AMAZING CREATURES OF THE DEEP
Immortality, Anti-Aging, and Afterlife are issues that have been on the human mind for thousands of years.
Ever since Gods of the Greek Pantheon could turn certain humans to be immortal and Utnapishtim became the only man to escape death, according to the Mesopotamian Mythology, humans have been trying to unlock the secrets to eternal youth.
The answer of eternal life may be hidden deep in the sea.
How is Immortality perceived and how can humans defeat ‘Death’?
In its religious meaning, afterlife1 refers to the soul or spirit of the individual that continues to exist forever. There are many beliefs & variations depending on the religion.
Scientifically, longevity may refer to technologies for life extension such as cryonics.
There have also been various (many of them successful) attempts aiming to reverse aging (to a certain extent) using medicine or even cosmetic surgery.
One interesting (yet still hypothetical) futuristic process is mind uploading, where your brain will be scanned and uploaded to a computer and then transferred to a humanoid or a computer for any potential future use.
Some futurists share the optimistic idea that if we manage to remain alive until 2050 (so if you are born before 1970, perhaps it is best not to read this), you may actually achieve immortality
“The only thing wrong with immortality is that it tends to go on forever.”
― Herb Caen (American journalist 1916–1997)
Can someone be immortal?
Well, the (short) answer is YES.
The long answer though goes: If you are a jellyfish AND your scientific name is Turritopsis Dohrnii AND you live in the Caribbean or North America AND if no predator in the dark see kills you, then YES.
Let’s learn more about this fascinating species that can defeat death (sort of).