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Study Ponders Limit On Natural Human Lifespans

If you want to live forever, you might want to start scrounging for robot parts, according to a new study out of Singapore.

Research conducted by biotech company Gero explored the natural resilience of the human body at various ages, and found that age 150 appears to be the upper limit for “human body resilience.” This means that, at a certain point between 120 and 150, and even in perfect conditions, your body simply wouldn’t be able to recover from injury or other stressors.

This is without any kind of technological intervention, says study co-author Andrei Gudkov:

“This work…explains why even most effective prevention and treatment of age-related diseases could only improve the average but not the maximal lifespan unless true antiaging therapies have been developed…”

I’ve thought about it, and I’m not even sure I’d want to live longer than 150 years. What’s the future like, anyway? And would you get bored from having lived so long, or longer?

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