Human beings are the only intelligent life on earth. Since the day human civilization was born, everyone actually has a beautiful dream in their hearts, that is, hope that they can live forever and live forever. Some people may say that I don’t want to think about longevity myself. In fact, you say that, but you are more realistic and know that longevity is just an unrealized dream.
If there is an elixir tomorrow, would you still say that you don’t want to live forever? Immortality is the dream of mankind. Although this dream may never be realized, there are still a steady stream of people with lofty ideals to explore the mystery of longevity since ancient times. In ancient times, Qin Shihuang sent ministers overseas to find the elixir of immortality. Although Qin Shihuang’s dream of immortality has not been realized, he tells us that the ancients have also begun to explore the mystery of longevity and the mystery of life.
In the Tang Dynasty, when the emperor Li Shimin was in his later years, he also asked Taoist priests to make alchemy for him. Taoist alchemy was actually a way to explore life and explore the mystery of longevity. So when mankind enters the age of technology, do we give up exploring the mystery of longevity? In fact, there is no. On the contrary, with the help of scientific power, human beings have enough confidence to explore the mystery of life. After exploring and understanding the mystery of life, it may be possible to uncover the mystery of longevity.
Of course, from a scientific perspective, we also understand that immortality and immortality may also be a dream that will never be realized. After modern people have a scientific knowledge system, basically not many people think about being able to live long, and more people still hope that they can live longer and live longer. When it comes to human lifespan, the improvement is very large in thousands of years.
In the Song Dynasty, the average life expectancy of the ancients was about 30 years old, while the average life expectancy of modern people was close to about 80 years old, more than doubled. So is there a limit to human life span? For this question, scientists are also unable to give a definite answer. Although there is no definite answer, there are still scientists who have calculated the limit life span of humans through different methods.
For example, some biologists have put forward the theory of life cycle theory. This theory proposes that the life span of mammals is about 5-7 times that of the growth period. The growth cycle of different mammals is very different. The life cycle of human beings is about 20-25 years. Through calculation, we have obtained a lifespan limit of about 100-175 years.
The span of this area is relatively large, and biologists have put forward the cell theory. Through research, we have found that the number of times a human cell divides is limited, and it can only divide about 50 times in a lifetime. According to the average split cycle of 2.4 years, it can be calculated that the life expectancy of human beings is about 120 years.
According to scientists’ statistics on long-lived people around the world, it is currently in the Guinness Book of World Records. The longest life expectancy is a French woman, her life span reached 122 years and 164 days. According to current statistics, the life limit of human beings has not exceeded the life limit range calculated by scientists through various methods.
So is the calculated data reliable? If it is other mammals in nature, because of their genetic changes, genetic mutations and other information can only be determined by the natural environment, the life limit data obtained by scientists is basically reliable. But humans are not ordinary mammals, but advanced intelligent life.
From the day when mankind was born with wisdom, it means that the future destiny of mankind will not be completely determined by nature, especially when mankind enters the road of technological development and becomes a technological civilization. The destiny of the future is destined to have nothing to do with nature. Let’s take the evolutionary path of life as an example. For life without wisdom, their evolutionary path can only be determined by nature.
Humans are different. Before humans entered the technological age, the path of evolution was also determined by nature. But since the day technology appeared, the destiny of mankind has been changing, and the road of evolution is constantly getting rid of the shackles of nature. The reason is simple. The mystery of everything in the world, the mystery of life and even the mystery of the universe cannot escape the scope of science.
The laws of operation of all things in this world and the essence behind things are in line with science. All the mysteries of life are actually contained in genes. As long as we crack the code of all genes, then life will have no secrets in front of us. At that time, we can make continuous adjustments through genetic technology to change the direction of human evolution.
The mystery of human longevity is actually contained in genetic information. Although we may still be unable to make humans live forever by changing genes, we can increase the upper limit of human life by changing genes. For example, biologists have found that the lifespan limit of humans is about 120 years old through the number of divisions of human cells.
If in the future we use genetic technology to increase the number of cell divisions from the current 50 times to about 100 times, does that mean that the extreme limit of human life span will also be raised from 120 to 240 years? The answer is obvious. What if we increase the number of cell divisions to 1,000? The life expectancy limit of humans will also be 20 times higher than it is now, and the average lifespan of humans will reach several thousand years.
It can be seen that when mankind enters the technological age, it already means that there is no fixed limit to the life span of mankind, and it will continue to increase with the continuous advancement of human science and technology. Even in the distant future, it is not impossible for human life to reach tens of thousands of years. As long as the power of technology is strong enough, nothing is impossible.
Even when human science reaches its end, it may be possible to finally reveal the mystery of immortality. At that time, it is not impossible for human beings to truly realize immortality. Of course, whether there is an end to the development of science is still unknown. It is possible that science has no end at all, and our technology can only approach the end infinitely. Then the life span of human beings may not reach immortality, and they can only approach this goal infinitely.
Many things in this world have fixed laws. These are fixed laws formed after the birth of the universe. There are also many fixed laws in science, which we cannot change. However, the limit of human lifespan is not bound by fixed rules. It can continuously change with the change of genes, and the power of technology can change genes, so we can also continue to change the limit of human lifespan.
This may be the greatness of life. As the most mysterious thing since the birth of the universe, life is far more complicated than we thought. And intelligent beings like human beings stand at the top of the pyramid of life. They are advanced beings. The mystery behind it is even more mysterious and complicated. Only by using the power of science and technology can we continuously crack the mystery of life. After we crack the mystery of life, we may unlock the ultimate mystery of the universe.