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  • The truth is, you're going to die.

  • We all are.

  • That's because, unlike whooping cough or strep throat, death has no cure.

  • But thanks to the latest, medical breakthroughs were closer than ever to finding one.

  • In fact, some experts predict that will be able to live up to 20% longer over the next 100 years.

  • That means Children today might live until they're 145 years old.

  • And what about immortality?

  • Well, turns out, even that's not out of the question.

  • History is littered with unusual attempts to defy death.

  • 1920 for example, a Russian scientists thought that he could prolong life by sewing a piece of monkey testicle to a humans.

  • And even more shockingly, this idea caught on.

  • At least 300 people underwent this procedure.

  • Ouch.

  • Anyways, today, the field of longevity is farm or scientific.

  • New drugs like Rapa Meyssan, for example, can increase the lifespan of mice up to 30%.

  • Rapid Meyssan works by slowing down the growth of certain cells that contribute to aging, and experts predict that it will likely have a similar effect in humans, adding as much as 15 years to our current lifespan.

  • But even if drugs like rap, mice and work, there's no saying that your heart won't suddenly give out well before then.

  • Or maybe it will be your liver.

  • Well, it turns out there's a fix for that, too.

  • Just print a new one.

  • In 2013, scientists made headlines when they three d printed the first living kidney, and by 2018 they'd advanced the tech to the point where they were printing human corneas from an ink made out of stem cells.

  • At this pace, technology could soon bumps the average global life expectancy from 72 to 86 on the maximum possible age to somewhere around 145.

  • And, yeah, you know, that sounds impressive.

  • But what if you wanted to live forever?

  • That's exactly what projects like the 2045 initiatives are trying to work out.

  • By the year 2045.

  • They aim to create extraordinary human bodies that could, in theory, last forever.

  • But their goal depends on something that's nearly impossible to acquire a map of the human brain.

  • So far, scientists have Onley mapped the brain of a worm, which has about 86 billion fewer neurons than our own.

  • And that means that it could take generations, not just decades, to transfer the human psyche to a robot.

  • But businesses like Cry or us are betting that that day will come.

  • They offer to freeze your body after you die for a cold $36,000 or for half the price.

  • Just your head sounds fine.

  • Theo idea is that one day in the future, your brain might be thought and transferred into an avatar where you'll live forever and should that day.

  • Come on, Lee, one question will remain.

  • Do you really want to?

The truth is, you're going to die.

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