Bet you didn’t know that there is a creature on this planet that doesn’t age or die. The Hydra undergoes tissue regeneration when injured or severed, and is believed to never age or die.
This is what wiki says;
Daniel Martinez claimed in a 1998 article in Experimental Gerontology that Hydra are biologically immortal. This publication has been widely cited as evidence that Hydra do not senesce (do not age), and that they are proof of the existence of non-senescing organisms generally. In 2010 Preston Estep published (also in Experimental Gerontology) a letter to the editor arguing that the Martinez data support rather than refute the hypothesis that Hydra senesce.
So what does this mean?
It means immortality is a possibility. If it is possible in nature, then it is possible in science. Which then makes it possible for us to theoretically, live forever.
The question is; would YOU want to live forever?
It’s funny, but I don’t think I would. It would be nice to regenerate damaged parts, but I would want an expiration date. I think 200 years would be tops for me.
I believe a person could become very tired, bitter, easily irritated, and bored because of the somewhat predictability of life. Though in hindsight, it could be good for the Earth because people will start thinking of living on the planet for more than (80) years and start taking better care of our planet.
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