How tech could soon be helping all of us live longer


As the world continues to turn, the world of technology is advancing even more. Sometimes, it can feel as though we’ll soon have gadgets and gizmos for any kind of need. Could tech really help all of us live longer? It seems as though nothing is impossible when it comes to technology.

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Cryonics

It once felt as though freezing someone and bringing them back to life later in the future was something straight out of a sci-fi movie. Now, it looks as though it could be closer than ever before. It’s thought you could pay just $80,000 to have your head frozen, or fork out around $200,000 to have your whole body cryogenically frozen. Many people hope this will one day be a treatment for people with incurable illnesses. If they are frozen, they could be bought back when science has a cure. As if that wasn’t enough, some companies are even offering to freeze pets alongside their owners.

Digital consciousness

Yes, it seems as though it really might not be long until we can upload our minds onto a computer. There are currently plenty of companies researching how we can make this happen. The brain uses different electrical currents to send messages around the brain. Now, it’s all about learning how to send them to a computer instead. Uploading our consciousness means that everyone could have access to our memories and thoughts, but that’s not all. Having a digital consciousness is one way that we can live for eternity – or at least until the computer is destroyed.

Moving to space

The race for space is on, and it looks like living in space is becoming more of a reality every day – especially if the private companies around the world have anything to say about it. SpaceX, founded by Elon Musk, has been the talk of the town for many years as he wants to see people living on Mars. Elon’s not alone. Plenty of other companies are also working on rockets and rovers that can be sent up into the galaxy in the hopes of finding a way to make another planet habitable. As if that wasn’t enough, there are yet very limited rules out there in space. Moving up there could be a way for many humans to start over.

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Apocalypse insurance

Many of us have heard of the people building underground bunkers or setting up towns deep in the desert out of harm’s way. Some people have been known to invest millions, if not billions of dollars to make sure that they are protected just in case anything happens to the rest of the world. As well as having somewhere safe to hide out, they also need food, water, and a way to rebuild their lives after the great event that engulfs the rest of the world. It’s believed that Steve Huffman. Larry Ellison, and Mark Zuckerberg are just a handful of billionaires who have invested in some type of apocalypse insurance over the years.

Some people have one goal in mind: to live forever. Now, it seems as though they will stop at nothing until they’ve reached their goal. Using tech to live longer once felt as though it belonged in fictional tales. However, the hard work of the geniuses of the world means that it could soon be a reality.