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The Ethics of the Future: Genetic Engineering and Immortality Medicine

2015 is Going to Be a Fascinating Year for Longevity Science

By Professor Mark

How do you feel about the potential for great advances in Human Longevity Science that have been occurring in recent years? Do you feel excited about the prospect of living a much longer life, or are you indifferent? Are you nervous about the prospects of what this sort of tinkering with genetics and human nature might bring?

Is the potential for a vastly expanded lifespan going to be something that everyone can enjoy, or will it be an advantage simply for those that can afford it? If you could live 100 years longer, would you want to? Would you care if the opportunity were afforded to you as an individual? Would such a huge opportunity lead to a new and beautiful life on earth, or would earth somehow take these momentous advantages and turn the world on its head?

My Beliefs Regarding Advanced Genetic Engineering

Many years ago, when I was an undergraduate at Penn State, our professor posited similar questions in our Genetics Class, which played a major role in affecting my beliefs toward the subject of hyper-longevity and Genetic Engineering. The class was large, with more than 100 students, and my professor asked the class what their opinions were regarding the use of genetic manipulation and engineering to alter human life.

Surprisingly, the class was completely silent. In response to this silence, the professor called up two students to debate the subject. One of my classmates volunteered to voice his opposition to genetic engineering, and I chose to volunteer, providing an argument in favor of it.

My opponent voiced his opinion to the class that genetic engineering for this purpose would be ethically wrong because it is not in man’s best interest to play God. Most of our classmates seemed to agree, nodding subtly in agreement.

Personal Aesthetic: Choosing to Be Different

I felt as though I was standing upon a grand crossroads of history. As I looked around the class, it felt as though all of my classmates, for all of their cliquish differences, were being incredibly closed-minded, like they just accepted what they had been told all their lives and were afraid to think for themselves.

After the professor gauged the response of the students, I had my opportunity to argue in favor of this advanced human genetic engineering. I glanced around the class, and felt my argument come together cleanly in my mind. I saw white girls with bleached hair stretching down their backs, more than a few of which had fake breasts. I saw black girls with expensive weaves and complex and expensive hairstyles.

There were white students mimicking their hip hop and rap idols, and I even saw a young Asian student that had very obviously dyed her hair red. In my class I saw a great commingling of different styles. People both attempting to exemplify American standards of beauty and those taking on the aspects of other cultures, adopting them as their own.

As I looked around at all of this, recognizing the great diversity in my class, I had a strong feeling that there was not one person in the class that didn’t have at least one thing they wanted to alter about the characteristics they were born with. I continued thinking to myself, that these students probably wanted to be different in a variety of different ways: some wanted to be smarter, some taller. Some girls wish they had larger breasts, and some guys wanted larger penises. Others probably wish that they didn’t have to go through the trouble to put in contacts and hair dyes to look like the person they wish they were. For myself, I would have given anything just to be a few inches taller.

A Call for Genetic Freedom

After standing quietly for a moment, with all of these thoughts running through my at head a rapid place, I spoke from my position, in the back of the class, and suddenly stated loudly: Genetic Freedom!

I felt that just those two words spoke for themselves, but my professor threw a dejected glance in my direction, and I could detect her shaking her head almost imperceptibly. Her silence was a sign that she needed more. After the brief silence, I continued. I argued to the class that the individual should have full control to alter his DNA as he sees fit, so long as it doesn’t negatively impact society or the rights of anyone else.

She seemed thoroughly unhappy with the argument, and the class began to chatter loudly, nearly in unison. After the short spate of controlled chaos, the class continued with liveliness and energy, but I felt that others in the class largely shunned me as a result of the fervent beliefs I expressed in regard to what legitimately amounted to the potential future of the human race.

Will People Be Able to Resist Genetic Alteration?

I still laugh to myself to this day about how my belief met such incredulity in the face of so many. In the future, once science makes it possible to make such powerful changes to humanity at the genetic level, I am confident that these same students, if given the actual opportunity to improve themselves through futuristic genetic methods, would absolutely jump at the chance with no second thought.

It wouldn’t be Playing God. It wouldn’t be unethical. It would simply be the new reality. In fact, once the time comes to pass when Genetic Alteration becomes a reality, the exact same people today that seek out plastic surgery and cosmetic surgery will clamor for these procedures as soon as they become available. In the end, I believe I made a B in the course, which is regretful, because I’ve always remained highly interested in genetics.

The Future of Humanity: The Organic and the Engineered

Another of my professors at Penn State, himself with a doctorate in genetics, explained an interesting aspect of human evolution, one which I had never thought of before. He explained that the many races that make up humanity as a whole developed their differences as a result of dispersing far from one another, and slowly adapting to their new environments over time.

After they migrated, geography, distance, and other factors kept them from interacting heavily with one another, which caused their minor adaptations to become more pronounced. In the same way that they developed their own habits and cultures, their aesthetic and physical makeup also changed. Some grew taller, others grew paler, and each individual culture became maximally resistant to the diseases which were prominent in their area.

Even though these physical and genetic changes were significant, any healthy woman on earth could still mate with any other healthy man, no matter how different he looked or acted. What he said that truly sparked my mind was that if the different races of human beings stayed geographically isolated from one another for longer period of time, eventually the different races could have changed enough to where they could no longer produce children with one another.

Could Genetically Engineered Humans Evolve Beyond Humanity?

This can also apply to the future of genetic engineering. The modern world is so interconnected that geography has no impact on the ability of humans to breed with one another, but genetic enhancement may lead to a point at which a human born today would not be able to mate with an individual that was the result of generations of genetically altered parents.

As Genetic Engineering becomes more advanced, humans may change enough at the genetic level to prevent interbreeding between lineages which have undergone these advancements and those that chose not to. This change would of course be gradual, first reducing the ability to conceive before denying that ability altogether. At this point, it would take genetic engineering just to create a viable child for two disparate humans. Interestingly enough, it may even come to pass that different species of humans evolve from such endeavors, as distinct from one another as they are from humans themselves.

The beginning of this story could begin sometime in the next hundred years, as scientists and medical specialists develop the ability to safely and effectively alter DNA to meet the specifications of the individual.

