Fantastic Voyage : Live Long Enough to Live Forever by Ray Kurzweil & Terry Grossman talks about how within the next 100 years, life expectancy will grow, unimaginably so, to 5000 years !
Man, would one want to live 5000 years ? When will he retire ? How many relatives would he remember ? Do we all have to go through the grind of working,eating and sleeping for not just 50 years another 5000 years ?
It has been a very very interesting few pages so far - including the 'talk about modification of gene expression, notwithstanding the ability to modify genes themselves' meaning, you can create 'anti'effect to counter the disease causing genes . Talks about how 'remote-controlled nano-robots can be used to for precision-surgeries inside the body' and that they have already been used.
Think of sitting here developing IT systems compared to developing human system!. The book makes tall claims like nanotechnology combined with the bio-technology would render biology needless.
I think it is high time i quit Information Technology and shift to Bio-Technology - it is all so thrilling and fantastic.
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