Apr 27, 2023

By 2030, Futurist Ray Kurzweil Says Humans Can Achieve Immortality

Posted by in categories: life extension, Ray Kurzweil

His bold prediction and the reasoning behind it resurfaced in a YouTube video that has gone viral.


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  1. Jack says:

    When judging people’s predictions, one should favour quality over quantity…
    Simple predictions like “We’ll carry computers in our pockets” are quite easy to do…
    Chess is nothing compared with “solving” immortality, seemingly the price of complexity…
    We’re barely scratching the surface of understanding cancer…
    Not even root causes of cancer. Mostly we just bomb it with everything else, and hope the patient doesn’t die before the cancer… And we still discover new ways it operates, e.g. through viruses.
    That’s one of hundreds if not thousands of pathways to death.
    We know immortal organisms: very, very, very simple organisms.
    I like the enthusiasm. However, I find the prediction quite dubious.

    IS Extra-Terrestrial Migration / Gene Engineering

    Eternal Life Society
    Migrating to Infinite Space-Time.

    Extra Terrestrial Migration — Gene Engineering

    Eternal Life Society
    Migrating to Infinite Space-Time.
    “We Can Become the Engineers of Our Own Body Chemistry.
    - In the Right Environment We Can Live Forever”

    Once we get off the finite surface of the planet earth and are capable of living in potentially infinite orbital space, there is no reason to have a finite lifespan.

    As engineers of our own body chemistry we can disable the genes that dictate the termination of our lifespan, as scientists have already demonstrated with plants and animals. There is no inherent limit to the “Lebensraum” (living space) in orbital space as there is on our planetary surface.

    The life span of each organism is determined by the environment to which it has adapted.

    The new environment will be our imagination which we can only fill if we live forever. We have to be immortal. There is no inherent limit to our imagination as long as there is time and space.

    The incentive to be a member in good standing in society is the pursuit of immortality. Humankind’s social activity, ultimately its urge to mate, is an instinct, just like the instinct to live. If the purpose of society is to protect and enhance the wellbeing of its members, then providing the means to achieve immortality should be one of its highest priorities. The “New World” must provide individuals with access to the experts, the education and the means to achieve immortality.

    The difference between our present world based on the formation and protection of family, tribe, nation and the “New World” is that the latter must have as its goal the pursuit of individual immortality.

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