The Future is Coming: the Great Human Divergence and the Neo-Sapient

The people that choose to reject Genetic Modification and Advanced Longevity Treatments in the near future will create an interesting binary world. This could be the beginning of a grand human experiment. This could be the focal point of a genetic divergence so strong that it literally fragments the human race, creating a new class of post-humans that have advanced to a point where they qualify as their own unique species.

I think back to the genetics course I mentioned earlier. I remember the absolute ocean of diversity that was contained within the 100-student course, and I was able to visualize a future in which Genetic Modification leads to even greater diversity, and a uniqueness that has never existed in the history of the human race. It made me think of the diversity of the universe, and the unlimited options for diversity that it represents. As someone with an affinity for astronomy, I find it utterly inconceivable that planet earth is home to the only lifeforms in the universe.

Of course, along with my great optimism, I do recognize that there are risks and unknowns related to the future of Genetic Modification. There is even the potential that the science behind Genetic Modification could be used for Genetic Warfare. There is certainly the potential that the same science that creates a new humanity could be used to destroy large swathes of it. I can imagine an apocalypse that is not nuclear and grandiose, but genetic and nanoscopic.

Post-Humanism and the Search For Other Worlds

In the end, will humans be able to develop interplanetary travel and colonization in order to insure itself against such potential apocalyptic scenarios? It’s a subject that I am particularly concerned with, and is the core reason why I support NASA and the United States Space Program. As the world moves faster and the dangers become greater, it is imperative that we are able to save humanity even in the case of a state of mutually assured destruction.

If there truly is a Genetic Revolution on the horizon, it is vitally important that we use all of the resources we have available in order to make our dreams of space colonization a reality. Imagine a future so spectacular: A future where a multitude of post-human species advance outward from earth in order to colonize space like a rainbow across the galaxy.

This journey will be arduous and epic, as earthlings spread across the cosmos in order to find new viable homes and potentially interact with other life forms.

What Would Aliens Be Like?

Can you imagine how literally otherworldly that would be? If we found advanced aliens, would they have unlocked the key to eternity? Would we have done the same? There is no doubt that the first time that we make contact with an extraterrestrial species, they will come from worlds and cultures which are absolutely unimaginable in the face of everything that we have experienced.

I may have delved a bit into the realm of science fiction, but the future of humanity in the face of Genetic Modification has the potential to be every bit as exciting and otherworldly as the potential future that I just described. It instills a tremendous sense of fear, awe, and most importantly, unlimited potential.

Do You Think That You Could Handle Immortality?

If you ask the average person out on the street about the potential future afforded by Genetic Engineering, Advanced Longevity, and Immortality medicine, you’ll likely get a number of different responses, some positive, some negative, others simply incredulous. If you surveyed 100 people, I believe that you would find that the majority would ultimately reject the idea of immortality.

Some people think that eternity would take the excitement out of life. Others fear that they would eventually just become a broken shell of their former selves as their bodies physically decline in spite of science’s ability to prevent death. For many, the concept of eternity is just as fearsome as the concept of death itself. It’s not all that different from the way that people feel about retirement these days. They are frustrated because they have to work so hard all through the healthiest part of their lives only to be too frail and broken down by the time they retire to enjoy it.

Longevity Medicine and the Future

That’s why Longevity Medicine is so important. We want our retirement years to last as long as possible, and we want to be able to enjoy them. Maybe one day, we will be retired as long in our lives as we are at work, or longer! That’s what the approach to immortality will be like!

There are a growing number of people that are optimistic about a lengthy future. They understand that even with regard to a concept like immortality, life is the sum of individual experience. Some will take advantage of a life bordering on immortality, while others would simply choose to be boring. People that live lives full of happiness and vitality shouldn’t be deprived the opportunity to extend that joy, simply because there are others who wouldn’t appreciate it!

The arguments stemming from the subject of Human Immortality continue to become both more interesting and more complex, both for those that long for such a fate, and those that oppose the concept. No matter how you feel about the idea of Advanced Longevity, there is no doubt that such opportunities to live lives we now consider unimaginable will eventually come to pass.

As long as human beings are able to engage in scientific advancement without destroying ourselves or sending ourselves back to the stone age, such opportunities will present themselves to the human race in the near future.

Gene Therapy and Stem Cell Therapy: The First Steps to Hyperlongevity

The seeds of these future endeavors are being planted today, in the fields of gene therapy, genetic medicine, and stem cell therapy. This is also the core concept behind medical treatments which seek to optimize hormone production in the body in order to alleviate the medical conditions associated with hormone imbalance and aging.

Hormone Replacement Therapy: Streamline Your Body for the Future!

Treatments such as Testosterone Replacement Therapy, Sermorelin Acetate Therapy, and Bio-Identical Human Growth Hormone Replacement Therapy seek to correct common hormonal imbalances that occur as a result of the aging process. There is even a strong argument that these hormone imbalances are actually the root cause of many symptoms of aging, including frailty, osteoporosis, and cognitive decline.

There are many Health, Wellness, and Longevity Physicians that believe that these forms of Hormone Replacement Therapy are some of the must effective means to prolong a healthy and active life when used in combination with a healthy and conscientious lifestyle. These medical treatments are the best way to decrease your mortality risk so that you are more likely to experience the next great advancement in Anti-Aging Medicine.

If you feel that your quality of life has been on the decline as a result of changes in your body and mind resulting from the aging process, I strongly encourage you to get your hormone levels checked, because there is a significant chance that you may be suffering from a reversible form of hormone deficiency.

The Future of Human Genetic Engineering

This is truly an exciting time to be alive. We are quickly approaching the point at which scientific breakthroughs in health science will continue to occur at an ever-increasing pace, with groundbreaking new health advances occurring on a regular basis. The following years will be incredibly interesting, because there are a multitude of clinical trials regarding the promise and potential effectiveness of both gene therapy and stem cell therapy.

By 2012, these studies, and other similar studies, were already displaying high levels of potential to both treat and protect both animals and humans from disease. Beyond Hormone Optimization and Genetic Therapy, the next stage of advancement will most likely be in the field of nanomedicine. Beyond nanomedicine is femtomedicine.

At this stage of scientific inquiry, this is as far as even the most forward-thinking physician or philosopher could imagine, but there is no doubt as we create new medical treatments and expend our knowledge of medical science, new opportunities for advancement will be conceptualized that could be even more life-altering and fantastic than those that we just mentioned.

