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7 Technologies Trying to Make us Immortal

Nutritionists say that the natural way we humans can extend our lifespan is by living on no more than 1500 calories a day, taking regular vitamin injections and ridding our bodies of toxins.

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At Strange Mysteries we’ve covered the field of gene manipulation many times, so you may already know about the CRISPR Cas9 editing tool.

Until our recent developments in gene editing and micro-robotics, cryogenically freezing people was deemed the most likely way for humans to live for extended periods of time.

As with Cryonics, the methods involved in Chemical-based suspended animation are intended to preserve a human body for a set period of time, rather than extend their life-span, but unlike with Cryonics, experiments in this field have actually had some success.

Nanotechnology is still in its infancy, and we’re clearly some way off from having swarms of microscopic robots tend to our every need.

If we come to understand how human consciousness works, and we know its limitations and requirements, could we upload and download our minds into new bodies or machines, as easily as I’m downloading new episodes of South Park right this minute?

Italian neurosurgeon Sergio Canavero has been in the news a lot lately, as he claims he’s about to perform the world’s first ever human head transplant operation.

Rather than transplanting a whole human head, might it be possible to instead move the human brain to a new body or vessel, thus eliminating the need to analyse and understand the mind on anything but a physical level?

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