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Immortality within reach: will we soon live to be 1,000 years old ?

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Among the ancestral fantasies that have haunted civilizations for centuries, none is as dizzying as that of human immortality, even rivaling that of the quest for our origins. Immortal Man, a concept which could finally come to fruition thanks to the prodigious technological advances of our era. Raymond Kurzweil, author and director of engineering since 2012 at Google, presented in his recent book The Singularity is Nearer a theory that is more than just ;bold: nanorobots could be the key to stopping the human aging process, allowing us to access millennial longevity.

Nanorobots: guardians of our youth?

Kurzweil, both in his book and in a publication in Wired , postulates that the symbiosis between nanotechnology and artificial intelligence conceals the secret of this longevity. Human aging lies in the gradual accumulation of errors in cells each time they divide. If current anti-aging therapies aim to attenuate these errors to optimize bodily regeneration, Kurzweil aims to “ cure aging itself  “, a design that he considers achievable thanks to nanotechnological breakthroughs.

In his vision, he plans the implantation of several hundred billion nanorobots in each human body, who would work tirelessly to repair and improve failing organs. Although these projections may seem fanciful, Kurzweil remains convinced that these tiny medical automatons will soon allow us to transcend current biological limits.

A contested futuristic vision

Naturally, this prospect of a multi-millennial life thanks to nanorobots raises its share of questions and controversy. The ethical and societal implications of such immortality are disproportionate. We may be concerned about the impact of increased longevity on global demographics, natural resources and social structures. We could also question the very acceptability of this technology. Hosting hundreds of billions of robots in his body. What's the point ?

Despite the dazzling progress of artificial intelligence, we are largely entitled to ;#8217;question the feasibility and usefulness of such a project. Death is an integral part of the human experience, giving it up could, for some, prove nightmarish. Reality or fantasy of an engineer? Let us recall that Kurzweil also participates in theArmy Science Advisory Board, an American federal committee where he advises the army in the fields of nanotechnologies. The latter seems convinced that they seem to be a cure for all ills, even climate change.

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  • Raymond Kurzweil has written a new work: The Singularity is Nearer.
  • He presents his point of view, ensuring that nanotechnologies will be a cure for human aging.
  • His vision necessarily raises ethical and societal controversies.
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