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The Goal of Humanity

Matthew Machin

Posted on October 4, 2017 13:53

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Where are we headed as a species? What is the goal? What can we do to make life suck less? Perspective and knowledge.

The idea that everyone who's died is forgotten upsets me. Every single human has propelled our species forward in some small way. Of course, there are others who've done more and rubbed it in all our less-important faces. But don't be discouraged. The human race is moving forward. I'll get into it.

The goal is for every human being to become immortal so that they can learn, experience and create every possible piece of information in existence, whether you know it or not. Science will find a way to biologically immortalize human beings to allow space travel to merely be a century-long inconvenience. The lack of death will allow nothing to matter in reference to time being wasted. But art and knowledge will remain, keeping us fresh.

Think this is B.S.? Think I'm cray-cray? You might be right. But my care is not. Research the Turritopsis Dohrnii, aka the immortal jellyfish. Biological immortality, in theory, is already occurring. The Turritopsis Dohrnii is also my runner-up favorite animal behind the dragon. Who doesn't want to live forever? I believe in the next thousand years science will have figured out a way to extend our lives by halting the aging process.

Liz Blackburn, Nobel Prize winner, delved into the potential role of mitochondria manipulation for immortality research in The New Yorker article, Silicon Valley's Quest for Forever. Mitochondria are power cells that digest nutrients and spread them to the rest of our body's tissue for repair and growth. Not to be confused with midichlorians, the things Jedi's have that make them super special. Simply look at the the past 600 years of medical technology and develop the ability to forecast. 

So basically, we'll go anywhere and do anything we want without consequences, absent the end that draws near to us all. It takes four million light years to get to the end of the universe. No big deal, long vacation. By that time there will be trillions more books, movies, video games and life experiences to take part in to keep us busy. There will be no reason not to learn everything. There will be no ego to pull us to another subject, since time will not be a factor in our daily or yearly lives.

We will finally become gods. Which will be super awesome if you think about it. But everyone will be a god in their own right, and that's less awesome. All knowing and such. Also, war will still be a big deal, but it'll be way cooler and probably with robots/cyborgs/immortals.

Help humanity get there. There may be a day where all humans who have died can be regenerated. Through science all this is, in theory, possible. The day may come where your body is rebuilt and mind restored centuries after your death so that you can have tea with George Washington on Pluto with your previously dead relatives and ancestors in attendance.

Matthew Machin

Posted on October 4, 2017 13:53

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