When you consider the future of medicine and longevity, you realize that human beings as they are now aren’t simply the end result of millions of years of evolution, but also a gateway to the next state of terrestrial life, a transitional state between what was and what will be, an opportunity to experience even greater consciousness and enlightenment by conquering time, itself.

What is the Idea Behind Human Immortality?

When we discuss the idea of human immortality, it doesn’t just mean allowing a human being to live forever, human immortality represents the idea that it will be possible, with future biomedical and genetic enhancements, for human beings to experience a practical immortality in which one is able to live as they were in the prime of their life, for all of their life.

It seems just as you master your body and your mind in the late twenties and early thirties, your body and mind start to enter a slow and unstoppable decline. What if you could preserve that period of physical and psychological perfection forever? It is during this period that the average person reaches his or her functional peak as an individual, with regard to strength, cognitive ability, immunity, and overall health.

How Much Better Would Life Be if You Lived to 200?

Think about how different and exciting that life would be if you could have the body and mind of a 29 year old for 120 years. There are a number of people that think that humans should not have this opportunity, but it sounds much better than spending the whole sum of those years in slow and steady decline.

How Much Better Would Life Be if You Could Live Indefinitely?

Immortalists subscribe to the belief that individuals that truly enjoy life and are creative or passionate enough to find interesting or fulfilling things to do would be able to easily take advantage of a significantly lengthened lifespan. I do understand how such a long life would feel to someone that lacks passion or imagination, however. I can imagine two hundred years of absolutely drudgery. If one does not have the propensity to invest or save to create wealth, I can imagine two hundred years of hard work with nothing to show for it.

With luck, a more automated world would allow us to enjoy our lives while actually working less. Imagine a world of eco-friendly machines could do the work of one hundred men. This could be a wonderful world of leisure for all, but it could also lead to a world where machines are used as a method of control and domination, like in Frank Herbert’s dystopian novel Dune.

The Temptation of Human Immortality

Whether the opportunity for Human Immortality comes in twenty years or two hundred years, there will be those that seek out the opportunity for such a life, and there will be those that choose to reject the opportunity for immortality.

The central question that Immortalists posit is a simple one: Why would anyone actually want to die or grow old? When you think of it that way, it sounds absolutely silly. Who would ever want to do such things? But in reality, it seems as though most human beings are resigned to such a fate.

Who Really Wants to Grow Old?

More than simply growing old, who wants to lose their lust for life or their libido? Who wants to experience their own body slowly deteriorate as they are beaten down by illness and disease? Human Immortalists are those that are willing to fight against what is perceived as inevitable by society at large. They believe that those that have resigned themselves to decay and death are simply not willing to imagine a post-human age where they could evolve beyond the inevitability of death.

It seems that many humans think of Human Immortalists as harbingers of doom which are going to bring about a new genocide. They believe that Immortalists are going against the will of God by altering the Human Genetic Code in an attempt to foster extreme lifespans, improved aesthetic, and vastly improved health outcomes.

The Great Schism of Humanity

There is a strong chance that a rift will develop between those that choose genetic alteration and those that choose to forgo such opportunities. In the end, it is likely that humanity will rift into two distinct groups. Over time, greater and greater numbers will opt for Genetic Modification, and those that opt out of such procedures may potentially lose footing in society as a result of their choice.

If modification indeed has the ability to create such disparity, genetically modified humans will spread their genes with one another, and their offspring may have greater potential for both prosperity and intellect, which will create a socioeconomic rift between GM Humans and Unmodified Humans.

Will Post-Humans be able to act ethically under these circumstances? Will Unmodified Humans be able to accept a place in the world where they are unequivocally inferior to their GM counterparts? This new world will be different and exciting, and it’s up to us to create a civil world where we can act in the best interest of all.

What Other Strange Opportunities May Become Available in the Future?

On top of our ability to vastly extend and improve our long-term health, the future will also provide us with enhanced opportunities with regard to personal aesthetic. We will not only be able to cure conditions such as psoriasis which plague millions in the world today, but many may choose to move beyond mere optimization and may choose to fully customize their appearance. Perhaps one may choose not to have olive or alabaster skin as many in society desire today, but go for a different color all together.

What if someone chose to color their skin orange, green, or blue? What if they wanted to be leopard print or covered in zebra stripes? This may appear otherworldly and unnatural to our minds, but when presented with an entire array of customization, what would be so strange about doing something like that to stand out? How different would it be to dying your hair blue or rainbow, if there were no dangers in undergoing such a change?

But, given enough time and scientific innovation, skin color and other basic augmentations like genetic breast and penis enlargement will be just another evolution in the concept of general aesthetic. The potential for more extreme changes would eventually become possible. What if humans wanted to take on the characteristics of animals? What if someone wanted the ears or tail of a cat, for example? There would even be the potential to do even more drastic things that we can barely imagine today.

Genetically Engineered Pets

These genetic advancements won’t occur in a human vacuum. They will also apply to animals as well. Today people are paying top dollar for basic genetically modified hypo-allergenic dogs, and glow-in-the-dark mammals have even been developed in laboratories.

In the future, it is likely that scientists will come up with scientific modifications which significantly enhance both the aesthetic and intelligence of animals. It’s even likely that animals will experience the benefits of genetic engineering more quickly than humans, as this future will largely be facilitated by means of animal testing.

The Post-Human Era Starts with Basic Genetic Engineering and Ends with Post-Humanism, Hyperlongevity, and Potential Immortality

You may not be able to tell, but we are already in the midst of the first phase of the Post-Human era. The beginning of this era was marked by the first time that egg and sperm from two different individuals was combined and implanted into an adoptive mother. It was such a grand event in retrospect, but the passing into this new era was not met with massive celebrations, but simply with concerns over the ethics of the new future.

Post-Humanity will have a litany of moral conundrums to unravel, some that we can imagine, and others that are unfathomable to us today. The state of the mortal mind is simply not equipped to handle the moral and ethical quandaries that the genetically modified mind will face. What if there are other lifeforms just like us in other parts of the galaxy, that have also learned to take control of their very existence on the cellular level? What if the number of unique alien civilizations in the universe is unlimited? What if we as earthlings are just one form of intelligent life among a countless litany of others?

