Ageing doesn’t necessarily have to be. Is this super-human idea acceptable and if so, what are the possible consequences of halting the ageing processes?
Identifying the mechanisms in our bodies that lead to eventual ageing with time is the process we should be trying to figure out.
- Finding the root cause of it in our genes is the biggest and most possible solution to longer and longer life expectancies.
- Even the most subtle upward shift in the research and development of anti-ageing tech and how to stop the ageing process consequently has a massive impact on all our lives.
- Developing medicines that may be able to halt or slow down the process to a certain extent would certainly take humanity forward like never before.
- Observations in nature have led scientists to firmly believe that it is possible to extend life expectancy exponentially.
- Bristlecone Pine trees and Red Wood trees are only a few examples of seemingly immortal beings. Some of these trees are dated to be 5000 years old!
- If humans were to become immortal through slow ageing, we would be able to learn more than ever before.
- Endless experiences mean unlimited knowledge and capability.
- Humans would always be at the peak of their health if ageing is halted. Everybody would stop growing when they reach the peak of bodily activities, producing not only smarter but stronger humans too.
- Space exploration would be child’s play for humans. If mankind is able to stop ageing, there would remain no limit to how far and wide we can travel in this universe.
- This market, if created, would be highly monopolistic due to high demand. If scientists are able to develop a drug to halt the ageing process, the market place for it would be huge.
- Population explosion would be a huge problem as well. Fewer people dying due to age would mean fewer people dying than usual. This is a straight way to seeing our planet die. While immortality sounds good, there are more cons to it than pros it seems.