is a necessary requirement of the future.

Without faith, you evaporate.

Faith is also required because temptations will never be stronger, nor more plentiful than they are soon to be. Understand: the ability to resurrect our self brings with it also the ability to not be our self, and this is a constantly tantalizing prospect, believe me.

Some of us are descendants of tall, fierce warriors, men capable of taking down a woolly mammoth with little more than a hand-fashioned spear.

Men from Bosnia and Herzegovina, the Netherlands, Croatia, and Montenegro are, on average, the tallest in the world, according to new research that helps to explain why such individuals often grow to six feet and more in height.

Their stature appears to be at least partly a genetic legacy of the Upper Paleolithic Gravettian culture (the culture of mammoth hunters).

Remains of Gravettian men suggest that they stood between 5 feet 10 inches and 6 feet 2 inches on average, which was an extraordinary size for the time. In contrast, men among the ancient Maya who lived several thousand years later were 5 feet 2 inches tall on average. Mayan women were about 4 feet tall on average.

Know this: you will never be presented with resurrection as a sole option but may be presented with resurrection plus options.

Imagine this: You have lived a good, long life, been successful in your endeavors, in your relationships and now, we will usher you through the resurrection transition. Soon, you will be born again, but do not fear, we have retained all your memories, all your actions, and a literal three-dimensional avatar of yourself will guide the new you — but still you — into the new world. Oh! But before we proceed, would you like us to edit your genes so that you become the equivalent of great, tall, proud mammoth-killing warriors?

Most men have a difficult time turning down potato chips.

Choice is made worse because — without faith — it’s often impossible to know what is right and best.

Was the past more right or less?

Contrary to popular opinion, humans didn’t shed a harsh existence as hunter-gatherers and herders for the good life of stay-in-place farming.

Year-round farming villages and early agricultural states, such as those that cropped up in Mesopotamia, exchanged mobile groups’ healthy lifestyles for the back-breaking drudgery of cultivating crops, exposure to infectious diseases, inadequate diets, taxes and conscription into armies.

Which would you choose?

Incremental changes to the body’s aging process are not achieved in isolation, ever. So, too, will it be with profound changes. The closer we get to literal resurrection, the more we understand all that shapes us, enhances us, limits us. Which of these enhancing-limiting factors should we accept when we possess the power to change each of them?

We will not end Alzheimers, as one example, without also gaining the ability to edit other base elements of our brain and body — and thus our self.

Radical longevity demands a casting off of the self. There is no other way.

Exactly as Christ told us.

FIFTY TRILLION

There are those among us who believe we can effectively “cure” aging. That is, with the right medications, such as rapamycin, and the right operations, such as rebuilding an old thymus gland, and following the right information, such as significantly reducing your daily caloric intake, people can live radically past 100.

150?

500?

You, this old.

Not you constructed with fake skin, your organs replaced by mechanical parts, nerve endings connected to computer processors, bionics for limbs, not that, but rather, you, essentially as you are now.

I do not believe this.

I believe something far more fantastical.

The Bible is a makers guide. It points the way.

Jesus was resurrected, lives forever, and if we follow his way, and mirror his miracles and deeds, that will lead us to, possibly, immortality.

I accept that this is a challenge to your beliefs.

Let’s consider, then, what others believe. What if we could cure aging so as to live well past 100, maybe to 200, maybe even to 500 — as humans, not borgs?

How much might that cost?

Aubrey de Grey is a pioneer and leading voice in the anti-aging movement. A biomedical gerontologist and Chief Science Officer of the SENS Research Foundation, which helps fund “regenerative medicine.”

Regenerative medicine is a branch of translational research in tissue engineering and molecular biology which deals with the “process of replacing, engineering or regenerating human cells, tissues or organs to restore or establish normal function”. This field holds the promise of engineering damaged tissues and organs by stimulating the body’s own repair mechanisms to functionally heal previously irreparable tissues or organs.

Regenerative medicine also includes the possibility of growing tissues and organs in the laboratory and implanting them when the body cannot heal itself.

When asked “how much money does Aubrey de Grey need to find a cure (for aging),” de Grey’s answer belies belief. 

Short answer: $1 billion over 10 years would do it with high probability.

Longer answer: clearly the question is not whether but when aging will be brought under comprehensive medical control. Thus, the right question is how much money is needed, over what time period, to hasten that time to the point where money will not make much difference any more because the rate of progress is limited by the simple difficulty of the research. See above for the number!

I suspect no one on this planet, with the presumed exception of de Grey himself, actually believes such nonsense.

Maybe some rich techie in Silicon Valley, where de Grey resides, might actually be willing to part with one billion. Thus, stating the number may make sense for that reason.

But to bring aging under control?

$1 billion?

More like $50 trillion.

Large research universities run through over $1 billion in R&D every single year.