The Current State of Genetic Modification and Gene Therapy

Today, scientists, researchers, and physicians are taking the first step into this future, with the quickly growing field of genetic therapy. We are on the cusp of doing some truly amazing things, like genetically altering viruses in order to protect humans from genetic disorders and conditions. At first, these initial treatments have been risky, reserved for those in most dire need, but as medical science becomes more well-versed in these therapeutic advancements, they will become safer and more widely available to the general public. Could you imagine reducing your risk of cancer by 80% just with a single injection? That may be the future for you.

The Current State of Organ Regeneration and Stem Cell Therapy

Another aspect of genetic therapy has to do with the advancing field of Stem Cell Therapy. There are new, state of the art treatments available which utilize stem cells in order to improve the health of the heart. Patients that have experienced heart attack or heart disease can be treated with stem cells which have the ability to develop into new and healthy muscle tissue.

Similar techniques have also been used in order to regenerate other parts of the body or parts of individual organs. In one famous case, scientists biomanufactured a windpipe for a patient with the patient’s own cells. They were able to do this by taking the stem cells and allowing them to grow in culture before pouring them over a scaffold in the shape of a windpipe. Just by providing the cells with the nutrients to grow, they were able to recreate a human windpipe in the laboratory just in a matter of days.

Because the windpipe was created from the patient’s own cells, the body did not reject the windpipe when it was surgically implanted into the body. This is one of the first successful cases where a patient’s life was changed through the scientific advancements of genetic organ replacement.

Stem Cell Therapy Will Be Available in the Near Future: Hormone Replacement Therapy is Here Today!

Stem Cell Therapy is exciting and will become increasingly common and popular over the next century in the United States. Today, there are a few places where Stem Cell Therapy is available internationally, especially in Asia, but they have yet to be medically certified, and there are still a number of pertinent risks involved. In the Western World, Stem Cell Treatments are currently going through clinical trials. Although the results are mixed, continual progress is being made.

There are many scientists that believe that Stem Cell Research will lead to a new future in medicine, but policies enacted during the presidency of George W. Bush have set the United States behind by at least a decade, and other nations in Europe and Asia are currently taking advantage of their head start, and may one day eclipse us in these new and futuristic medical therapies.

In just a few short years, genetic testing will become affordable enough that it will become a common and recommended part of prenatal care as well as regular checkups throughout the lifespan. Over time, more and more Genetic Disorders will be able to be effectively treated with Gene Therapy, and with every breakthrough, people will be that much more likely to live a longer and healthier life.

Once the clinical science is sound, it won’t even be a difficult ordeal for the patient. It would simply be like going to visit the pharmacist, or making a call to a specialist pharmacy. After receiving the medication, one will be able to administer the medication on his or her own and without the frequent oversight of a medical professional.

Not long after these Genetic Treatments are made available to the public, Stem Cell Therapies will quickly become more and more advanced as well. There are even companies that have expressed a desire to take your stem cells and develop them in a laboratory environment. The goal of this treatment would be to take your own stem cells and foster the healthiest cells to multiply. After these cultures are developed, they would be mailed back to you in order for you to inject them to alleviate health conditions and other symptoms related to the aging process.

Beyond Genetic Engineering and Stem Cell Therapies, will come new forms of medical treatment that we are just beginning to research today, but will surely flourish in the coming decades: nanomedicine and femtomedicine.

Nanoscience and the Healthcare of the Future

These are tiny, genetically engineered cellular machines that will be able to improve your health by altering the functions of your body in a positive manner. They will be able to repair and alter particular forms of cells so that they function optimally, even after a period of long life in which you would expect to see physiological breakdown. It is even believed that these treatments can also preserve and repair the brain itself! Isn’t that exciting?

There are countless people in the world that have a litany of big dreams, more than they could ever hope to accomplish in a single lifetime in some cases. They have these long checklists of things they want to do in their life, a whole wide world they want to explore. Some have an unquenchable thirst for knowledge, and want to read thousands of books or learn dozens of languages in their life.

There are countless more people that have spent their early lives living on the edge, and suffer from issues such as alcohol dependency or drug addiction which have harmed their bodies and their brains. With these forms of genetic and nanomedicine, it will be possible to repair the bodies and minds of these individuals, allowing them to make a fresh start. It is possible that addiction itself may become a historical curiosity as a result of these medical advances.

What Would Do If You Had 200 More Years to Live?

  • Would you learn to play multiple musical instruments?

  • Would you research for decades in order to write the perfect novel?

  • Would you visit every country on earth?

The number of dreams that humans have yearned for is nearly infinite, and most never live to achieve all of their dreams, if they achieve any of their dreams at all. If you are still alive in the near future, around 2032, you will be able to take full advantage of what Longevity Medicine and Anti-Aging Therapy have to offer!

Some time in the future, we will finally overcome the condition of aging. We will be able to prevent all illness and be able to live in perpetuity, as long as we don’t succumb to an accident or similar fate. This is the extreme vision of Immortality Medicine.

The First Immortals Could be Alive Today!

By the time we make it to the 22nd century, there will already be individuals that have taken the road to Hyperlongevity, and there will likely be millions of humans that have taken part in this great leap forward into Post-Humanism. They will not only be healthier, but smarter too, with further advances in Genetic Science that allow us to amplify the capacity of our brains.

As people continue to develop down this evolutionary road, will we even consider them humans anymore? They will represent a new version of humanity, and they will likely use a new term to define themselves, whether that be Neohuman or some other clever word or phrase.

I believe that this advance into Neohumanism will also lead to a new era in space travel and human colonization. With these extensive lifespans, many Neohumans will inevitably turn their eyes to the stars in a desire to find new worlds and discover new lands and extraterrestrial lifeforms. Brave Neohumans from all over the planet will take to interplanetary space vessels in order to colonize and experience new worlds and lands that are beyond the scope of human imagination.

Can I Live to Experience This New Era of Humanity?

All of the things we’ve discussed may seem incredibly exciting to you, but we understand that these innovations are going to come in the near future. If you want to take part in this grand human experiment, it’s important that you live long enough to seize these innovations as they come! There are steps you can take now to alleviate the negative symptoms of the aging process and increase your odds of experiencing the new, human revolution.

