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Comment 44 by VrijVlinder

There can't be immortality like in vampire movies. We are the product of faulty design by evolution itself. (…) We have an expiration date stamped by our genetics. (…) Can't beat biology.

You’re being fatalistic. It’s not like there’s any fundamental natural law in the universe that forbids science from changing human biology, or rejuvenating it, or even replacing it. Can’t beat biology? That’s what medicine is about. Aging is extremely complex is all. Work hard at it a for a few centuries, there’s no reason to think we can’t conquer it. There’s a very real chance you and I belong to a small minority of humans that will wither and die. Once people wake up and realize that, hopefully they’ll stop being so depressingly accepting about it, and then we can get to work and solve this thing.

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