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Download e-book for iPad: Ageless Nation: The Quest for Superlongevity and Physical by Michael G. Zey

By Michael G. Zey

ISBN-10: 141285380X

ISBN-13: 9781412853804

during this fascinating quantity, futurist and writer Michael G. Zey imagines a time during which know-how has stretched human lifestyles spans to 400 years or extra. Genetic engineering, cloning, and stem-cell know-how will eliminate illnesses and make allowance for nanoscopic fix and upkeep of the physique. "Smart medications" and caloric restrict courses will mostly cease getting older and make sure fit our bodies and sharp minds indefinitely.Grounding his hypothesis in modern clinical study, Zey's positive imaginative and prescient sees retirement changed by way of hiatuses among careers, and relaxation time spent in multi-generational houses. Key gamers within the debate contain supporters like Cambridge collage scientist Aubrey de gray, who envisions five-thousand-year existence spans, and the novel futurist writer Ray Kurzweil, who foresees the merging of people and pcs. agencies corresponding to the Coalition to increase existence foyer the govt. for immortality examine investment and locate competition within the President's Council on Bioethics and "deep ecologists" advocating zero-population growth.Criticizing present environmental developments as anti-progress and anti-human, Zey's personal recommendations comprise debatable measures like human regulate of climate, colonization of outer house, and genetically editing nutrition. He concludes that the eventuality of a contemporary Fountain of juvenile is nearer than we predict. Zey's predictions concerning the destiny are considerate and fascinating.

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