My suggestions will not ensure that you will live for the next twenty years or longer, but they will potentially drastically decrease your mortality risk so that you are able to seek out this new and exciting future that we have laid before you.

Today, the door to Neo-Humanism, Hyperlongevity, and even Human Immortality is slightly open, and there are many alive today that will experience these magnificent and life-altering advances.

Will You Take Advantage of the Advances of Hyper-Longevity and Anti-Aging Medicine? Are You Willing to Commit to a Longer and more Youthful Life?

It’s quite plain to see that we are at the crest of an event horizon, beyond which it will truly be possible to lengthen lifespans indefinitely. The most important thing is to breach that horizon. By taking steps to increase health and lifespan now, you allow yourself the opportunity to take care of further, greater medical enhancements down the road.

The most modern advances available today are in the form of Recombinant Hormone Replacement Therapies. By optimizing your hormone balance, you increase the odds that you will live long enough to experience the new, up-and-coming breakthroughs of the mid-21st century.

If you live just a few more years, new genetic medical treatments will become available which will significantly increase your lifespan. While you are enjoying the benefit of genetic medicine, researchers and medical scientists will advance and perfect Genetic Therapy and Stem Cell Therapy, allowing you to live even longer!

There are a number of Stem Cell and Gene Therapies going through clinical trials as you read this, which show great promise in preventing or treating serious illnesses which severely inhibit lifespan today. As the medical community becomes more adept at using these new tools for the purpose of treatment, they will begin to utilize these treatments as forms of Positive Medicine.

They will be able to treat patients before they even get sick in order to optimize their health and greatly improve lifespans as a result, because the incidence of illness will decline significantly. In addition, these same treatments will be able to streamline existing physiological processes, keeping the body physiologically stronger and more youthful. They will be able to tailor these treatments uniquely to the individual in order to give the best care to each individual patient.

Stay on the Cutting Edge of Longevity Medicine to Perpetually Extend the Human Lifespan

With each of these breakthroughs and treatments, we will come one step closer to Immortality. Eventually, scientists and researchers will crack the code of human life, and finally figure out how to allow us to truly live indefinitely. It may take 100 years or it may take 500 years to achieve true Immortality, but each life-extending advance will allow people to survive until the next great advance. Hyper-Longevity will eventually become a universal reality, barring accident, war, or any other form of life-ending catastrophe.

You may feel that this is a science fiction world that I am describing, but it very well may be possible for you to experience this all for yourself. It is estimated that at some point between 2032 and 2052 we will have perfected medical practices which allow us to live significantly longer lives than we do today. Those that are optimistic feel that we are just twenty years away from this era, while those that are more cautious suggest that fifty years would be a more reasonable estimate.

Twenty to fifty years may not seem like that long in scientific study, but in terms of your own life, it is a significant period of time. Are you willing to make the sacrifices now in order to experience Hyperlongevity in the near future?

Eight Ways to Extend Your Lifespan

There are a lot of steps that you can take in your life today in order to significantly increase the odds that you survive to experience this new and amazing future. If you follow the suggestions below, conscientiously, you will maximize your potential to extend your life until further longevity advances develop in the coming decades.

These eight factors have been shown to be most important when determining the length of an individual’s lifespan:

  • Nutrition

  • Exercise

  • Environment

  • Social Circles

  • Vice

  • Climate

  • Calorie-Restricted Diet

  • Hormone Replacement Therapy

The Diet of the 21st Century: Caloric Restriction and Fasting for a Longer Life

A recent article in Newsmax Health explained that the future of longevity isn’t fad dieting or strenuous exercise, but a Calorie-Restricted diet which manages metabolism and ensures a long and healthy life.

Over the last century, there have been more than twenty thousand studies regarding caloric restriction in animal species from around the globe. All of these studies have unequivocally shown that restricting the calories in an animal’s diet has the ability to significantly increase the lifespan, and the same appears to apply to human beings..

This may sound like a starvation diet at first, but conscientiously and significantly restricting calories in the human diet is a powerful means to a longer life. Of course, most people consume at least 1500 calories per day and some consume several thousand! But, it appears that the sweet spot for human longevity is quite a bit lower than that 1500 calorie threshold.

For those that are struggling with Caloric Restriction, especially those that are currently overweight, HCG Injections can help relieve the feeling of hunger associated with the initial phase of the diet in order to acclimate to their new dietary lifestyle more effectively.

At first it may seem counter-intuitive, that too much of the Bread of Life can actually shorten the lifespan, but that absolutely seems to be the case. A diet that provides high levels of nutrients through the consumption of a small number of calories is the number one way to increase human longevity effectively. Intermittent Fasting and Caloric Restriction slow down aging and also reduce the incidence of a wide variety of illnesses that plague so many in America today.

The Modern Media and the Culture of Food in the West

In the United States, as well as other countries in the West including the United Kingdom, children were raised in a reality in which starvation was one of the greatest evils of the 19th and 20th century. The various forms of media available all showed the terrible fates of so many who were denied the food needed to live. Nowhere is this imagery more vivid in Western Civilization than in the footage captured after the end of World War II as the true horrors of the Holocaust were revealed to the world at large.

During the Cold War we also experienced further evidence of the horrors of famine as communist Russia and China struggled with providing their populations with proper nutrition, leading countless to die of starvation over many decades. Today, on modern television, there are advertisements for charities throughout Africa and Asia which show the plight of the starving in these third world nations.

I do not mean to discount the real and significant struggles that those that came before us experienced in the not so distant past, but it had a powerful impact on food culture in the West, particularly the idea that it is better to eat too much than too little. In our elementary education and beyond, we are confronted with story after story of mass famine, and it seems that part of the way that we culturally appreciate our current abundance is by partaking in it.

This appreciation for our abundance has led directly to a culture of overeating that borders on obsession. In the West, we simply love our food too much, and the expansion of cuisine in the West has allowed anyone to get whatever they want, when they want it, whether they go to the grocery store, the pizza parlor, or the Chinese buffet.

A Culture of Overeating Develops into a Culture of Force Feeding

Throughout the twentieth century, we have always been taught that we need to eat every last bite on our plates. Often times, we were also strongly encouraged, if not forced, to go back for a second portion. In addition to this, the proliferation of soda drinks has led directly to a significant increase in the empty calories that the average American consumes.

