Immortality is REAL?

Tech and Science News: Immortality is REAL?

Google's tech whisperer has called a lot of future technology that's come true. Now he says we could all be immortal by 2029. Just in time for all of us to hit mid-life crises!

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  • Squiggy888 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Trophy Finder

    1 year ago

    SOMA anybody?

  • PureMatty FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    1 year ago

    population control?

  • 13ullseye FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Idiot Savant

    1 year ago

    I get the impression a lot of people think immortality means you'll never die - it just means you'll never die to aging. There are still plenty of other ways people can kick the bucket.

  • Wolfwood_RoT FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    1 year ago

    So where does one sign up for being a guinea pig for such scientific tests?
    Just saying, if we're all going to die someday, I'll bet all or nothing on possible immortality... That or the virtual sex one. I'm up for either!

  • Robjec FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    1 year ago

    The problem with this and the fountain of youth articles in the dies bar is they address signs of ageing, weaker bones, gray hair ect. when the problem of dieing due to old age is more along the lines of every time your cells split your dna strands get slightly shorter. this creates a theoretical limit on how many times they can split and a maximum lifetime. while this would theroetically allow for a lifespan of several hundred years it is not immortality.

    • NotFish FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      1 year ago

      I wouldn't mind living for a few hundred years, as long as I don't end up looking like the Cryptkeeper's uglier brother by my second century.

  • APrecursor FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    1 year ago

    Anyone else think of Kyle when they said nanomachines?

  • MartyGras2

    1 year ago

    Personally, I don't want to be immortal. Just give me 100 years and I'll be happy.

  • 1000MCHIEF FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Follow @AH_Michael_dick

    1 year ago

    Can I not get Nano machines? I've seen what happens when someone gains control of them. Thank you Kojima for showing what could happen.

  • sirenite FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Beta Tex

    1 year ago

    Immortality would be very interesting, but I wonder how it will conflict with the overpopulation problems. As well as how affordable and accessible it would be.

    • kiraraneko FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold ms. obsessed

      1 year ago

      I don't think immortality necessarily means keeping people's bodies alive. Though anti-aging is interesting, I feel like it's ultimately futile since technology will continue to surpass our physical abilities until our body becomes essentially useless and cumbersome.

      More likely, immortality would mean keeping your consciousness alive by uploading your brain into a computer or something. Eliminating your physical body would remove the need to eat or sleep or create waste/trash and you wouldn't even need personal land to inhabit, which would pretty much nullify any problems caused by overpopulation.

    • Lanterncourt

      1 year ago

      It will likely be expensive and highly regulated.

    • Lanterncourt

      1 year ago

      Kiraraneko pretty much described the plot of the Matrix before the pills came into play.

  • Jin_D3vil FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold The Scotsman

    1 year ago

    Gus would have been the sexiest Frag Doll ever!! :'(

  • DavidtheWavid FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    1 year ago

    All this would do is make it so you're bound to die a horrible death. Get hit by a car, be there when the sun goes nova, or even then, eventually your particles will drift apart into the infinity of space.


    Besides, then retirement is pointless and nearly unattainable. If you plan to live forever, you have to work forever. Not to mention there will be deathmatch TV shows and life will slowly lose meaning, and Earth will become overpopulated.


    But that's in a few decades once it gets cheap. For a while, only the ultra-rich will be able to afford it. Do you want billionaires and world leaders living forever while the poor continue to die? Do you want Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un to outlive you and everyone else in the world?


    By all means, use nanobots to cure cancer, but I don't think the human race is ready for immortality.

  • DarkTempler7 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    1 year ago

    I feel like taking the memories of dead people would be a serious violation of a basic right people have. Unless they say they want it in a will, don't do it.

  • Phatnaru FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    1 year ago

    You guys are wrong about one thing. Without the fear of death, people won't be wasting their life trying to be happy with Netflix and masturbation, they'll be more willing look into scientific mysteries and learn, which we avoid now, because we do not wish to waste our limited life-span on a seemingly endless pursuit.

    • DarkTempler7 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      1 year ago

      You're assuming people will have the drive to do that. If people live forever they won't have a reason to leave a mark on the world. There are some people that will, but the vast majority of people will abuse it, because people are basically children that can't be trusted to behave if they don't have consequences.

    • Phatnaru FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      1 year ago

      Your chances of leaving a "mark" on the world are slim to none, and most people have figured that out these days. That's why people spend their time masturbating and watching netflix and playing video games. They've stopped trying to leave a "mark" and just enjoy themselves. There would certainly be room for pleasing yourself and watching shows after this, but people will feel more willing to invest time in learning things for themselves. In fact, people will realize that with infinite time, they will eventually be able to leave a "mark" no matter how long it takes, and, unlike many who have died, they will live to see the benefits from it.

