We cannot flee the challenge of delaying or avoiding Ray Kurzweil's prediction. We must embrace it. That is our responsibility.
What if we fixed our genetic flaws, fortified our bodies with replacement organs and robotic limbs, and enhanced our minds with technology and drugs?
People say that we are going to stop being human if we emerge with machines. No, that is what it means to be human.
On balance, it can be argued, life extension is a good thing and life extension research should be funded aggressively.
A number of therapies that directly target the aging processes are currently in human trials and could change medicine significantly in the next decade.
If you define immortality as living forever and being indestructible like in a comic book, then, no, it is highly unlikely.
In the intellectual realm we need to utilize technology to augment our intelligence by any means possible—including artificial intelligence.
Human-animal hybrids are coming and could be used to grow organs for transplant – a philosopher weighs in
Is the use of human-animal hybrids to resolve the perpetual lack of organs for transplant the right thing to do?
There is no risk-free way to proceed into the future. In the end, only science and technology properly applied have the power to save us.
There is a continued role for those who loudly declaim that the goal is to control ageing absolutely.