Thursday, October 21, 2010

Technological Attempts at Human Immortality | Sherweb blog

Vampires are everywhere. Not literally of course, but it seems that every other movie coming to theaters and every other television program features the pale nocturnal bloodsuckers in some form or another.  Truth be told, there have been books and movies and shows about vampires for decades now, but things have certainly kicked into high gear over the last few years.  There’s got to be more to it than just “vampires are dangerous and sexy.”  Perhaps it’s the idea of immortality that intrigues and allures fanatical audiences by the millions.  Perhaps deep in the human psyche, as the educated population’s overall belief in a heaven or life after death wavers, there is a glimmer of hope that these creatures really do exist, and that one bite could make you live forever.


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Well, sorry to burst anyone’s bubble, but vampires don’t exist.  This does not mean that all hope is lost, as there is much effort and research and money going into uncovering the path to human immortality.  We should not look towards creatures of myth for answers, but to technology.  Here’s what’s being done so far.

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Technological Attempts at Human Immortality | Sherweb blog

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