Last Updated: 13 April 2019 by Marc Woodard
Believe it or not – biologically our bodies are capable of living 120 years. And that lifespan appears to be dependent upon many factors including our environment, culture and lifestyle.
One only needs to make a comparison from the early 1800s average life span and how short it was and how it increased from ~37 to 47 years of age by the end of the 19th century. By the mid-1950s one could expect to live an average life span of 68 years. Today, that average has now reached 79 years of age.
Many scientists now believe a 120 year life span average is not impossible because of advancements in emerging genomic, and micro-Nano processing technologies. I know this all sounds Sci-Fi to many of you, but I assure you these emerging technologies are real and advancing at warp speed.
Simply by viewing a window of time (~200 years) our average life span has increased 225%, or 44 additional years. To be fair, most of that 225% increase occurred during the mid-20th century due to the advancements of science. By today’s science – in order to achieve an average 100-120 year life span for a majority of any population… something within and outside of lifestyle, environment and conventional medical practices must change.
Today the likelihood of living to the age of 100-120 years is reserved for a few. Yes, there are recorded individuals that lived 122 years. And in areas without official birth records, local clerics and residents have claimed they knew of people living past 150 years of age. With today’s technology, its not so far fetched to believe the 120 year lifespan may soon be possible for a majority rather than reserved for a few.
Let’s take a look at a couple of anti-aging and longevity experiments going on today. And in doing so better understand how one could live to 120 and beyond in good health. Also answer another question, can this longevity objective be achieved without advanced medical treatment through diet?
Recent studies show within rhesus monkey experiments at the University of Wisconsin, restricted diets slow down the bodies aging process. Although it is not understood exactly what mechanisms causes this – the studies show restricted calories simultaneously slow down the progression of disease as we age. So what do scientists take away from animal studies like these? By reducing daily intake 20-30% but not starvation dieting. It is said the CR (Calorie Restricted) diet could allow a human being to live maybe 135 to 140 years. Members of the Delaney’s group (Brian Delany is the president of Calorie Restriction Society) generally consumes fewer than 2000 calories a day. However it is also acknowledged by other restricted diet practitioners, it is not practical for a majority of population to endure a CR diet in hopes of achieving a 135-140 age result.
The answers to fountain of youth solutions are being studied through a new millennial set of eyes. These new age scientists believe it is now possible to extend human life by hundreds of years, not just decades or a century! So let’s look into their innovative mindset of how 100 or 200 years additional life could naturally progress to reality. The method to this madness is fueled by emerging sciences and technologies.
What are these technologies showing and telling us about weight management and ill-health prevention and control? By genetically turning-off the feeling of hunger without the subject feeling any sense of starvation. In the future, doctors will accomplish this task by having a patient swallow a nanobot pill that would switch on-off a DNA-gene string sequences that tell the brain 2000 calories of food per day is enough subsistence. Or how about a pill that was able to target a diseased gene string… then re-code and repair its DNA sequence. Wouldn’t this technology be of value to someone that is challenged with diabetes… heart condition or other ill-health conditions due to bad or addictive food habits?
In essence remove or short circuit a bad switch to cure disease, curve appetite and extend life…
Science has acknowledged it possible to slow down the aging gene considerably through various genome treatments not yet discovered. In San Francisco there was a gene altering experiment on microscopic worms where their average life span is 13 days. Professor Cynthia Kenyon was able to increase some of their life spans by 6 times, simply by altering one specific gene and where the worms live a healthy productive life throughout the duration. This validates the genes that cause us to age are not fixed.
Lets take a closer look at the bio-genome discipline to understand how these advancing technologies make it possible to double life expectancy through genome technology. Geneticists [scientists who study genes and heredity] are making new discoveries everyday showing how it’s possible to biologically treat and cure disease and extend life. But in order to fully appreciate these possibilities a basic understanding of genetics and some presumptions must be made to grasp where this technology is heading and likelihood of patient treatment application within our lifetime.
There are approximately 30,000 genes that influence our growth and development throughout the human lifecycle. Now imagine how many combinations of DNA genetic code sequences could be made out of all of those genes that influence the metabolism, hormonal, circulatory, blood, skeletal and organ functions. And within these 30,000 gene combinations – they are completely different and unique than any other individual. That means no two people could ever have the same DNA gene code string sequencesÂ within a chromosome nucleus.
We all have 23 pairs of chromosomes that make up human attributes and sequenced in the same order of decreasing size. So at the 100,000 foot ceiling we can identify chromosome and some cellular genetic structures connected to a limited number of abnormalities.
What the cutting edge science is doing now that’s exciting within the realm of life extension possibilities. It’s what we now see occurring at ground level that’s revolutionary.
In order to relate to the new technologies being applied to chromosomes and DNA gene code sequence studies… it is best to paint this picture through an analogy you can identify with.
Our chromosomes are aligned in order like a library of encyclopedia books. That is, we can determine when a book is missing in our chromosome library. When a chromosome book in the library is out of order it is easy to identify that missing out of place book. However DNA genetic code strings bound onto a chromosomes nucleus is much harder to decode – similar to reversing a cellular mutation [i.e., illness, disorder and disease].
This is where understanding of genetics gets way more complicated but possible to define, relate and apply the path science must take to to break the average life extension barrier.
To reach this understanding we must first define genome. It is the complete set of genes or genetic material present in a cell or organism. These genes reside within the structure of any animal’s chromosome cells nucleus, where there are threadlike linear strands of DNA circled and bound to associated cell proteins. Humans have the same 46 types of chromosomes in number and order with the exception when it comes to sex determination. That is the 23rd pair of chromosomes is different. XX chromosome (female) and the distinctive XY chromosome (male).
