The Probability of Humans Having Immortal Life
People who believe in extending human life to eternity fall into two categories: healthspanners and immortalists.
What are the chances that people can live forever? At first glance, this might seem like a science fiction movie topic. However, futurists like Raymond Kurzweil and Dr. Ian Pearson believe that immortal human life could soon be a possibility.
Today, people who believe in extending human life to eternity fall into two categories: healthspanners and immortalists. The first seeks to bypass aging through medical technology.
Think of the fact that people used to live only to 40 years old and this goal does not seem too far-fetched. We have already extended the human lifespan to 70 years and beyond.
To achieve this, scientists are looking into stalling the process of cell aging, called senescence. However, there are roadblocks to this path as researchers do not yet truly understand senescence. That does not stop them from working on it!
Although promising, this path will only take us so far. If we really want to live forever we have to embrace the path of immortalists. This is one where we merge humans with technology, embracing transhumanism.
Both these paths seem a bit extreme to regular people living simple lives. However, both have merits for the future of humanity's potential immortality. Watch our video to find out even more about healthspanners and immortalists.