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...thousand years or more? I mean with stem cell research altering DNA just using medical equipment to keep the brain alive replacing buggered organs routinely grown by stem cells

What ways are being worked on currently to extend life and what do you think is the most realistic way to do it?

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Yes i do. Humans are a very unique specie, but they do make mistakes when it comes to wars lol.
I think that this is very possible and this would be just wonderful if they could!
The average human life span is 80 years. A while back it was about 40 years. This is double changed. I think that if science keeps progressing the way it is then this will happen very soon.
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not likely - the human "machine" degrades too quickly.
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according to darwin he thinks we used to eat bananas back in the days
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It depends on what you define as life. Life in the traditional sense we think of it now? Pretty unlikely. In the future it may be possible to extend "life" pretty far using technological advances (robotics/computer technology/etc..), but that's still bordering on the realm of science fiction.
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yes thousand years more...The research is have telling in DNA test. Human life is a just 60 years.life is a more experience and more sense collecting in the information....
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If humans continue to exist, then it will be possible. @Stanely, this is true but if you replace aging cells and add protective genes to prevent mutations in cell division you can stop degradation. We are not near the technology and understanding of biology to achieve such a thing, but it is certainly possible.
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Has anyone stopped to wonder not if it CAN be done, but if it SHOULD be? I'm sure with technology advancing as it is, it will be possible in the future...but if we were able to live a thousand years...? The human population already exceeds the resources available, if people lived that long, how long would it take before we completely wiped out our resources?
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Don't worry shinvshk. Luckily (for Earth's sake) a disease or a natural disaster will wipe out the human species before they achieve that. They just don't get that there's a balance that can't be broken. For instance look at what antibiotics overuse has created: multidrug resistant strains.
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