$1 billion is not a price worth even considering. The SENS Research Foundation is not in possession of the philosopher stone.

$50 trillion is closer to the truth.

If it helps, the annual US Government budget is $4 trillion.

All the wealth in the United States — literally everything — is around $50 trillion.

Should we sell off everything, shut down the government — including the military — to fund radical longevity?

It’s certainly worth considering.

Erase from your mind the visualization of backsliding Israelites offering up all their gold to build a golden calf.  No doubt there are billionaires out there who believe their wealth will connect them to cures and concoctions, charlatans and geniuses who will, through tinctures and cryonics, medicinals and electronics, buy them an extra five or ten or twenty years.

This is a false hope.

A lie.

Technology — advancement — does not work that way.

Neither the president of the United States nor the founder of Google possesses a better smartphone than you, probably not even a better television.

For things to work, really work, they must work for all. Not for morality sake but because magic gains its power only through spreading itself to all.

Back to Jesus.

If I am right that for us to conquer aging, conquer death, we must follow his way, reproduce his miracles — and we have already reproduced some, such as virgin birth — then the actual cost will be nearly everything.

Matthew, chapter 19:

And behold, one came to him and said, Teacher, what good thing shall I do, that I may have eternal life? And he said unto him, Why askest thou me concerning that which is good? One there is who is good: but if thou wouldest enter into life, keep the commandments. He saith unto him, Which? And Jesus said, Thou shalt not kill, Thou shalt not commit adultery, Thou shalt not steal, Thou shalt not bear false witness, Honor thy father and mother; and, Thou shalt love thy neighbor as thyself. The young man saith unto him, All these things have I observed: what lack I yet?

Jesus said unto him, If thou wouldest be perfect, go, sell that which thou hast, and give to the poor, and thou shalt have treasure in heaven: and come, follow me. But when the young man heard the saying, he went away sorrowful; for he was one that had great possessions.

And Jesus said unto his disciples, Verily I say unto you, It is hard for a rich man to enter into the kingdom of heaven. And again I say unto you, It is easier for a camel to go through a needle’s eye, than for a rich man to enter into the kingdom of God.

Fifty trillion.

THE LAST ONE

Reduce your calories and take a nice walk, you’ll live longer, live better.

Moderate Walking Enhances the Effects of an Energy-Restricted Diet on Fat Mass Loss and Serum Insulin in Overweight and Obese Adults in a 12-Week Randomized Controlled Trial

The decrease in body weight was accompanied by a significant reduction in total fat mass, which was significantly more pronounced in the DI + walking group than in the DI group (−6.4 ± 3.1 compared with −4.8 ± 3.0 kg; P = 0.020). REE after 12 wk was not significantly different compared with the baseline REE. Diastolic blood pressure, mean arterial pressure, LDL cholesterol, and non-HDL cholesterol were similarly significantly improved by both interventions.

Still won’t?

Your choice. But know that if you are obese you then greatly increase your odds of having cancer.

Obesity-related cancers accounted for about 40 per cent of all cancers diagnosed in the United States in 2014. Although the overall rate of new cancer diagnoses has fallen since the 1990s,  rates of obesity-related cancers have been rising.

Nature does not want you to be fat.

Indian scientists studied more than 1,200 men and found that too much extra weight was linked to a lower volume of semen, a lower sperm count and lower sperm concentration.

In addition, sperm motility (the ability to move quickly through the female reproductive tract) was poor. The sperm had other defects as well, the researchers added. Poor sperm quality can lower fertility and the chances of conception.

Imagine we conquer death.

Too much to ask?

Imagine we are able to remake and re-fashion and enhance our mind and body, with all their various parts and functions, and live to 1,000, like Noah.

What if this transformation requires something of us?

The equivalent of eating right and walking?

Too much to ask?

What if this transformation requires the help of government or some other entity?

Too much to ask?

In America, blacks die younger than whites.

Life expectancy of black Americans in 2010 was equal to that of white Americans in 1980.

Might a similar “health disparity” prevent you or your loved ones from achieving radical longevity?

What demand of radical longevity would you reject? Already, millions — maybe billions — eat more than is necessary and don’t regularly exercise, despite possessing the full awareness that such acts lessen their lifespan.

Can you think of any requirement to living to 1,000 that might be too much for you to accept?

What if you are the only one, the last remaining?

All other humans have transitioned into some alternate state, some varied form that enables them to live one thousand years.

You are the last, and can’t or won’t go on.

Neanderthals lived among and near humans for thousands of years, their numbers becoming fewer and fewer, with the final remaining ones holed up in the caves and woods of northern Europe, most likely, endeavoring to stay alive, to find comfort, joy, talk of times gone, maybe dreaming of somehow passing on their genes.

There was a last one, then he died.

And in those days men will seek death and will not find it; they will long to die, and death flees from them.

