Immortality is close to being discovered by scientists. Immortal jellyfish (Turritopsis nutricula), so far the only immortal creature on Earth, is the first step to immortality. Cryonics and cryongenics are explained.
Immortality is close to being discovered by scientists. Immortal jellyfish, so far the only immortal creature on Earth, is the first step to immortality.
Turritopsis nutricula jellyfish, have the ability to turn backwards in their life or reverse the life cycle. The life of a Turritopsis nutricula is like this. Baby- Kid- Mature Teen- Adult. They can rewind into any one those stages repeatedly making themselves immortal. Baby to adult to baby.
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What’s left to do is find the genetic structure of the jellyfish and try to copy it. Many of you heard that scientists made their own bacteria/ life (which is now frozen). If they can just make more bacteria with the genetic structure and DNA of the Turritopsis Nutricula to test it out, we might get immortal life.
A video of a scientist explains the means of immortality.
But its not all about the jellyfish. On youtube, a person was found commenting this:
Immortality for humans will be this. Humans will pay money to download their brain to a mainframe, they will exist virtually until cloning becomes legal and effective and the technology exists to download the virtual self into the clone. Instant Immortality. Keep a copy of yourself virtually just in case of accidental death. This could also solve deep space travel. Exist virtually during the trip in a machine until you arrive, at some point grow your clone, download and explore.
I heard on several shows that scientists have frozen people so they can be awaken decades later. There is only one problem- unfreezing them. The procedure is called cryonics.
It is the low-temperature preservation of humans and animals who can no longer be sustained by contemporary medicine, with the hope that healing and resuscitation may be possible in the future.-Text from Wikipedia
With the current technology, cryoperservation is irreversible. We hope someday we can revive them with highly-advanced technology in the future. The cost of a whole body cryoperservation costs $200,000. Cryonics first began in 1962. As of 2010, around 200 people have been cryoperserved.
Michael Jackson + Cryochamber
Rumors are that Michael Jackson wanted to be frozen in a cryochamber, in the hope that he will be revived years later.
But the question’s are: Would it be affordable for us to be immortal? How much would it cost? Would it not somehow change the way of life? And are we meant to immortal?