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Life expectancy is increasing in the developed world. But Cambridge University geneticist Aubrey de Grey believes it will soon extend dramatically to 1,000. Here, he explains why.

Ageing is a physical phenomenon happening to our bodies, so at some point in the future, as medicine becomes more and more powerful, we will inevitably be able to address ageing just as effectively as we address many diseases today.

I claim that we are close to that point because of the SENS (Strategies for Engineered Negligible Senescence) project to prevent and cure ageing.

It is not just an idea: it’s a very detailed plan to repair all the types of molecular and cellular damage that happen to us over time…”

Aubrey de Grey: “The first person to live to 1,000 might be 60 already”

Cambridge geneticist Aubrey de Grey

That was taken from BBC News, where an article was written about Aubrey de Grey’s statement about how he is believes we could soon live up to 1,000 years old.

Should we really play God?

Should we really cure ageing?

I personally dont think we should tamper with how long each person is to live for. Although I do believe we should find cures for diseases etc, but not to save ageing for ever, or at least until 1,000 years old as Aubrey de Grey claims. I believe that this could really cause damage to our world, for example, over crowding, not enough jobs…etc.

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