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Will nano tech really let humans live longer and longer?

GaleHawkinsGaleHawkins Posts: 7,623Member Member Posts: 7,623Member Member
businessinsider.com/googles-chief-futurist-thinks-we-could-start-living-forever-by-2029-2016-4

"The second is work being done at Joslin Diabetes Center in Connecticut, which has used biotechnology to turn off the fat insulin receptor gene in animals, allowing them to eat large quantities of food without developing diabetes or gaining weight. By hacking the human body we can ditch millennia-old genes that serve no purpose and increase our lifespan significantly."



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  • MommyL2015MommyL2015 Posts: 1,411Member Member Posts: 1,411Member Member
    I want some. Who do I send a check to?
  • bpetroskybpetrosky Posts: 3,717Member Member Posts: 3,717Member Member
    It will help us live longer.

    Or end us...as speculated in the Grey Goo Hypothesis.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grey_goo
  • _John__John_ Posts: 8,601Member Member Posts: 8,601Member Member
    I think long term safety will be harder to predict than childhood vaccines...
  • sunnybeaches105sunnybeaches105 Posts: 2,846Member Member Posts: 2,846Member Member
    MommyL2015 wrote: »
    I want some. Who do I send a check to?

    Pricing this technology would be interesting because one would want to charge as much as possible but yet avoid the severe public relations disaster and regulatory reaction from going too far. Then, we have the risks of overcrowding and severe economic disparity that would naturally result from allowing the billionaires who would first be able to afford it to live forever. Would society develop into two groups, those wealthy enough to become immortal and who would eventually control all capital, and the remaining mortal serfs?
  • _John__John_ Posts: 8,601Member Member Posts: 8,601Member Member
    MommyL2015 wrote: »
    I want some. Who do I send a check to?

    Pricing this technology would be interesting because one would want to charge as much as possible but yet avoid the severe public relations disaster and regulatory reaction from going too far. Then, we have the risks of overcrowding and severe economic disparity that would naturally result from allowing the billionaires who would first be able to afford it to live forever. Would society develop into two groups, those wealthy enough to become immortal and who would eventually control all capital, and the remaining mortal serfs?

    I'd pay 8.75 (matinee) to see that. Is it in 3D?
  • snikkinssnikkins Posts: 1,282Member Member Posts: 1,282Member Member
    _John_ wrote: »
    MommyL2015 wrote: »
    I want some. Who do I send a check to?

    Pricing this technology would be interesting because one would want to charge as much as possible but yet avoid the severe public relations disaster and regulatory reaction from going too far. Then, we have the risks of overcrowding and severe economic disparity that would naturally result from allowing the billionaires who would first be able to afford it to live forever. Would society develop into two groups, those wealthy enough to become immortal and who would eventually control all capital, and the remaining mortal serfs?

    I'd pay 8.75 (matinee) to see that. Is it in 3D?

    Pretty sure this was supposed to be the plot of Jupiter Ascending. :lol:
    edited April 2016
  • _John__John_ Posts: 8,601Member Member Posts: 8,601Member Member
    snikkins wrote: »
    _John_ wrote: »
    MommyL2015 wrote: »
    I want some. Who do I send a check to?

    Pricing this technology would be interesting because one would want to charge as much as possible but yet avoid the severe public relations disaster and regulatory reaction from going too far. Then, we have the risks of overcrowding and severe economic disparity that would naturally result from allowing the billionaires who would first be able to afford it to live forever. Would society develop into two groups, those wealthy enough to become immortal and who would eventually control all capital, and the remaining mortal serfs?

    I'd pay 8.75 (matinee) to see that. Is it in 3D?

    Pretty sure this was supposed to be the plot of Jupiter Ascending. :lol:

    I don't discriminate against recycled intellectual property, I just want it to be done well...
  • sunnybeaches105sunnybeaches105 Posts: 2,846Member Member Posts: 2,846Member Member
    snikkins wrote: »
    _John_ wrote: »
    MommyL2015 wrote: »
    I want some. Who do I send a check to?