Our unique genetic code resides within each chromosome [book]. And the DNA gene strings within each cells chromosomes are uniquely color coded with the genetic transcription of both parents. Therefore our genetic code sequence reads more like a story or words used within a books chapters and as unique as a finger print, or snow flake. Recall – No two people could ever have the same DNA coded story.
Now imagine a super-tiny micro bio-factory that could be introduced into the blood or immune circulatory system, that targets, re-codes and resets the aging or diseased chromosome gene code sequence. Just like updating a sentence within a books chapter. Although no two people have the same chapter stories – we all have the same book titles. It’s the individual ill-health story that reads wrong… whereby it now appears possible to edit and read right and rid the ill-health story within the body. Thereby reversing illness, disease and slowing down the aging process.
Genomics has advanced greatly over the last decade, now known as Genome Technology. The Genome Technology Branch (GTB) is a specialized group of research scientists that have developed world-class scientific control standards in innovative technology studies on gene isolation. This science allows gene isolation research to occur on a segment of a chromosome DNA molecule that codes and sequences, to include computational analysis of chromosome protein and linear DNA sequencing, etc. It is known through these studies that the color coding of our genes occupy certain space on a DNA gene string and on any one of 23 pairs of chromosomes in nearly every cell of our body. A blood sample is now the most common method to determine a biological DNA match. The same confirmation of genetic match can be found within the saliva, other bio-fluids, skin, hair and exoskeleton.
If the chromosomes are the books that make up our library, then once opened the words and sentences are the 30,000 gene combinations of off-on switches that influence our unique growth and development, aging process and risk of acquiring disease. Now you can better understand how gene sequencing at the molecular level has unique DNA code per individual and why illness and disease (i.e., cancer, etc.,) is challenging to treat with current modern medicine and medical technologies.
It now appears likely one day soon and within the 21st century… science will be able to target a genetic defect(s) within a singular chromosome DNA string to cure cancer without second guessing treatment alternatives. And this will be accomplished by re-sequencing (and/or) turn on/off DNA gene strand connections as common treatment protocol. Whereby the cure will likely be treated through a bio-nanobot-factory processor that targets DNA defects within the books sentence structure [chromosomes nucleus].
What is a nanobot and how does it relate to these super tiny processor bio-factories better known as Nano robotics.
Nanobot is a new conceptual nanoscale organic-like robot (0.1 â€“ 10 micrometers with ~1.5 nanometer switches). Its factory platform functions like a biochemical-medical repair center who’s processing size and speeds far exceed current computer processing technology. For example, our computer processors function in micro seconds (1 millionth of a second) on relative processor scale and platform. Where we’re heading in genome science is a super charged Nano-robotic processing time (1 billionth of a second) on a biochemical-compatible sized organic switching relay-repair platform that targets the sentence in need of editing.
In the future these tiny bio-repair factories will be ideal to inject or consume as medicine that targets and makes the necessary cellular repairs. But we’re still too big to operate on a Nano-processing platform and don’t have a working prototype yet. However, the micro-processing scalability already exists and it just a matter of time before Nano processing technology becomes available for medical genome treatment on humans. As micro and Nano-processing technologies merge and advance, so does the microbiology and genomic mapping coordination to identify chromosome nucleus defects and re-coding a target site.
Using computer processer technology to advance genome science is possible because our body’s cellular structures function a lot like a computer processor. And the cellular functions of the body is mapped like a software code that makes DNA functional repairs possible through biochemical-electrical properties. Therefore it is more likely than not this technology at some point will be able to extend life, cure cancer and medical treatment as we know it today becomes dated and obsolete.
It’s only a matter of time…
It is possible within our lifetime to visit a medical doctor and be injected or swallow a pill that contains super-tiny organic bio-processor robotic factories that circulate throughout the blood stream and make necessary repairs, cure disease and slow down the aging process.
Regardless of how you feel about the science and the morality of it… anti-aging and advanced genome and other medical science and processor technologies are emerging industries… I’d literally take stock in.
About.com. what is Binary? http://php.about.com/od/programingglossary/qt/binary.htm
Bionet. How Long Can we Live? www.bionetonline.org. http://www.bionetonline.org/english/content/ll_cont1.htm
National Human Genome Research Institute. Genome Technology Branch. http://www.genome.gov/10000016 Peris, Richard. Dr. Could We Live Forever?
Or Even Come Close. 11 February 09. http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-3445_162-3475140.html
Sciences Education Foundation, General Atomics. Gene/Chromosome Gen/DNA Relationship Analogies. http://www.sci-ed-ga.org/modules/dna/anals/genedna.html
The Free Dictionary. X Chromosome. http://medical-dictionary.thefreedictionary.com/X+chromosome
Wikipedia. Genomics. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Genomics
Wikipedia. Nanorobotics. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ Nanorobotics
Woodard, Marc. A Pill That Could Extend Life beyond 100 Years. Mirror Athlete Fitness Secrets. 23 November 2012. http://www.mirrorathlete.org/2012/11/23/a-pill-that-could-extend-life-beyond-100-years/
Woodard, Marc. 10 Super Centenarians how’d They Live over 116? Mirror Athlete Fitness Secrets. 22 September 2012. http://www.mirrorathlete.org/2012/09/22/10-super-centenarians-howd-they-live-over-116/
CRNano.org. Center for Responsible Nanotechnology.
What is Nanotechnology? http://crnano.org/whatis.htm
Author: Marc T. Woodard, MBA, BS Exercise Science, ARNG, CPT, RET. 2015-19 Copyright. All rights reserved, Mirror Athlete Inc., www.mirrorathlete.org, Sign up for your Free eNewsletter.