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Want to live forever? You just have to make it to 2050

“If you're under 40 reading this article, you're probably not going to die unless you get a nasty disease." Those are the words of esteemed futurologist Dr. Ian Pearson, who told The Sun he believes humans are very close to achieving "immortality" – the ability to never die. Humans have been trying to find a way to dodge death for years. Ancient Greek alchemists tried to create a "philosopher's stone" that would let people live forever, but humans have yet to beat death. However, Dr. Pearson tells The Sun that there are a number of different ways we could live forever – as long as you can make it to the year 2050. If you kick the bucket before then, you might be part of the last generation of humans to die of old age. Method #1: Renewing your body parts "There are quite a lot of people interested in living forever," explains Dr. Pearson. "There always has been, but the difference now is tech is improving so quickly, lots of people believe they can actually do it." He reveals that one way to extend life would be to use bio-technologies and medicine to "keep renewing the body, and rejuvenating it". "No one wants to live forever at 95 years old, but if you could rejuvenate the body to 29 or 30, you might want to do that." This could be done in several ways, including genetic engineering that prevents (or reverses) the ageing of cells. Alternatively, you could replace vital body organs with new parts. Many scientists around the world are working on creating human organs using 3D printers loaded with living cells, which could one day make human organ donors redundant.

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