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Immortality

  1. Learn What It Would Really Be Like to Be Immortal With This Animated TED-Ed Video

    There Can Be Only One

    TED Education has compiled seven stylish animated videos explaining what it would be like if we actually had some of the more typical super powers, like flight, super speed, invisibility, and immortality.  Learn why regeneration might actually be an excellent idea above, and check out your favorite power over at the TED blog. (via TED Blog) Previously in Superheroes

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  2. Immortality Possible By 2045, So Hold On To Those YOLOs

    The 2045 Initiative is bringing together the world's leading scientists in its bid to attain a means to cybernetic immortality by 2045. Now it's reaching out to Forbes' billionaires for funding, promising them their own personal immortality care package in return. That means you need to keep yourself alive for 33 more years, so no more parasailing off your speedboat clutching a bottle of bubbly.

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  3. Wanna Live Forever? Become A Noun! [Video]

    In the search for immortality, humans have built great monuments of stone, had songs sung about their great deeds, and been frozen. However, there may be an easier path. NPR's Robert Krulwich (who comprises one half of the amazing Radiolab program that you really should be listening to) and Adam Cole posit that the fastest way to immortality is simply to have your name become a noun. However, it's not without drawbacks. Sit back, relax, and enjoy toe-tapping etymological madness. (Krulwich Wonders via @JadAbumrad)

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  4. Pentagon to Make Terrifying Immortal Organisms

    Wired is reporting that the Pentagon is investing in a project called BioDesign, which would ideally create organisms that could be programmed to live indefinitely. In addition:

    They’ll encode loyalty right into DNA, by developing genetically programmed locks to create “tamper proof” cells. Plus, the synthetic organism will be traceable, using some kind of DNA manipulation, “similar to a serial number on a handgun.” And if that doesn’t work, don’t worry. In case Darpa’s plan somehow goes horribly awry, they’re also tossing in a last-resort, genetically-coded kill switch.

    The exhaustively researched conspiracy manifesto just writes itself, doesn't it?  We all know how well genetically-coded kill switches work out. 

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