Immortality by 2045?

According to several thinkers, scientists, and inventors human immortality by 2045 or even as early as 2029 is not only possible, but it is inevitable…read on.

According to several thinkers, scientists, and inventors human immortality by 2045 or even as early as 2029 is not only possible, but it is inevitable. They all are currently exploring different paths to achieve this goal and are looking for more public support as well as public debate of this issue, but surprisingly there isn’t that much of it going on right now. Given the social, political, moral, and spiritual implications of these coming new biotechnological breakthroughs and how radically they can change the lives of each and everyone of us, I believe that we all need to give this some thought, or we will be swept off our feet by all the changes that will come upon us within the next couple of decades.

 In February of 2011 Time Magazine published a feature article titled, 2045: The Year Man Becomes Immortal, which described the predictions of a very well known inventor and currently Google’s Director of Engineering Ray Kurzwail, who argues for some time now that we are about to approach what is called a “singularity point” due to exponential power of computing that we already possess beyond which we will surpass all biological limitations as a species including that of mortality.

 Kurzwail envisions humanity being able to cure all major diseases such as cancer and diabetes through explosion in medical innovations for example through nano technology and robotic implants, the latter  of which he points out that we are already doing, giving as an example the pacemaker for people with heart disease and brain implants for people with Parkinson’s disease.

 In the future he sees us merging more and more with the increasingly powerful and intelligent machines that will serve as an extension of ourselves into an infinite future though he dislikes the term often used  for it “transhumanism,” because he argues that this will not make us lose our humanity, but will enhance it, though many other people do not see it in such a positive way. Kurzweil concedes to his critics that such technology as any other one invented by mankind will be a double edged sword and could be used for evil, but he warns that trying to stop it will only force it underground and thus make it even more dangerous. Instead he suggests that we must keep it all in the open and develop ways to harness it for good.

7
Liked it
22 Responses to “Immortality by 2045?”
  1. KittyK Says...

    On January 24, 2013 at 4:40 pm

    Very interesting and only time will tell…


  2. nerdprowriter Says...

    On January 24, 2013 at 5:05 pm

    wow, interesting…


  3. LIVING BY GRACE Says...

    On January 24, 2013 at 5:30 pm

    These technology advancements is just another tool of man trying to do what GOD only can do thus man is attempting yet again to replace ALMIGHTY GOD with mere mortal man.

    In the Word of God, God set a limit on man’s lifespan at 120 years after He had flooded the earth. Now once again Satan using man’s mortal weakness is once again attempting to make GOD a lair by extending man’s lifespan beyond the set limits that GOD ALMIGHTY has set and which is recorded in THE WORD OF GOD.

    The fallen nature of man will continue to rebel against the Spirit of Truth, but man’s best attempts will always backfire, because one thing which man doesn’t possess in the ability to know all things and they do not have the ability to foresee what the actual final outcome of using this technology will actually be. They can at best theorize but that is not the same thing as knowing.

    The only Eternal Life there is, is in the Saving Grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, the Son of GOD who GOD the FATHER gave and sent into the world by a Virgin birth, and then laid His life down on the Cross of Calvary, was buried and on the third day was resurrected from the dead, and only by believing on the Lord Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior and inviting Jesus Christ to come into our hearts and lives can any person be forgive and given Eternal Life.

    Honestly, I would personally not want to live forever in a fallen world such as we are living in right now. I very much desire to see an end to the evil that is in this world and live with my FATHER GOD and His Son Jesus Christ my Lord and personal Savior in Heaven and then on Earth when the Lord Jesus Christ returns to set up his Kingdom at the Second Coming of Jesus Christ.

    Anyway, this is an interesting article but I believe that all of this technology is going to eventually backfire on man’s best attempts, because no man is GOD. Any time a mortal man has ever played God, it always has led to war, death and destruction on a massive scale. Man was never created to be gods or to replace GOD the CREATOR. Man is just man and will never advance to anything than the given purpose which GOD created us to be.

    In Christ with brotherly Love,

    Living By Grace


  4. Edyta N. Tehrani Says...

    On January 24, 2013 at 6:22 pm

    Thanks, Brother, I wrote it from a secular point of view, but I agree with you only in Jesus will we have true immortality, but before He will come again, we must be aware of what is happening around us because anything mankind invents is not perfect and can do some good, but also much harm. That is why discussion is needed.


  5. smokychristine Says...

    On January 24, 2013 at 9:59 pm

    I agree with you Edyta and with Grace. This type of longevity will only be under God’s will.


  6. Rezaul Karim2 Says...

    On January 24, 2013 at 10:34 pm

    A well written and interesting thought provoking article. Thanks for sharing.


  7. jennifer eiffel01 Says...