As the twentieth century barreled on, parents on average had less time to cook and prepare meals at home, which led to the greater proliferation of both fast food and microwavable dinners, loaded with sugars, salts, and carbohydrates which increased our caloric consumption even more!

During this age, restaurants like Burger King and McDonald’s became the captains of the fast food industry, generating billions of dollars in profit funneling cheap calories into the mouths of men, women, and children all across the country.

Because of all these pressures to overeat, the longevity gains that people in the West experienced as a result of modernization all began to slip away, the combination of unhealthy eating and an increasingly sedentary lifestyle is threatening today’s generation with the prospect of living shorter lives than their parents on average!

The United States would be stronger in every way, if it could foster greater consciousness about the importance of eating smarter to eat longer. If we all just made the proactive decision to engage in a lifestyle of at least mild caloric restriction, it would both decrease the price of health care and allow the citizens of this nation to live longer, happier, and healthier lives.

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Amanda Peet on Baseball, Brockmire, Nudity and Chemistry With Co-Stars – Parade

Posted: March 24, 2017 at 8:44 am

Magazine March 24, 2017 5:00 AM ByWalter Scott Parade More by Walter

Togetherness and The Good Wife actress Amanda Peet, 45, is back with a new TV comedy. In Brockmire, which premieres April 5 on IFC, Peet plays Jules, the hard-drinking, strong-willed owner of a minor league baseball team, the Morristown Frackers, who hires a disgraced major league announcer, Jim Brockmire (Hank Azaria), to call the plays.

How would you describe your character, Jules?

For an alcoholic, shes got her s together.

Was the appeal of Brockmire its craziness?

Definitely. I like things that are a little bit off. And Im a huge fan of Hank.

Did you and Hank know each other or did you have to build your chemistry?

We knew each other a little bit. I dont know if chemistry is something you build or if its something that just kind of happens or doesnt happen.

Does Hank make you laugh so hard that you break up during filming?

There were a few times where I was really scared that I was going to ruin a take because I was laughing so hard, so the answer is yes, he really makes me laugh.

Its funny, but is it also a kind of love story?

Its a love story, for sure. One of the reasons Jim and Jules connect is they both love baseball so much and they both love drinking. I think theyre really attracted to each other.

Are you comfortable with the shows nudity?

Sure. If the writing is good, then I figure out a way to get comfortable. I am definitely never really excited to take my clothes off these days, but if the writing is good enough, Im game.

What do you mean when you say these days?

The truth is I wasnt that comfortable in my 20s either, but things have gone downhill, literally.

Jules is really passionate about bringing her team back to glory. Is there something in your life that you feel that way about, that youre a cheerleader for?

Sure, but maybe not in the same way. There are plenty of things I wish I could fight for. Im definitely not as scrappy as she is.

So these things that you want to fight for, are they political issues or things for your kids?

Im probably a little bit more like a psycho lioness when it comes to my kids.

What kind of sports spectator are you?

My dad was a big football player in college, and my sister was sort of a tomboy, and they watch football religiously. When they come to my house, theres football on all the time. I never got the sports bug, so it was a verysteep learning curve coming onto Brockmire. When I watch a baseball game, I dont understand whats interesting about it. Nobody ever makes it to first base. I mean, for, like, long periods of time, no ones making it to first base.

How much do you actually know about baseball?

Nothing. I watched Ken Burns documentary, I read some and I looked at the documentary about the Portland Mavericks, who were a minor league team. I feel like I didnt retain that much. I still had to ask Hank, Am I supposed to be happy when he runs to first base, or sad?

Have you ever lobbied your husband, writer-producer David Benioff, for a role on Game of Thrones?

I try really hard, especially when Ive had a few drinks. Ill put on my English accent, such as it is, in front of [creators] Dan [Weiss] and David. They just act really embarrassed for me.

Can you talk about what Togetherness meant to you and how hard it was when HBO canceled it?

I just never felt that way before. It was really the right chemistry between me and the show creators. I felt like they really wanted to pass me the ball. I felt really trusted by them and I really trusted them too. I havent felt that way in a really long time, and I think because Im a middle-aged woman trying to make it in Hollywood, it was like I won the lottery.

Do you find that the roles are better on TV now for women of a certain age than in movies?

I think that in order to get a movie green-lit, you have to have a certain amount of star wattage and I dont have it, so Im not getting roles that are interesting. Most of the roles I read for, for a 45-year-old woman, theyre pretty boring and flat. TV has juicier parts.

Along the those lines, after doing 2012, you said it made you realize you dont want to play the lovely mom anymore? Why is that?

Theres nothing to bite into. Its really fun being in a movie thats a Friday night skicker, where theres going to be a big premiere and theyre going to fly you to Tokyo. It all feels really exciting. But the truth is thats not going to get you anywhere.

Youll be fine. The movies fine. It will be serviceable, and like I said, you could be lovely. But lovely is not a playable action. The thing that Sarah Paulson and I always ask each other is, When the alarm goes off at 4:45 in the morning, what are you going to feel? We didnt used to ask each other that question. Its a very important question.

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Professor Shares Fascination with Chemistry – ENMU News Releases

Posted: March 24, 2017 at 8:44 am

Professor Shares Fascination with Chemistry by Eamon Scarbrough The Eastern New Mexico News

After traveling to New Mexico from the other side of the world 16 years ago, Eastern New Mexico University Chemistry Professor Juchao Yan found himself exactly where he wanted to be: Instilling a passion for science in his students through practical applications.

“In this college, we have quite a large number of first-generation, under-prepared students, most of whom are economically strapped. Working with these students, we need enthusiasm, dedication and patience. Finding a way to inspire them and to prepare them well for jobs and for living fulfilling lives is very rewarding and is what I enjoy doing,” he said.

Before beginning work at ENMU in 2002, Yan earned his doctorate in chemistry from the Chinese Academy of Sciences in Changchun, China in 1997, and moved to Albuquerque, where he worked as a postdoctoral fellow at the University of New Mexico from 1998-2001.

What fascinates you about your chemistry?