    Pricing this technology would be interesting because one would want to charge as much as possible but yet avoid the severe public relations disaster and regulatory reaction from going too far. Then, we have the risks of overcrowding and severe economic disparity that would naturally result from allowing the billionaires who would first be able to afford it to live forever. Would society develop into two groups, those wealthy enough to become immortal and who would eventually control all capital, and the remaining mortal serfs?

    I'd pay 8.75 (matinee) to see that. Is it in 3D?

    Pretty sure this was supposed to be the plot of Jupiter Ascending. :lol:

    The tomato meter rates that one a 26. I haven't seen it, but if that's the plot they can do better.
  • GaleHawkinsGaleHawkins Posts: 7,623Member Member Posts: 7,623Member Member
    _John_ wrote: »
    MommyL2015 wrote: »
    I want some. Who do I send a check to?

    Pricing this technology would be interesting because one would want to charge as much as possible but yet avoid the severe public relations disaster and regulatory reaction from going too far. Then, we have the risks of overcrowding and severe economic disparity that would naturally result from allowing the billionaires who would first be able to afford it to live forever. Would society develop into two groups, those wealthy enough to become immortal and who would eventually control all capital, and the remaining mortal serfs?

    I'd pay 8.75 (matinee) to see that. Is it in 3D?

    Wow! The matinee locally is $6 but $7 of 3D.

    Criminal now showing shows the brain info transfer technology concept plus I thought it was a good movie. The science writers seem to run 20-40 years of the implementation of new technologies. Nano tech some think is going to be a game changer. Flipping gene expression will be huge for sure.
  • mespreemanmespreeman Posts: 70Member Member Posts: 70Member Member
    MommyL2015 wrote: »
    I want some. Who do I send a check to?

    Pricing this technology would be interesting because one would want to charge as much as possible but yet avoid the severe public relations disaster and regulatory reaction from going too far. Then, we have the risks of overcrowding and severe economic disparity that would naturally result from allowing the billionaires who would first be able to afford it to live forever. Would society develop into two groups, those wealthy enough to become immortal and who would eventually control all capital, and the remaining mortal serfs?
    MommyL2015 wrote: »
    I want some. Who do I send a check to?

    Wasn't this the plot of a Justin Timberlake movie?
  • OfficialDSXIIIOfficialDSXIII Posts: 91Member Member Posts: 91Member Member
    If any of you have played Metal Gear Solid you know this can't be good! :scream:
  • CooCooPuffCooCooPuff Posts: 4,374Member Member Posts: 4,374Member Member
    tumblr_static_2qjzllx2q4w0c408w08o4wk8o_640_v2.jpg

    Personally, I just want to be a full cyborg already
  • sunnybeaches105sunnybeaches105 Posts: 2,846Member Member Posts: 2,846Member Member
    mespreeman wrote: »
    MommyL2015 wrote: »
    I want some. Who do I send a check to?

    Pricing this technology would be interesting because one would want to charge as much as possible but yet avoid the severe public relations disaster and regulatory reaction from going too far. Then, we have the risks of overcrowding and severe economic disparity that would naturally result from allowing the billionaires who would first be able to afford it to live forever. Would society develop into two groups, those wealthy enough to become immortal and who would eventually control all capital, and the remaining mortal serfs?
    MommyL2015 wrote: »
    I want some. Who do I send a check to?

    Wasn't this the plot of a Justin Timberlake movie?

    You all are killing my perfect dystopian vision
    edited April 2016
  • bpetroskybpetrosky Posts: 3,717Member Member Posts: 3,717Member Member
    mespreeman wrote: »
    MommyL2015 wrote: »
    I want some. Who do I send a check to?

