IMMORTALITY has been the regarded as mythology and science fiction for years but now human beings are close to defying death due to several major scientific breakthroughs which will give humans a plethora of choice on how to live forever by the year 2050, according to a top futurologist.
Dr Ian Pearson said human beings are very close to achieving immortality in a number of different ways, but only if you can make it to the year 2050. Anyone who dies before then could be part of the last generation of humans to die of old age. Dr Pearson said: "By 2050, it will only really be for the rich and famous. "Most people on middle-class incomes and reasonable working-class incomes can probably afford this in the 2060s. So anyone 90 or under by 2060.
There are several ways in which people can live forever, such as renewing body parts. This could be done in several ways, including genetic engineering that prevents or reverses the ageing of cells. People may be able to replace vital body organs with new parts. Scientists around the world are currently working on creating human organs using 3D printers loaded with living cells which could make organ transplants a thing of the past.
Dr Pearson added: "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.”