Scientists Humans Immortal

Scientists Humans Immortal

Scientists could one day make humans immortal
– By Larry Getlen January 6, 2018 –

Bedford was neither the first, nor the last, to attempt the impossible — beating death at its own game, according to Michael Shermer’s book “Heavens on Earth: The Scientific Search for the Afterlife, Immortality, and Utopia” – New York Post

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Once the silver cord is severed…

Once the golden bowl is broken…

It is death.

Remember him-before the silver cord is severed, or the golden bowl is broken; before the pitcher is shattered at the spring, or the wheel broken at the well, (Ecclesiastes 12:6)

Mind Uploading is merely uploading the data stored in a brain onto a machine’s computer – something quite dead.

Singularitarians (machine man combo), if it is merely replacing parts within a human body could qualify as extended life, but hardly immortality. [*] The minute all parts of a human become machine death will have occurred with the soul leaving the body but the data still “functioning.”

Cryonics leaves me cold as one is merely frozen in time and when thawed could be as mushy as chicken left too long in the sink to thaw. Even if the subject lives longer it means more sinning to be judged.

[*] If Singularitarians ever became the norm then a science fiction movie of terror plot line would involved the horror of accidents. In all methods, because the Universe is trapped in sin eventually everyone dies.

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(nypost.com)—Bedford was neither the first, nor the last, to attempt the impossible — beating death at its own game, according to Michael Shermer’s book “Heavens on Earth: The Scientific Search for the Afterlife, Immortality, and Utopia” (Henry Holt), out Jan. 9.

With scientific advancements exploding at an exponential pace, some believe the Grim Reaper could soon be out of business.

Here are three ways scientists are striving for immortality that are getting so close to success that they would amaze even Bedford — if he ever wakes up.

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One major champion of freezing is Ralph Merkle, a board member at the Alcor Life Extension Foundation cryonics facility in Arizona. Having performed their first human cryopreservation in 1976, Alcor now has 153 deceased patients frozen in its facility — including Bedford — and almost another 1,000 people have made arrangements to be preserved there when they die. Between Alcor and the Cryonics Institute in Clinton Township, Mich., there are at least 290 people cryonically frozen in the US.

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To this end, the Brain Preservation Foundation, of which Shermer is on the advisory board, announced a prize for companies that can figure out how to preserve brains and, by extension, their connectomes. In 2016, 21st Century Medicine in Fontana, Calif., was awarded the Brain Preservation Prize for small mammals after freezing a dead rabbit’s brain at temperatures even colder than vitrification and thawing it to show “preservation of brain ultrastructure sufficient to establish that the ‘connectome,’ or totality of all brain cell to brain cell synaptic connections, can be preserved for at least 100 years.” This earned them just under $27,000 in prize money. The other 75 percent, worth just under $108,000, will go to the first team to “successfully preserve a whole large animal brain in a manner that could be adapted for humans.”