That statement seems like total science fiction does it not? Well that is not the case as we have it in existance in todays world. One type of Jellyfish can live forever, it regenerates it aging cells continually basically being organically immortal (meaning it can not die of old age). It is the only known creature able to do so.
One day we will crack the code of how it manages to do this and be able to apply it to other lifeforms, from then on people will be able to avoid death from old age. It could also mean being able to regenerate cells that are being attacked by degenerative diseases (cancer, multiple sclerosis, parkinsons, alzheimer, etc...). So as long a person avoids unfortunate accidents you could live for 1000s of years if not more.
- ▼ 2009 (15)