Inspired by my younger brother, I started to like Chemistry when I was in junior high. In college, the more I learned about chemistry, the more I liked it. Chemistry is about the structure, property and reactivity of matter. It’s the central science, and particularly, for my expertise, what I was trained, it’s analytical chemistry. Analytical chemistry, to give you a basic idea, is about the science of obtaining, processing, communicating information about the composition and structure of matter.

Particularly, this sub-discipline of chemistry tries to answer four questions: ‘What is it,’ ‘How much is present,’ ‘Is your stuff there,’ ‘How to get pure stuff?’ It turns out, analytical chemistry is truly important and fundamental to several other sub-disciplines of chemistry, for example, materials chemistry, biochemistry, environmental science, and so on and so forth.

With what I was trained, I think having the opportunity to educate young generations to be scientists is truly fascinating, and it’s something I really enjoy doing.

How does teaching continue to teach you?

Learning is a lifelong process. While I teach others, I keep learning new things, and I believe that helped me teach better. To give you one example, about six years ago, when I was asked to teach forensic chemistry for our newly initiated forensic science program, at the time I said, ‘Oh, no. I know nothing about that.’ But, later on, the more I got involved in that, the more I learned and felt more comfortable when I come to a classroom to lecture.

What has been rewarding about teaching at a small university like ENMU?

I would say personal touch, because here, you have the opportunity to be a role model and to help everyone in your class, which is quite different from lecturing for several hundred students in a big lecture hall at big schools.

What inspired you to start teaching?

First of all, the things I know about, and second of all, the latest research advancements I learn about. Besides teaching, I also do research, and my current research project, for example, is about biofuel. We try to use algae to treat wastewater while generating biomass suitable for biofuel production, and we hope that’s a win-win, because you take care of the environment, and simultaneously you find alternatives to address energy issues, and the more

I’m involved in my research, the more I feel like, in the near future, I should develop and design courses that interface the environment and energy. Involving students in ongoing research projects provides a wonderful opportunity to educate our students and to make them more marketable.

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Chemistry on the Desktop – Linux Journal

Posted: March 24, 2017 at 8:44 am

For this article, I thought I’d introduce another chemistry applicationspecifically, BKChem, a free chemical drawing program. As opposed to many other chemistry applications, BKChem provides both a nice GUI for constructing molecules and a set of chemical analysis tools to look at the properties of the newly constructed molecule.

Most distributions should have a package available to make installation easierfor example, Debian-based distributions can install BKChem with the following command:

Once BKChem is installed, you can start it either from the menu entry or by executing the command bkchem from a terminal window.

When it first opens, you’ll see a blank screen where you can start your chemical construction.

Figure 1. When you first start BKChem, you get a blank canvas to start building your molecule.

If you have a previously created molecule, you can load it by clicking the FileLoad menu item, which will load the data into a new tab, or you can click the FileLoad to the same tab menu option to load it into the currently active tab.

BKChem also can import data from other file formats. If you click FileImport, you’ll see that you can import files with CML, CML2 or Molfile formats.

If you want to start by building your own molecule, several menus of building blocks are available. They are laid out as a pair of rows, just below the menu listings at the top of the window. The top row of icons selects which list of icons will be available in the second row. The first icon in the first row is simply an arrow, allowing you to select objects within your molecule so you can edit their properties. The next icon pulls up the row of drawing elements where you can start to draw your new molecule.

There are several choices in terms of line thicknesses, styles and bond angles, and you can create a chain of elements simply by clicking on the end of an existing line segment.

Once you have the basics of your structure laid out, you’ll want to edit the details next. To do this, click on the first icon again (captioned with “edit”), and then click on the structure element you want to edit. This is where having a proper mouse is a must, as you need to click with the middle button on your mouse to pull up the edit panel.

Figure 2. You can edit an element by clicking the middle mouse button. The menu you get depends on the type of element you are editing.

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Chemistry of Mallards’ trio continuing to grow – Quad City Times

Posted: March 24, 2017 at 8:44 am

Michael Parks fought to win a battle along the boards and chipped the puck to Chris Francis.

Francis had a look at the net, but passed to Nolan LaPorte for an even better chance and a game-winning goal.

The connection between the trio of Quad-City Mallards continues to grow.

“We’ve been together all year and once you find chemistry, it makes the game a lot easier,” LaPorte said. “I think, with Francis’ veteran leadership and Parksy just being an awesome player, it’s been a good combination for us.”

It’s hard to pick one top line for the playoff-bound Mallards this season, who have been successful through their balance.

The Mallards have seven players with 40-plus points, including four with 50 or more, as well as four 20-plus goal scorers. At this point last season, the team had just two players with 40-plus points and one with 20-plus goals.

“They’re all pieces of the puzzle,” head coach Phil Axtell said. “Guys are playing a team game … they’re starting to have a great buy-in as a whole and that’s what we need.”

Though balance has been at the forefront, there’s no denying the impact of LaPorte, Francis and Parks has had on the team. The trio has combined for nearly a third of the team’s goals and since the Mallards tabbed Axtell as their coach in January, has been the team’s most consistent scoring threat.

Francis is tied for the team lead with 53 points, while Parks leads the team with 26 goals and LaPorte has added 14 goals and 27 assists.

LaPorte and Parks are rookies, while Francis is a veteran of the ECHL who has played in the Kelly Cup championship back in 2012 with the Las Vegas Wranglers. Having that veteran influence has helped the two rookies acclimate quickly.

“It makes the game a lot easier, it slows the game down for us,” LaPorte said. “He’s been around for years, he’s been everywhere and he’s played a lot of different game styles. It’s good to have him there on your line and after a shift, come back and he’ll say a word or two to you about whether you should be here or there. It’s like having a second coach with you on your line.”

Flanked by two rookies has also been extremely beneficial for Francis, a seventh-year veteran center. The 27-year-old has 24 goals and 29 assists, potentially in line for career numbers in both if he has a strong close to the season.

“They definitely keep me young,” Francis said. “It’s good, we all compliment each other pretty well. We all have different things we’re good at. I always tell them I’m going to slow the game down and Parksy’s speed and LaPorte’s all-over (ability) … we’re just comfortable right now, we know where each other’s at on the ice and that’s something you want to have.”

The line combination has been together most of the season, but has really come on strong in the last seven games. LaPorte was gone for three games, on a professional tryout agreement with the Iowa Wild, but since his return, that trio has combined for 11 goals and 12 assists.

