That’s Impossible: Eternal Life
Is it possible to inherit eternal life? Some believe that the first children who will live to the age of 1000 are already born. To learn how humanity is about to defeat death, we will investigate the plans to grow replacement parts of the body in the laboratory, microscopic robots that could wipe out deadly diseases, and the possibility that aging itself may be reversed by taking a page from one of history’s darkest legends.
Cambridge University geneticist Aubrey de Grey has famous words: “The first person to live to be 1,000 years old is certainly alive today … whether they realize it or not, barring accidents and suicide, most people now 40 years old or younger can expect to live forever. ”
Gray is perhaps too optimistic, but many others have joined the search for a virtual fountain of youth. In fact, a growing number of scientists, doctors, geneticists and nanotech experts-many with impeccable academic credentials – insist that there is no reason why aging is not hard can be dramatically slowed or prevented altogether. Not only is it theoretically possible, they say, but a scientifically achievable goal that can and should be on time for the benefit of those who are alive today.
That’s Impossible: Eternal Life,