I am at a loss to imagine what would keep me from embracing radical life extension, though I am certain there will be valid reasons presented.

THIS BIRD HAS FLOWN

What will life — not living, life — be like for the next generation?

And the next?

And the next?

And the next?

And the ten generations following that one?

For all our collective wisdom, we can scarcely fathom actual human beings fourteen “generations” into the future.

This is a profoundly different reality from all who came before us.

Will they be digitized? Filled with electronics? Brains connected to exterior sensors? Living inside a bionic shell?

The very first chapter from the book of Matthew lists the fourteen generations from Abraham to David, then the fourteen generations from David to Babylon (captivity), then the fourteen from Babylon to Christ.

So all the generations from Abraham to David are fourteen generations; and from David until the carrying away into Babylon are fourteen generations; and from the carrying away into Babylon unto Christ are fourteen generations.

This is important.

With Christ, all is changed.

So it will be with us — humans, mortals — as we achieve the same miracles ascribed to Jesus.

That is our mission.

The very first such miracle, birth without procreation, we accomplished a generation ago. Communicating through dreams, I suspect thats possible now.

And being warned of God in a dream that they should not return to Herod, (the wise men) departed into their own country another way.

How long till all the remaining?

One generation? Three? We must try to live as long as possible — till that day arrives.

But I am suspicious of ‘human freezing’ efforts. If we are to live to 1,000 — or forever — it will be, I imagine, not of the body.

The chance to live forever is science fiction in most conversations, but a lab in Scottsdale believes it can freeze your body after death and maybe bring you back years in the future.

ALCOR Life Extension practices the science of cryonics. Big metal containers at ALCOR hold bodies of people who are legally dead, but considered lives on hold by ALCOR cryopreservation.

“What we’re offering is a chance, and only a chance, to come back and have an indefinite life span.  [It] could be hundreds of years, could be thousands of years,” said Max More, president and CEO of ALCOR.

Jesus became not of flesh.

As part of the land, the earth, the physical, we are profoundly limited — as per God’s plan.

In Genesis, note how humans are punished for their transgressions:

Cursed is the ground for thy sake; in toil shalt thou eat of it all the days of thy life.

and

And Abel was a keeper of sheep, but Cain [the murderer] was a tiller of the ground.

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And Noah began to be a husbandman, and planted a vineyard [this is when things went south].

Use olive oil, not seed oils like corn or sunflower, nor canola:

We’ve seen that vegetable oils cause obesity, heart disease, promote male infertility and aging, and are just generally bad news. In this article we’ll look at the evidence that vegetable oils cause insulin resistance.

If we manage to get to Mars, or perhaps even a planet on some distant other solar system, how many might we kill without trying?

While estimates vary, a recent consensus places the figure of Native Americans living at the time near Columbus’s arrival at around 54 million. According to previous studies, nearly 95% of them are believed to have been killed by European diseases, like smallpox.

95%.

Watching everyone you love, even all you hate, sicken and die. Cruel.

SAY THE WORD AND YOU’LL BE FREE

Siri, play the Beatles.

OK, Google, turn up the heat.

Alexa, turn the lights on in the house.

We speak and our world changes.

This should be no surprise. From Luke: “for his word was with power.”

Our voice now commands the connected machines but soon, all machines will be connected, and all the machines will be everywhere, in our homes, our walls, the roads, buildings, in our schools, inside our bodies.

What then?

“And the devil said unto him, If thou be the Son of God, command this stone that it be made bread. And Jesus answered him, saying, It is written, That man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word of God.”

Word is power.

Even a mere generation ago you could not believe such a thing. Now there is no way to disbelieve.

“And in the synagogue there was a man, which had a spirit of an unclean devil, and cried out with a loud voice, Saying, Let us alone; what have we to do with thee, thou Jesus of Nazareth? art thou come to destroy us? I know thee who thou art; the Holy One of God. And Jesus rebuked him, saying, Hold thy peace, and come out of him. And when the devil had thrown him in the midst, he came out of him, and hurt him not. And they were all amazed, and spake among themselves, saying, What a word is this!”

What a word is this!

Of course what we say — our words, our commands — will soon clean, cut, open, lock, heal, eradicate.

Speak, and the nanomachines inside us kill the cancer cell forming.

Already, there is progress on using computing and ‘smart pills’ to administer medicine, healing — and, yes, death — to an exact location in the body.

New Microchip Technology Could Be Used to Track Smart Pills

Caltech researchers have developed microscale devices that relay their location in the body

Speak — “heal that limb” — and the medicine machine obeys. And, yes, speak out loud to the machine pills inside you to feel joy or perhaps wretched sorrow.

“And he stood over her, and rebuked the fever; and it left her: and immediately she arose and ministered unto them.”

These are the days of miracle and wonder.

