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Thursday, April 28, 2016

Expert claims we could extend our lives and become 'virtually immortal' as soon as 2029

Prophecy Sign:  Increased Knowledge - Life Extension

Whether by way of medical science or by way of human/hi-tech integration, the chase for extended life spans, (if not outright immortality), is in high gear. And some futurists, such as Ray Kurzweil, believe we will achieve that lofty goal in just over a decades times. Wouldn't that be ironic if by some means mankind reaches this goal, only to be plagued by a living hell here on earth due to the inability to achieve a wanted death?  We are not sure if this is what bible prophecy is warning of for the coming Tribulation period, but it sure seems like it.

During those days people will seek death but will not find it; they will long to die, but death will elude them. Revelation 9:6 NIV

Expert claims we could extend our lives and become 'virtually immortal' as soon as 2029
Although the idea of living forever seems to be rooted firmly in the realms of science fiction, it may not be the futuristic pipe dream once thought. Ray Kurzweil, an author who describes himself as a futurist and works on Google's machine learning project, predicts that by 2029, humans will be extending their lives considerably or even indefinitely. He also believes the human brain could be enhanced by tiny robotic implants that connect to cloud-based computer networks to give us 'God-like' abilities. 

Ray Kurzweil: Humans will be hybrids by 2030
In the future, humans are going to be artificially intelligent. That's the prediction of Ray Kurzweil, director of engineering at Google who spoke Wednesday at the Exponential Finance conference in New York. Kurzweil predicts that humans will become hybrids in the 2030s. That means our brains will be able to connect directly to the cloud, where there will be thousands of computers, and those computers will augment our existing intelligence. He said the brain will connect via nanobots -- tiny robots made from DNA strands. "Our thinking then will be a hybrid of biological and non-biological thinking," he said. The bigger and more complex the cloud, the more advanced our thinking. By the time we get to the late 2030s or the early 2040s, Kurzweil believes our thinking will be predominately non-biological.

Could we soon REVERSE death? 'Reanimation' firm is looking for ways to bring brain-dead people back to life
To be declared officially dead in the majority of countries, you have to experience complete and irreversible loss of brain function, or 'brain death.' And although this sounds final and absolute, a company in the US believes it doesn't have to be. Bioquark, a healthcare company set up to look into so-called 'repair' and 'reanimation' technologies claims death may not be 'irreversible' and we have reached a point to 'push the envelope' and test if this is really the case.  'We are repeatedly told through the medical establishment that brain death is "irreversible" and should be considered the end of the line,' Ira Pastor, boss of Bioquark said. 'Or is it? Have we come to a technological point where we are able to 'push the envelope' to see if this is truly the case? 

Scientists claim they've completed the first successful gene therapy against human ageing

The CEO of Bioviva USA Inc, Elizabeth Parrish, claims to be the first human in world history to have successfully reversed the effects of natural ageing - thanks to experimental gene therapy provided by her company. Parrish first underwent gene therapy in 2015 - one designed to protect against muscle mass depletion that is inherent to ageing and another to fight stem cell depletion due to age-related diseases.

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