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New Episode! #061 Decoding Age and Living Forever
A Challenge or Upgrade to Humanity
Discovering the fountain of youth has been the millennia-old dream of humans. We have seen it in the old stories of Herodotus to the Silicon Valley entrepreneurs talk about it. The gene-editing technology such as CRISPR has made possible of preventing diseases before it happens, which could eradicate many of the incurable illnesses we have today. However, it has also allowed us to dream once again to the possibility of eternal life. I've always in the belief that we try to maximize our time in our bodies because life is finite. What will we do with our lives if we can live forever? Will we cherish it or abuse it?
In this episode, I speak with Mark Ryall, an independent researcher and author of the book "Age Decoded". We discuss the virtue of humanity and the need to examine what it means to live life. We are wired by default to think in short term but what if this becomes infinite? There is something more than eternal youthfulness and beauty beyond the lines of a finite life.
Here is what we discuss in the episode;
- Who is Mark Ryall and the inspiration of his book
- What is CRISPR and gene editing
- What is the significant and potential achievements of this technology
- The ethical difference between preventing diseases and prolonging life
- What does it mean for humanity to obtain eternal life
Have a great week ahead!