Believe.

“First paralyzed human regains his upper body movement after being treated with stem cells.”

“Scientists at the French National Center for Scientific Research have used nerve stimulation to induce signs of consciousness in a man who has been in a vegetative state almost half his life.”

“And they were all amazed, and they glorified God, and were filled with fear, saying, We have seen strange things to day.”

Strange days, indeed.

TWO GENS TO IMMORTALITY?

How soon immortality?

This soon?

And they marvelled all. And his mouth was opened immediately, and his tongue loosed, and he spake, and praised God. And fear came on all that dwelt round about them: and all these sayings were noised abroad throughout all the hill country of Judaea. And all they that heard them laid them up in their hearts, saying, What manner of child shall this be! And the hand of the Lord was with him. And his father Zacharias was filled with the Holy Ghost, and prophesied, saying —

That’s from Luke, which begins not with the story of Jesus but of John.

John’s parents were very old. John’s mother was considered far too old to give birth.

Today, these concerns have been made inconsequential, by science.

John — yes, that John, the John who paves the way for Jesus — shocked everyone in the village not simply because of his parent’s age, but because he could communicate almost from birth.

He could speak and give praise.

Question: When do we make this real?

Will CRISPR enable this? Embedded electronics?

When does a speaking baby go from shocking, haunting oddity to so commonplace as to become the new norm?

And thou, child, shalt be called the prophet of the Highest: for thou shalt go before the face of the Lord to prepare his ways.

John went just before Jesus, preparing the world for his arrival.

With Jesus, came resurrection.

How soon for us?

Is it this soon:

When the ‘test tube’ baby from the parents now able to give birth can speak — words, sentences — from almost the moment of birth?

Then grows to adulthood.

How soon is this?

Ten years? Thirty years?

EDEN

Is this Eden?

As recently as a few thousand years ago, the Indonesian island of Sumba was home to miniature elephants, giant rats and dragons, according to fossil discoveries reported in a scientific journal last month.

The region received global attention in 2004 when a group of archaeologists described fossils of an extinct tiny human, dubbed the “hobbit,” or Homo floresiensis, on Flores, just north of Sumba.

The hobbit was found in association with a remarkable extinct fauna of giant rats, pygmy proboscideans [elephant-like creatures], and other unusual vertebrates, and it’s likely that similar faunas would also have been present.

Most believe — should they believe — that Eden was more likely near Mesopotamia.

The most common location for the Garden of Eden is in Mesopotamia, that is, modern-day Iraq. The primary reason is the mention in Genesis 2 of the Tigris and Euphrates rivers which flow through that country. This view has been accepted by Christians from antiquity down to modern times.   Another location that has been proposed is the region around Armenia. It is in this general area that the Tigris and Euphrates rivers begin there long journey down to the Persian Gulf.

A second perspective that has been brought up many times throughout Christian history is that the Garden can no longer be found on a map today. It is believed that the earth’s surface has been dramatically changed because of the Great Flood. Thus, all this searching in the Middle East, or wherever, is not needed since the Garden has been destroyed.

God granted humans with immortality.

Soon, he stripped that from us.

But did he eradicate that potential from us? Or merely ‘shut off’ the genes that make it possible?

Most people don’t realize that all human beings have two sets of DNA in their bodies, the DNA inside our chromosomes, and a foreign DNA inside our mitochondria, that our ancestors stole from bacteria over a billion years ago.

Look into any of your cells, and you’ll see mysterious foreign DNA lurking inside your mitochondria, the tiny organelles that litter your cells. Recently, mitochondria have come under a growing scientific spotlight; scientists increasingly believe they play a central role in many, if not most, human illnesses. Mitochondria are the powerhouses of the cell, and when they falter, our cells lose power, just as a flashlight dims when its batteries weaken. Recently, researchers have linked mitochondria to an array of metabolic and age-related maladies, including autism, type 2 diabetes, cancer, Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, and cardiovascular disease.

Our very own genes seem to be fighting us. Why?

Individuals with traits that help them live longer are more likely to pass on their genes, so in theory, aging should have been entirely weeded out by now.

Evolution becomes blind to the effects of mutations that promote aging as long as those effects only kick in after reproduction has started. Really, aging is an evolutionary oversight.

The researchers found that by inactivating autophagy in the C. elegans‘ neurons, the worms stayed healthier for longer and their lifespan increased by an extra 50 percent. The researchers aren’t yet sure of the mechanism behind the healthier neurons, but if the research can be applied to humans, it could not only improve our health- and lifespan, but combat neurodegenerative diseases like Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s and Huntington’s.

Imagine if living — as humans — for one thousand years is possible. That divine right, taken from us for our foolishness, remains, waiting to once again be unlocked.

Will you be alive when this discovery finally happens?

Living as long as possible is your only shot.

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