    Pricing this technology would be interesting because one would want to charge as much as possible but yet avoid the severe public relations disaster and regulatory reaction from going too far. Then, we have the risks of overcrowding and severe economic disparity that would naturally result from allowing the billionaires who would first be able to afford it to live forever. Would society develop into two groups, those wealthy enough to become immortal and who would eventually control all capital, and the remaining mortal serfs?
    MommyL2015 wrote: »
    I want some. Who do I send a check to?

    Wasn't this the plot of a Justin Timberlake movie?

    You all are killing my perfect dystopian vision

    Would you settle for an imperfect dystopian vision?
  • sunnybeaches105sunnybeaches105 Posts: 2,846Member Member Posts: 2,846Member Member
    bpetrosky wrote: »
    mespreeman wrote: »
    MommyL2015 wrote: »
    I want some. Who do I send a check to?

    Pricing this technology would be interesting because one would want to charge as much as possible but yet avoid the severe public relations disaster and regulatory reaction from going too far. Then, we have the risks of overcrowding and severe economic disparity that would naturally result from allowing the billionaires who would first be able to afford it to live forever. Would society develop into two groups, those wealthy enough to become immortal and who would eventually control all capital, and the remaining mortal serfs?
    MommyL2015 wrote: »
    I want some. Who do I send a check to?

    Wasn't this the plot of a Justin Timberlake movie?

    You all are killing my perfect dystopian vision

    Would you settle for an imperfect dystopian vision?

    I see imperfect being filmed in color as a musical. It's all wrong.
  • bpetroskybpetrosky Posts: 3,717Member Member Posts: 3,717Member Member
    bpetrosky wrote: »
    mespreeman wrote: »
    MommyL2015 wrote: »
    I want some. Who do I send a check to?

    Pricing this technology would be interesting because one would want to charge as much as possible but yet avoid the severe public relations disaster and regulatory reaction from going too far. Then, we have the risks of overcrowding and severe economic disparity that would naturally result from allowing the billionaires who would first be able to afford it to live forever. Would society develop into two groups, those wealthy enough to become immortal and who would eventually control all capital, and the remaining mortal serfs?
    MommyL2015 wrote: »
    I want some. Who do I send a check to?

    Wasn't this the plot of a Justin Timberlake movie?

    You all are killing my perfect dystopian vision

    Would you settle for an imperfect dystopian vision?

    I see imperfect being filmed in color as a musical. It's all wrong.

    How about "Mad Max - The Fury Road Musical, Starring Russell Crowe and Hugh Jackman"?
    edited April 2016
  • sunnybeaches105sunnybeaches105 Posts: 2,846Member Member Posts: 2,846Member Member
    bpetrosky wrote: »
    bpetrosky wrote: »
    mespreeman wrote: »
    MommyL2015 wrote: »
    I want some. Who do I send a check to?

    Pricing this technology would be interesting because one would want to charge as much as possible but yet avoid the severe public relations disaster and regulatory reaction from going too far. Then, we have the risks of overcrowding and severe economic disparity that would naturally result from allowing the billionaires who would first be able to afford it to live forever. Would society develop into two groups, those wealthy enough to become immortal and who would eventually control all capital, and the remaining mortal serfs?
    MommyL2015 wrote: »
    I want some. Who do I send a check to?

    Wasn't this the plot of a Justin Timberlake movie?

    You all are killing my perfect dystopian vision

    Would you settle for an imperfect dystopian vision?

    I see imperfect being filmed in color as a musical. It's all wrong.

    How about "Mad Max - The Fury Road Musical, Starring Russell Crowe and Hugh Jackman"?

    The lack of nanobots, Grey Goo, and a real backstory killed it for me.
  • Lillith32Lillith32 Posts: 482Member Member Posts: 482Member Member
    Yikes. Imagine someone hacking your nanobots... nope.
  • VeryKatieVeryKatie Posts: 5,441Member Member Posts: 5,441Member Member
    It could deplete the world's food sources faster. So while the amount we have now may be fine (though it would be nice to be able to fully share it with everyone), I could see a lot of over farming happening and eventually might make people/animals die.
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