The earth has a long life history of 4 billion years. In such a long time, there have been too many types of life to be counted. And life continues to move forward through evolution, and no matter what kind of life it is, it basically cannot continue to the present.
The ecological environment of nature creates life, but nature puts a lot of shackles on life. At the same time, nature launches an ecological disaster every once in a while, killing more than 80% of life. After the biological extinction, those who survived will continue to evolve.
That’s it. The earth has experienced as many as five mass extinctions in the past 500 million years. The closest thing to us was the mass extinction of dinosaurs 65 million years ago. Although the extinction of the dinosaurs was caused by an asteroid hitting the earth, which caused a drastic ecological change, who can tell that the asteroid hitting the earth was not an arrangement of nature?
The mass extinctions of life after time have caused the life of the earth to rotate continuously over the course of 4 billion years. Now there are very few ancient organisms on the earth. The creatures that survived the mass extinction event 65 million years ago and reproduced to the present are already considered to be the oldest creatures on earth, and the earlier ancient creatures have not yet been found to have continued on the earth.
This is the ruthlessness and cruelty of nature to life. In addition to using the mass extinction to continuously clean the creatures, nature has also added another terrible shackle to creatures, that is, they cannot live forever. Human beings were born millions of years ago, and civilization was formed more than 5,000 years ago. After human civilization was formed, many people dreamed of being able to live forever, especially many emperors had such dreams, and they also paid a lot. For example, Qin Shihuang, who is very persistent in immortality, tried to achieve it through various methods, but in the end he also failed.
In the eyes of many people, immortality is always just a dream and cannot be realized. Although people have basically realized this cruel fact, they still haven’t eliminated the desire for immortality in people’s hearts. After mankind entered the age of science and technology, people realized the greatness of science and believed that science can do everything in this world, including the creation of life.
Since science can create life, it seems to be possible to make life immortal. So scientists began a lot of research on immortality, and proposed various methods to achieve immortality, such as using ice-sealing technology to stop the metabolism of cells in the body and keep active forever. In theory, this method allows a person to live forever, but only in sleep.
When human beings entered the era of artificial intelligence, some mad scientists even proposed immortal technology that digitizes consciousness. You know, the brain is the core, and the most mysterious thing in the brain is consciousness. Consciousness dominates all human activities. Scientists hope to realize the digitization of consciousness, which can be uploaded and downloaded.
If consciousness is digitalized, then we can download human consciousness and transfer it to a robot, so that as long as the machine regularly replaces parts, it can always maintain vitality, and human consciousness can also exist forever and realize Alternative immortality.
It can be seen that mankind is still full of desire for immortality, and hopes to realize immortality one day. However, it may be very difficult to achieve such a goal. In order to explore the mystery of life and immortality, scientists have begun to transfer their goals from humans to other creatures.
In the eyes of scientists, the world of life is full of mystery and infinite possibilities. We must know that since the universe was born 13.8 billion years ago, various things have appeared, including various celestial bodies, various substances, various rules, etc. And among the many things that appear, to ask which one is the most mysterious and the most complicated, it must be life.
There are too many mysteries in the birth and evolution of life, and it may be the ultimate mystery of the universe. There are countless possibilities in the world of life, and human beings cannot achieve immortality, so are there immortal creatures in nature? Some people may say that immortality is not allowed by nature and violates the laws of nature. It cannot exist in the world of life. Is this really the case?
Indeed, in the world of life on earth, almost every creature has a different life span, and it is impossible to achieve immortality. But there is a kind of creature whose vitality is very against the sky and can achieve immortality to some extent. So who is this heaven-defying creature? It is also unremarkable in people’s eyes. It is very small. It is a lighthouse jellyfish.
Many people may have heard of the lighthouse jellyfish, but they haven’t actually seen it. Naturally, I haven’t actually seen this kind of creature, but I have seen it in many scientific research papers and online videos. The lighthouse jellyfish is a small jellyfish with a bell-shaped body with a diameter of only 4-5 mm. The body is transparent and can see the internal digestive system.
This transparent structure resembles a lighthouse, so scientists gave it a nice name, lighthouse jellyfish. Lighthouse jellyfish mostly live in tropical waters. Don’t look at them as very small, but they are carnivorous creatures that feed on plankton, small crustaceans, polychaetes and even small fish.
In 2010, a scientific paper was published in the journal Nature and Science, focusing on this magical beacon jellyfish. Scientists call it “an animal that will not die” and achieve a certain degree of immortality. So why does the coal tower jellyfish have this “special ability” that makes humans jealous?
When scientists discovered that the lighthouse jellyfish has such a powerful immortality ability, it naturally aroused great research interest. Through the research of scientists, we have also initially discovered part of the mystery of the eternal life of the lighthouse jellyfish. The lighthouse jellyfish will return to the hydroid state after maturity, and this process can be repeated indefinitely, thus having the ability to rejuvenate.
As for how the lighthouse jellyfish keeps itself rejuvenating, it is currently not under research and exploration. We have discovered the lighthouse jellyfish, a creature with the ability to “immortalize”, which is indeed extremely great news. It tells us that the immortality of living things is not a legend, but a real existence.
As long as we can crack the lighthouse jellyfish’s infinite rejuvenation ability, then we can effectively help scientists have a better understanding of immortality. Of course, the complexity of the human body structure is far more complex than that of the lighthouse jellyfish.
It may be inspired by the lighthouse jellyfish. This year, some scientists have published some important results of current research on human life. For example, some scientists have discovered the key to human life span and developed a medicine that can enable the elderly to achieve part of it. Rejuvenate and increase life expectancy.
This shows that science is indeed very great. It can crack the mystery of life and increase the life span of human beings. We can foresee that in the near future, the average life expectancy of human beings will increase substantially, and it may no longer be a dream to live a few hundred, a few thousand years or even a long life. And as long as we continue to research and explore in the life sciences, perhaps one day, we will be able to realize the immortality of the lighthouse jellyfish against the sky.
Of course, whether immortality is good or bad for human beings is also a challenging topic. Friends are welcome to leave a comment below and express their opinions and opinions.