1. Standard memberDavid C
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    27 Sep '06 01:36
    Some interesting links passed my way by former co-worker.

    http://www.imminst.org/forum/index.php?act=ST&f=173&t=5270&s=

    http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=3847943059984264388&q=aubrey+de+grey

    http://mprize.org/

    Hey, at least Aubrey de Grey kinda looks like Jesus might have. What say you? Crackpots or visionaries?
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    27 Sep '06 02:10
    Originally posted by David C
    so you wanna live forever?
    no.
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    28 Sep '06 12:39
    Originally posted by EcstremeVenom
    no.
    I'm aiming for 100. I think that a good age to die.
    500 would be really cool to just to see how everything evolves and have some really good when I was your age stories.
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    28 Sep '06 14:27
    In my opinion, all animals, including humans, have the survival instinct. And throughout history people have been searching for 'the fountain of youth'. People want to live forever.... BUT!! for the unpleasantness of getting old and weak and failure of the organs. Therefore people would generally say they would like to live up to 70, 80 or 100 etc, PROVIDED that they remain HEALTHY.

    There is no point of living to be 100 if you are a vegetable hooked to a life-supporting machine and requiring people to look after you like a baby. Adam lived up to 930 yrs. And he was still making babies at 130! Imagine if you can live that long.... in the end it must be boring. You'd probably have done everything there is to do, experienced all there is to experience. And the world would probably become so damn crowded because people just refuse to die!
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    28 Sep '06 15:36
    Originally posted by ckoh1965
    In my opinion, all animals, including humans, have the survival instinct. And throughout history people have been searching for 'the fountain of youth'. People want to live forever.... BUT!! for the unpleasantness of getting old and weak and failure of the organs. Therefore people would generally say they would like to live up to 70, 80 or 100 etc, PROVIDED ...[text shortened]... ience. And the world would probably become so damn crowded because people just refuse to die!
    Grumpy people seem to live longest. 🙁
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    29 Sep '06 20:56
    live forever but the others die?
    live forever and the others live forever but then osama and hitler and stalin live forever?(the last two died already but bear with me)


    if you live forever boredom kicks in and you end up killing yourself.
    i cannot think of a reason why living forever might be a good thing but that doesn't mean i wouldn't take the chance of being eternaly bored in order to cheat death.
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    30 Sep '06 18:59
    Depends on the quality of life.
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    30 Sep '06 19:37
    Originally posted by mokko
    I'm aiming for 100. I think that a good age to die.
    500 would be really cool to just to see how everything evolves and have some really good when I was your age stories.
    who wants to be old?
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    30 Sep '06 20:13
    Originally posted by AThousandYoung
    Depends on the quality of life.
    de Grey and fellow researchers are investigating whether aging can be treated like a disease. Did you watch the video on Google? He suggests that the first person to live to 1000 may be 60 years old today.
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    30 Sep '06 20:24
    Originally posted by David C
    de Grey and fellow researchers are investigating whether aging can be treated like a disease. Did you watch the video on Google? He suggests that the first person to live to 1000 may be 60 years old today.
    1000 years is way too much for me.
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    30 Sep '06 22:431 edit
    Originally posted by David C
    de Grey and fellow researchers are investigating whether aging can be treated like a disease. Did you watch the video on Google? He suggests that the first person to live to 1000 may be 60 years old today.
    My friend Duncan has devoted his life to that research. Here are a couple of his publications:

    http://www.pubmedcentral.nih.gov/articlerender.fcgi?artid=21014&tools=bot

    http://www.jbc.org/cgi/reprint/M200229200v1.pdf#search=%22%22Duncan%20C.%20MacLaren%22%20aging%22
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    01 Oct '06 06:54
    Originally posted by AThousandYoung
    My friend Duncan has devoted his life to that research. Here are a couple of his publications:
    Those links went way over my head, but I hope your friend is working on the Methuselah Mouse Prize.
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