Futurologist, Dr. Ian Pearson seem to believe the ability to ‘live forever’ might be within our grasp very soon. He claims people who are born after the year 1970 could have a very real chance at immortality.
Pearson told The Sun that he believes we are very close to achieving immortality and in the future, we will be able to live forever. As you probably know, we have been wanting to figure out a way to live forever and avoid death since well, basically the beginning of everything. Living forever is something that we consider to be highly controversial and without a doubt fascinating.
According to The Sun Pearson has said as follows:
“There are quite a lot of people interested in living forever. There always has been, but the difference now is tech is improving so quickly, lots of people believe they can actually do it.”
“No one wants to live forever at 95 years old, but if you could rejuvenate the body to 29 or 30, you might want to do that.”
“A long time before we get to fix our bodies and rejuvenate it everytime we feel like, we’ll be able to link our minds to the machine world so well, we’ll effectively be living in the cloud.”
“The mind will basically be in the cloud, and be able to use any android that you feel like to inhabit the real world. If you want to spend the evening in Australia, going to the Sydney opera house, you could use an android.”
He even went over the world of sex dolls and has this to say:
“The current state of sex dolls are starting to look quite human-like. Give them another 30 years of development and they’ll be extremely human-like. You can take any android body and they will look human-like, and download whatever mind you want. You could share one with someone else, or have one yourself, or own dozens of them.”
While of course, the first people to use these robotic bodies will be the rich people, in the end, prices will drop down to where everyone else will have access as well. He says that regardless of what happens to our bodies, in that time our minds will remain and that is basically the key to immortality. Eventually, the cloud will control everything. Do you think he is correct? Could our future really be summed up in an episode of Black Mirror or are we far more distant from this ‘goal ‘ than he thinks?
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