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Posted 7/29/17 , edited 7/30/17
What would you do? What age would you choose to be at?

For me, 18, I had the best time in school hanging out with friends, though part of my time is spent programming in the basement, minus the school work of course lol . After graduating, Fanime, not a place for old people I must say
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There is an actual animal that can reverse age: Turritopsis dohrnii, the immortal jellyfish.

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riverjustice wrote:

There is an actual animal that can reverse age: Turritopsis dohrnii, the immortal jellyfish.



Right, but humans aren't fish, if I can reverse age I'll have more choice as to what Turritopsis dohrnii can do . I did study immortal jellyfish before, through sources available on Google . But you just got me a good idea lol, imma post another thread . If immortal jellyfish can reverse age then it would be of good significance. The fastest reverse aging technique would require a reverse aging of all cells. That means you retain your shape, but your cells go back to say age 30. Good thing is our body shape does not change since age 30, which seems fairly reasonable, but if you want to go back to say 5 years old, then it might cause some problem. If immortal jellyfish is capable of achieving this then it would be of good significance.
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You would still die, if that's what you're trying to avoid. I for one, would avoid reverse aging as much as possible.
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You would still die, if that's what you're trying to avoid. I for one, would avoid reverse aging as much as possible.


No, if your cell reverse perfectly to age 30 you would not die. The lab rat dies because the IPSC method is not perfect, and they are still improving the said combination to get the cell to revert perfectly to a previous state, maybe more or less genes should be activated besides Yamanaka factors? I wouldn't know. Because even with the injection of Yamanaka factors it messes the cell's gene expression. Once we've created a perfectly reverse aging rat, then we could try it on humans . Now if I want to go back to say age 5, which is way above the limit of certain cells, it would turn certain cells into cancer.

If you are talking about natural disasters yes you are not immortal , I just throw in the extra explanation for those who are interested
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I miss those times when i was about 18-20 years old. So many good memories where made. Not to mention the games i played in first time in my childhood. Ah, PlayStation. I'm glad i was born around the 90's. Don't get me wrong, there's nothing wrong about other years but 90's is something was great time to me.

To answer the question, likely the ones i mentioned.
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If reverse aging was possible then your great grandchildren would be ruled over by the same people who rule over US now.

I'm quite glad there doesn't seem to be any viable way, apart from good health, to prolong human life. We need the lunatics who are our current leaders to stop being lunatics and the only way they will do that is when they are dead.

Trust me on this, you don't want an immortality drug. If you ever invent one destroy it, burn your research and take the secret to the grave.
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Just so everyone knows anything done chemically can be undone chemically. We just don't know how to do it. It would stop "aging" however diseases and other things can still finish you off. The reason we age is our RNA gets damaged and cannot reproduce cells the same way so they are changed and damaged. I'd go more into specifics but that is a good enough layman's explanation.
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I don't think we will be able to reverse ageing anytime soon, but in the next few years, you can probably just download your mind into a android body, but keep in mind, it won't actually be you, it will just have your memories and it will strongly believe it's you.
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Fred what is your take on telemeres?
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Is it because mutations cause cancer?
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all I can think about is the legal drinking age
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Just a PSA that not only is "downloading" your mind fundamentally flawed in several ways but doing so would just be creating a copy, so the original instance, you, would still die.
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I would be very cautious of something that could reverse ageing, Ageing is needed for complex organisms and If you mess with the ageing process you would most likely die of cancer.
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I would tell who ever offered to go shoot themselves... What if they cant stop it at whatever age you want? you just keep going until your an embryo. No thanks.
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