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November 30th, 2009

Want a long life? Volunteer

Recently, a rather startling claim was made by Ray Kurzweil, an American scientist, who has just announced that humans could become immortal in about 20 years time. He pins his hopes on research on the human body and on nanotechnology. Spare parts are already being used to replace worn-out body parts.

Mr. Kurzweil is quoted as saying, "I and many other scientists now believe that in around 20 years we will have the means to reprogram our bodies' stone-age software so we can halt, then reverse ageing. Then nanotechnology will let us live forever."


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