    • DarkTempler7 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      1 year ago

      You're assuming that everyone that "leaves a mark" is someone like Alexander the Great or Einstein. Everything from inventing a new technology to producing a child is leaving a mark on the world in some form or another. All that is different is the magnitude and now long it'll be remembered for. But if people won't die, the majority will likely lose that drive since they won't have the knowledge that they won't be around and forgotten. Wanting to be remembered in some form is what drives people to do a lot of things and the loss of that will be a blow to creativity on some level. Though you are right that there are people that will devote large amounts of time to doing things that'll take more then one lifetime, but I think you're overestimating how many people will. I should also point out that this could have harmful effects on society, because again, consequences being removed.

    • Phatnaru FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      1 year ago

      I want it to be recorded that I am not the one that downvoted you. You make an excellent point and it is very well thought out. In fact, I upvoted you because I think the down was undeserving. I just happen to disagree. I don't think that that is the route most people will take.

    • kiraraneko FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold ms. obsessed

      1 year ago

      I agree with this wholeheartedly. How many people go their whole life without ever visiting that country they always wanted to see, or learning how to play that one instrument, or spending more time with family and friends? The sheer amount of information available at this current time is already overwhelming to try and absorb, especially when free time has to be balanced between work and any other lifely duties. If given several lifetimes, there would be so much more opportunity for learning and experience, something that people would undoubtedly seek after the thrills of netflix and masturbation wear off.

  • Phatnaru FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    1 year ago

    YESSSS. God I hope so. I can't wait!

  • Koudelka FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    1 year ago

    I haven't seen Gray since Fan Service podcast..... I miss those 3, Why does Rooster Teeth hate anime?!

  • gsus_17 UrbanPlanner

    1 year ago

    Sure, overpopulation won't even be an issue if nobody dies.... Here's the news: Death is the most natural occurrences of life. There is comfort in knowing that every single thing on earth has died for billions of years. If they could do it, I'm pretty sure I'll be able to do it just fine too. No need to fear it, just make sure to enjoy your time while you are here in this state.

    • ZBK FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Designer

      1 year ago

      You don't need to have kids if you never die. Most people on the planet have kids because they are aging and need someone to take care of them. It's just a fact. There's really no reason to have kids, which is reflected in a lot of first-world countries with declining birthrates.

    • Phatnaru FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      1 year ago

      I think lots of people will still want to have kids. It doesn't matter though, because, with death no longer being an issue people will be more willing to waste years of their life exploring the mysteries of science and those that are really dedicated never have to be stopped by death. Steven Hawking may be able to live forever if he makes it to that point. We'd be populating the rest of the universe and probably be able to start a few decades after immortality becomes a real thing. Everyone says that the human race is doomed to meet its end eventually, but if we can achieve immortality, this may longer be true. With immortality, "becoming gods" could actually be a very real possibility.

  • EricHVela FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Diciendo esas mamadas...

    1 year ago

    The issue is the accuracy of the predictions compared to the result. There is also another issue that his predictions missed.


    This is mine, but this should also be a common prediction among many: The widespread use of these predicted intelligences will be to impersonate real people for phishing and targeted advertising. The predicted nanobots will be the next warfare.


    His belief in the altruist nature of Humanity seems to ignore the few that can wreck things on a grand scale with the right technology.

    • Phatnaru FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      1 year ago

      With immortality, the only hostile people will be those with mental illnesses and religious beliefs. Not to mention that as these people begin to live 2, 3, 5, several, hundreds of lifetimes, our knowledge base, wisdom, and problem solving skills would become immeasurably long. Think about it. With our limited life-span we've managed to go from creatures crawling out of the mud, to geniuses discussing immortality being within reach just from our own creativity and ingenuity. Imagine if the life-span limit was no longer an issue. We'd become so intelligent that we'd easily be able to counter the villainous plans of anyone and soon after that, with everyone obtains several lifetimes worth of knowledge and wisdom, there would no longer be any villains.

  • TheRTV FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Round Peg in Square Hole

    1 year ago

    Since yall insist on not giving a source in the description, I'll make my opinion based solely on your video.

    86% is impressive... depending on the quality of his predictions. How specific were they? If they were like his predictions about being immortal, then they're not that specific. More like concepts that could be thought up by any writers.

    Albeit we are getting closer and closer to curing major health problems. Last year they were able to reconnect the brain and the spinal cord with some impressive tech. This tech with the help of an external computer translated the brain signals allowing a paralyzed man (held up by a harness on a track) to move forward with his own two legs. Recently I heard of new progress with cancer research. Which is a disease that is as varied and complex as the common cold, so that it pretty big news.

    tl;dr Unless he has specific implementations in mind, his predictions are nothing to gawk at. (Based on this video alone)

    Edit: Apparently I'm blind to the right side of the page. My point about his prediction still stands though. Mostly because I was generic with it.

    • TheeCapta1n

      1 year ago

      They have all of the source stuff in the link dump on the right hand side of the page

  • kinshoma FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    1 year ago

    so either he's watched to much Ghost in the Shell or he is actually a time traveler