    On January 25, 2013 at 12:19 am

    I would love to have immortality.


  8. LIVING BY GRACE Says...

    On January 25, 2013 at 12:56 am

    Hi Sister Edyta.

    I realize that you wrote this article from a secular point of view and that is the reason that I responded with a Christian point of view, so to offer your readers both points of views regarding this subject.

    You and I both already know and understand that truly immortality isn’t possible without knowing the Lord Jesus as our personal Lord and Savior, but there are so many more people out in the world that still don’t. These people will fall all over themselves at the chance of immortality apart from God the Lord Jesus Christ, but will only be disappointed and forever lost in eternity.

    The technology and medical advancements that I have been hearing are in the pipeline are amazing but only the sense of the present. As far as the future would have it, there is no way that mere mortals such as man can know exactly how will these advancements will effect the world and the life on this planet.

    For example, with every single created product there is a creator behind it and this technology is no different. Who are the people set to roll out these products? Who are they really? And, how do they intend to use the power that these kinds of products would give them in the world. Would they use it for good or for evil? Only God Almighty knows the heart of man and what the future holds.

    As for me, they can roll out these products all day long, but when it is my time to go home – I am ready. Like I said before, I have no desire to live forever in a fallen world. My eternal life is in Jesus Christ; Christ is my life and I have no other.

    Although, this information that you have done an excellent job presenting does bring to my mind a lesson the God has taught me a long time ago in the prophecy as recorded in the Book of Revelation. I will go back and re-read the second half of the Book of Revelation and locate the exact lesson that FATHER GOD had taught me years ago and I may sit down and write a Bible Lesson/Study in the near future. I will also link directly to your article so to direct my readers and fans to the technology which you have presented in your article so that they may understand that this technology advancement might be used to by GOD to fore fill end of the age prophecy. Thus, it would also mean that this technology will backfire on those that use it on themselves, but by their pride they will fall.

    In Christ with brotherly Love,

    Living By Grace


  9. Abbie King Says...

    On January 25, 2013 at 1:18 am

    I guess what we have to do now is work hard to stay alive until 2045. How many of us will be alive by then? Cancer, Malaria, Diabetes, Blood Pressures, Accidents…who knows


  10. girishpuri Says...

    On January 25, 2013 at 1:57 am

    thought provoking


  11. caesar27 Says...

    On January 27, 2013 at 11:43 pm

    Nice share thanks for sharing..


  12. Jason Bladzinski Says...

    On January 30, 2013 at 3:11 am

    Wow! Really? I dont think so, we can’t cure anything easily now and in less than 40 years we will be able to achieve biological immortalilty? Sounds a little sci-fi. We were all suppossed to have flying rocket cars by now too. Plus the ethics scare me. Obviously this won’t be cheap technology, so the wealthly will most likely be getting these upgrades. What makes a human worthy of immortality over another, money? Gee, its always been proven the rich are the most moral and altruistic of our race, hasn’t it?


  13. Alex Douglas Says...

    On January 30, 2013 at 5:41 pm

    Wow…but then the world will be destroyed through over-population, destroying everything and leaving our immortal bodies floating round in space…Hmmm…heaven sounds a bit better than eternity in void!


  14. Alex Says...

    On January 30, 2013 at 5:48 pm

    Wow…but then the world will be destroyed through over-population, destroying everything and leaving our immortal bodies floating round in space…Hmmm…heaven sounds a bit better than eternity in void!


  15. CVSivaprakashan Says...

    On February 1, 2013 at 3:18 am

    Science need not struggle to make man immortal. He is immortal by nature. These scientists do not realize it shows their stupidity.


  16. academia-research Says...

    On February 15, 2013 at 10:22 am

    That article is so interesting and makes a very nice image in my mind. Thank you for sharing this info with us!


  17. buyresearchpaper.org Says...

    On February 26, 2013 at 4:24 am

    OMG……


  18. http://master-essays.com Says...

    On March 3, 2013 at 6:31 am

    That article is so interesting and makes a very nice image in my mind. Thank you for sharing this info with us!


  19. spider Says...

    On March 5, 2013 at 1:07 pm

    If somebody talks about immortality, that means they don’t know physics. Besides, we’ll have immortality when we died :)


  20. spider Says...

    On March 5, 2013 at 1:11 pm

    If somebody talks about immortality, that means they don\’t know physics. Besides, we\’ll have immortality when we died :)


  21. http://10offessays.com/ Says...

    On March 11, 2013 at 6:23 pm

    Best sptoso nice great so well ncie great!


  22. master-essays Says...

    On March 19, 2013 at 5:43 am

    It’s very important for me!!!


Post Comment
comments powered by Disqus