Why Age? Should We End Aging Forever?

by birtanpublished on September 9, 2020

If you had to choose right now how long would you want to live 80 years 90 120 longer and do you think you'll change your mind once you reach that age fifty thousand years ago most humans died very young as we learned how to use the resources around us to treat ourselves

There's got better and better today humans are living longer and healthier lives than ever before but this has an unforeseen consequence we spend an ever-increasing part of our lives being sick and in need of care most of us will

Die in a hospital bed which is depressing enough by itself but we also have to witness the same happening to our loved ones except maybe we can stop this forever the most effective way to treat a disease is to prevent it

It saves many more lives if you stop a million people from smoking than coming up with better chemo therapies so why not put a halt to the cause of all disease the process of Aging in a nutshell aging is caused by physics and

Not biology think of cars arts we're down from rubbing and grinding metal rusts filters get blood rubber cracks our bodies are worn down by trillions of tiny physical processes oxygen radiation from the Sun our metabolism our bodies

Have many mechanisms to repair this damage but over time they become less effective cell our bones and muscles weaken our skin wrinkles our immune system gets weaker we lose our memory and our senses diminish there's no such

Thing as dying of old age we all die because one of our important parts breaks the older we get the more damaged and fragile we become until one or multiple diseases take over and kill us unnoticed by most of us longevity

Research has made some unprecedented advances in the last few years for the first time we're starting to understand the mechanisms behind aging and how to manipulate them aging is neither mystical nor inevitable and we might be

Able to stop or delay it during your lifetime we'll discuss the science behind it and how scientists are trying to stop it in another video but first if we could should we end aging is this a good idea

The end of aging or life extension makes many people uncomfortable we're born a young become older and then we die this has been the natural order for literally all of human history and getting old is a good thing right we celebrate the idea

Of living long enough to experience old age we even call them the golden years but the reality is that everybody wants to become old but nobody wants to be old think of the Greek myth of toothiness for example Tiff's furnace was the lover

Of the goddess adios and probably an amazing dude because she begged Zeus to grant him immortality so they could spend eternity together but she forgot to specifically ask for eternal youth till earnest was granted eternal life

But he kept aging unable to die after a few hundred years he was reduced to the size of a grape babbling on senselessly forever thousands of years ago humans already fears never-ending old age but ending

Aging does not mean getting weaker and weaker if you become too old it's too late a 90 year old who stopped aging would die anyway after a few years too much damage has been done to his internal machinery there are already too

Many surfaces for disease to attack instead the concept of life extension promises to ends diseases and with them the end of a fixed maximum age we don't know how much we could prolong our lives we might make every human healthy to the

Currently accepted maximum age of around 120 or we might stop biological aging and disease indefinitely nobody knows at this point what's possible okay but even if we could achieve that should we well life extension is ready just another

Phrase for medicine all the doctors are doing is trying to prolong life and minimize suffering the vast majority of healthcare resources are spent on the consequences of Aging nearly half of your lifetime healthcare costs will be

Spent during your senior years and another third during middle age we are actually already trying to prolong life with our current medicine we're just doing it very inefficiently trying to stop aging from happening is not less

Natural than transplanting a heart treating cancer with chemotherapy using antibiotics or vaccines nothing humans do nowadays is purely natural anymore and we enjoy the highest standard of living ever as a consequence of that

What we're doing right now is waiting until it's too late and the machine is failing and then we use the vast majority of our resources trying to fix it as well as we can what it brings down even further but life-extension still

Feels hubris t'k most people assume that they will want to die once they reach a certain age and this might still be true the idea of avoiding death entirely is off-putting for many the end of biological aging would not mean the end

Of death in any way it's more like a summer evening when you were a kid and your mum called you inside you just wanted to keep playing have a little more fun during sunset before you went to sleep it's not about

Playing outside forever just a little longer until we feel tired if you imagine a world without disease where you and your loved ones could live in good health for another 100 or 200 years how would this change us would we take

Better care of our planet if we knew we would be around longer if we could work for 150 years how much time would we spend figuring out what we're good at how much more time would we spend learning would the intense feeling of

Pressure and stress many of us are feeling right now go away or get worse so ask me again if you could choose how long to live right now in good health and with your friends and family what's your personal answer what

Would you like your future to look like but maybe you are still unconvinced some nagging feeling remains that is the Reaper whispering into your brain watch my video to hear what he says and why you shouldn't listen your eternal future

May depend on it go watch the other part over at C GB Grace Channel and if you're not already subscribed subscribe

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