As scientists around the world race against one another trying to crack the code of ageing, humans achieving immortality no longer sounds like science fiction.
In the last 100 years, human lifespan has increased by over two decades. A big chunk of this increase can be credited to improvement in living standards, nutrition, healthcare and new drugs.
In past decades, longevity research focused on stretching the human lifespan. Studies like ‘Calorie restricted diet’ done on rats and monkeys proved that it is possible to increase normal life span by 40%.
But as humanity reaches its biological limits, new and more ambitious research is being conducted in respected institutions like Harvard, Stanford and many biotech companies around the world to pinpoint the gene responsible for ageing in humans. If scientists are able to repair those genes, then no one will age beyond their prime. World will be filled with people who truly stay Young for Life.
The breakthrough may be just around the corner, or it may take a few more decades. The best strategy for us will be to invest on physical fitness and proven therapies like testosterone and phytonutrients to increase our longevity.
We need to stay in good shape, delay the ageing process till drugs to stop ageing become available, so that one day we can claim to be the first generation of humans to achieve immortality.