“It doesn’t matter who you put on your line, you’ve got to be going every game, but yes, having Nolan back in the lineup definitely gives me and Michael a boost,” Francis said. “Nolan’s been the same all year for us, we can always count on him. He’s gritty, goes to the corners and gets the puck. He’s got a great shot when he wants to shoot the puck but he’s always in the dirty areas and he gets the puck to me and Parksy and lets us make the plays and we can always count on him being responsible out there for us.”

Even though that line has been productive, Axtell isn’t averse to breaking it up like he did Wednesday night. With Justin Kovacs on personal leave and Jack Nevins out with a lower body injury, Parks was partnered with Adam Gilmour and Chase Lang.

Parks responded with his first career hat trick.

After being held scoreless for eight games, Parks now has five goals in his last five.

“When hes getting the opportunity to shoot hes shooting,” Axtell said. “Hes getting the interior of their zone and staying away from the perimeter and shots from that area are more likely to go in.”

There’s still some question marks for the lineup tonight when the Mallards take on Fort Wayne, but it’s a good sign of the adaptability of the team that Axtell can move the pieces around without fear of a letdown. The team’s balance again remains its biggest strength.

“We’ve got to keep going,” Francis said. “We can’t just look back at the last game and think since we were good the last game we can take the night off. This team needs everybody going every night and that’s how we’re going to be successful.”

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Beetz’s Domino Has ‘Spectacular’ Chemistry With Deadpool, Says … – CBR (blog)

Posted: March 24, 2017 at 8:44 am

In Deadpool 2, Domino will make her big screen debut. Atlanta starZazie Beetz will bring that character to life, and co-creator Rob Liefeld couldnt be happier about it. In an interview with ComicBook.com, he praised the actress as one of the only people who could truly keep up with Ryan Reynolds.

Domino is all about as an actress and as the character that is going to be on the screen you already allude to it, its all about the sass, Liefeld explained. You gotta understand: youre gonna go up against Wade Wilson, who in this movie is Ryan Reynolds.

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Im telling you, having been around Ryan multiple times that mouth cannot be stopped, he added. I dont think he can say the jokes as fast as they are backed up in his head.

Some of these people be like, Oh hey, this girl should have been Domino, and pick out actress A through Z, and Id be like, Im not sure that they can keep up with him. And oh my gosh, Im not sure that Ryans gonna keep up with her, he said. I think Ryan Reynolds is gonna have to work hard to keep up with Zazie. I mean, wow. You just go, That chemistry is going to be spectacular. And thats what it comes down to is the chemistry with these characters.

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Earlier this month, Liefeld praisedBeetzs casting on his Instagram. Welcome, Zazie Beetz, to the wonderful world of #Deadpool!! Liefeld wrote in his post. You are everything I could have hoped for!!

Introduced in 1992 in Marvel Comics X-Force #8, Domino was created by Fabian Nicieza and Rob Liefeld. She is a genetically engineered mutant conceived as part of a secret United States government program called Project Armageddon devoted to creating perfect human weapons. In the case of Domino, who is one of the few survivors of the project, it worked. She can subtly, psychically alter random variables in her line of sight to create the illusion of extreme luck. Using her abilities, Domino can pull off near-impossible physical feats and is nigh unkillable. She can also alter the perceived luck of her foes, causing their weapons to malfunction or their shots to misfire.

Directed by David Leitch (John Wick), the as-yet untitled Deadpool sequel will once again star Ryan Reynolds, joined (so far) by Zazie Beetz as Domino, Brianna Hildebrand as Negasonic Teenage Warhead, Karan Soni as Dopinder and, presumably, Stefan Kapii as the voice of Colossus; and is expected for release in 2018.

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For women’s water polo, chemistry is the driving force of a … – The State Press

Posted: March 24, 2017 at 8:44 am

The Sun Devils are heading into their most difficult competition and will need cohesiveness to stay afloat

Freshman Maud Koopman passesagainstthe University of Pacific on Sunday, March 20, 2016 at the Mona Plummer Aquatic Complex in Tempe, AZ. ASU water polo won 5-3.

At the midway point in the season, the ASU womens water polo team is sitting high in the rankings.

ASU (17-4)began the season as the No. 5 team in the nation andhave only slightly fluctuatedin its ranking since beginning the season.The Sun Devils have remained at No. 6 for the majority of the season, dropping only onceto No. 7 briefly in early March.

Thus far, the Sun Devils have kepttheir reputation as a top-notch program. Junior attackerLena Mihailovic is currently leading the team with 43 goals, while junior centerAlkistis Benekou just reached the top-10 all-time scoring list for ASU water polo.

The Sun Devils have alsoput together 13 top-25 victories, falling only to four of the nation’s best teams in USC, Stanford, Cal and Michigan.

Head coachTodd Clapper said the team isfindingtheir ownrhythm and are changing their practicing styles.

I think we’re hoping that we can get ourselves sorted out, Clapper said. We’re starting to practice more towards how our opponents are playing rather than what we need to do.

Practice is thekey for ASU to continue itssuccess, however, the chemistry built outside of the water is equallyimportant to creating a cohesive team.

That chemistry is already noticeable across the roster. Everyone has their own strengths and weaknesses, but each playerbuilds off one another.

We have such great chemistry and we’ve started becoming tougher, Benekou said.

In the coming weeks, the Sun Devils must ensure thattheir chemistry continues to translate in the water.

We have some important games coming up against Cal and others, Benekou said. I think it’s going to be that defining moment to decide whether or not we make it to NCAAs.

ASU will face three top-four opponents back to back with Cal March 25, USC April 1 and UCLA on April 8.

Thecoming weeks will undoubtedly be the most difficult for the Sun Devils, butBenekou said she isconfident in the program.

I think we’re going to be ready at the perfect time, Benekou said.

Junior goalkeeper Mia Rycraw set goals for the team early in the seasonand not much has changed.

Our goal is to win the NCAA Championship this season, and in conjunction with that, we are working on much smaller goals every day, Rycraw said. Our team already has such great chemistry, but I want this season’s teamwork to go even further than last season’s.

The No. 6 Sun Devils will head out to California this Saturday, where they will take on No. 4 Cal at 1 p.m.

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