Thursday 8 May 2008

Can Humans Live to 1,000 Years?

I was going through this article, where scientists are working in increasing the life span of humans. Cambridge University geneticist Aubrey de Grey has famously stated,
“The first person to live to be 1,000 years old is certainly alive today… whether they realize it or not, barring accidents and suicide, most people now 40 years or younger can expect to live for centuries.”
Michael Rose, a professor of evolutionary biology at the University of California says
“I am working on immortality”.

It was an interesting piece for me as few days back I was going through a website where it had given explanation about different yugas. According to the information provided in this website, in Kruta yuga life of humans would be 1 lakh years, in treta yuga it is 10000 years, in dvapara yuga it is 1000 years and in kali yuga it is 120 years.

We have many instances where people have crossed 100-110 years. There are very few exceptions to this rule (kind of) like the people who were mentioned by Paramhamsa Yogananda in his book Autobiography of a Yogi. The people who are still alive in the Himalayas and they have crossed 1000 years!

I was just trying to relate the article with what mentioned in our ancient texts. I was just wondering if scientists really can increase the life span of humans in near future. It is indeed interesting to see where this research is heading!

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