Legendary Peng Zu "long eight hundred years, life forever", lived more than 800 years, the medieval Idhella witch never married, with the "holy soul" of the body of 415 years, until today, the foreign rich secretly raise "blood slaves", customized human body freezing plan rumors are still in the ear.

Ten years, 100 years, 1000 years, can we finally achieve the "sustainable" life span?

In 2012, the Guardian reported that Dr Aubrey de Grey, of Cambridge University, pioneered the theory of "the rate of escape in life", saying that within 20 years longevity research would grow faster than death and humans would be sustainable. In addition, he boldly said in an interview that "the first human being of the century to live to the age of 1,000 has been born."

As a talented Cambridge doctor and editor-in-chief of an authoritative journal, Dr. de Grey's "trump theory" has naturally provoked a lot of ridicule in academia, with Tyro Kunas, a professor at the University of California, directly sarcastically saying that it was the funniest joke he had heard in nearly a decade.

It is true that discussing the topic of eternal life with current technology is tantamount to dreaming, but it seems that it is not difficult to make the elderly group live with more dignity by living for a few more years through health technology.

In February 2021, a Bloomberg report set off a publicity frenzy: Elon Musk, the world's richest man and founder of Tesla, revealed on Clubhouse live that its brain-computer interface chip had broken through the stage of implanting "primates" in animal brains, and that monkeys implanted with wireless chips could play several video games through brain waves. Brain-computer interface technology allows humans to see the possibility of life's permanence from different angles.

A tiny chip that allows a group of people with damaged spines to transmit brain signals to computers and then "free movement" through external aids. In the long run, Musk says, "even if the body dies, 'consciousness' can continue to persist in the network or be transplanted into other 'containers'.

Therefore, the academic community pointed out that this kind of technology may extend life from the physical level to the consciousness level, providing a new strategy for this field, human beings "live to 1000 years old" one step closer. But despite its legendary nature, Wang Shouyan, vice president of Fudan's Institute of Brain Intelligence Science and Technology, says the distance from implanting monkey brains to "AI immortality" is too far away.

Unlike the "emerging" in the field of life sciences, the tech-sci-tech mecca "Silicon Valley" has long allowed mature related technologies to take shape. In 2012, Google set up a secret project, Calico, to pay $2 billion to declare war on Death; in 2016, Facebook founder Zukerberg set up a $3 billion foundation to tackle age-related illnesses once and for all this century; and in 2017, Oracle founder Larry Ellison spent $1 billion working with leading universities to study key mechanisms for life decline.

Peter Thiel, a representative Silicon Valley investor, was more aggressive, spending millions of dollars on a multi million-dollar "blood-for-service" from a Silicon Valley start-up called Ambrosia; Musk's current girlfriend, 33-year-old singer Grimes, was influenced by her boyfriend to perform Blue Light Removal surgery on the retina.

The Chinese rich are not too expensive to let go. Hong Kong Island's richest man, Li Chaoren, has a fond interest in a mysterious molecule. It is understood that in May 2017, the "rich list" of 22 years of Superman Li went to the University of California to first understand and try the molecule, to friends "as if back to 20 years old." Lee's decisive investment of HK$170m in related material bets comes after he invested heavily in the life sciences sector to set up the Biomedical and Health Sciences Centre and hire Nobel Prize-winning chemist Doudna as a professor. Under the leading effect of the richest man, the molecule in the north and other cities in the high net worth circle caused a wave, commercialization results Ai Muyin, despite the value of a lot of, still in JD.com and other markets continue to be popular until out of stock. Earlier this year, a large clinical outcome of 304 people was positive, and Lee's stake in the company he had invested in jumped 97 percent overnight, helping it regain its position as the richest man.

Groups at the top of wealth and power tend to fear death more. UBS, known for serving high net worth individuals, surveyed more than 5,000 high-net-worth investors (with at least $1m in invest-able assets) in 2018, with 84 per cent of the rich saying they were "willing to spend $10,000 a week on health needs". Real estate tycoon Li Zhaoji (who was ranked 4th in Hurun worldwide and is currently the 2nd Chinese) is calling out "willing to use 100 billion, in exchange for 20 years of youth."

This is a "miracle" era, the rapid development of health technology is rapidly disintegrating our inherent thinking. "The "life gap" caused by the gap between rich and poor is unfolding globally and will further widen with technological developments," Stephen Temer, chief strategist at Silver Merrill Lynch, said in a May 2019 report. This is not a worry, the aforementioned cause of the domestic high net worth trend of Ai Muyin, even if the domestic set up 100 tons of factories, customers are mostly from first-tier cities.

When the rich monopolize sustainable technology through wealth, when money may become a "death-free gold medal", as ordinary people, do we choose to sit back and die or make good money? It's a heavy topic...


20年内打碎寿命枷锁?剑桥双料博士:首个1000岁人类或已诞生_腾讯新闻 (qq.com)