I believe that everyone is familiar with the word eternal life, whether it is an ancient emperor or modern us, I believe that no one can resist the temptation of eternal life. In ancient times, many emperors made various attempts to achieve immortality, but they failed in the end.
In the eyes of many people, the law of life and death is a rule given to life by nature in the universe, and there is no way we can break it. Is this really true? If human beings do not enter the path of scientific development, we do not have the ability to break this lofty law of life, and we can only obey.
But when mankind entered the path of science, the greatness of science gave us hope. Science is the supreme law above the universe. Everything in the universe is inseparable from the scope of science. As long as we can develop science to a certain level, we can crack the mystery of life. At that time, science was used to achieve immortality. It is entirely possible.
After entering the age of technology, many scientists have joined the path of exploring human immortality. For example, Ray Kurzweil, a well-known scientist in the Silicon Valley of the United States, is one of them. Ray Kurzweil is a well-known futuristic researcher, inventor, writer, and chief engineer of Google in Silicon Valley, USA.
Ray Kurzweil graduated from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He has won 9 honorary doctorates and 2 presidential honors. At the same time, he is also a successful entrepreneur. He used his invention to start his own business and develop a number of high-tech products that benefit mankind.
Ray Kurzweil has a habit of being very fond of predictions, and its prediction success rate is as high as 86%. The disintegration of the Soviet Union, the victory of computers over chess kings, the emergence of digital assistants, and virtual reality have all been successfully predicted by it. His most well-known prediction is the generations of the 90s of the last century, predicting that the global Internet usage rate will increase sharply, and by the beginning of the 20th century, wireless networks will be widely used.
The successful realization of these predictions has made people pay more attention to Ray Kurzweil’s predictions. On the other hand, Ray Kurzweil’s prediction of human life span is even bolder. He predicted that mankind will officially embark on the journey of immortality in 2029, and by 2045, mankind will officially realize immortality.
2045 is only 25 years away from now, and it is indeed very exciting for many people to be able to achieve immortality in such a short time. Of course, more people still don’t believe that this prophecy can be realized, thinking that this is a very absurd thing, and it is impossible for human beings to achieve immortality.
So is it really impossible for human beings to achieve immortality in the future? Let’s first look at what kind of major effects will future technology have on the human body? As we all know, this world is divided into macro and micro. Behind the macro world is a mysterious micro world. Many mysteries of macroscopic matter need to find answers in the microscopic world.
Life is also divided into macroscopic and microscopic. The human body is a macroscopic thing, and the inside of the human body is a very complex and mysterious microscopic world. Cell genes and other elements constitute the basic elements of the microscopic world. If we can walk into the microscopic world inside the human body, you will find that it is an extremely huge world, so how do we walk into the microscopic world inside the human body? The emergence of nanotechnology has given us hope.
I believe everyone has heard of nanotechnology, which is an important development area in the future. A nanometer is a nanometer, a unit of measurement of length, 1 nanometer = 10 minus 9 square meters. One nanometer is equivalent to four times the size of an atom, which is much smaller than the length of a single bacterium.
Nano-materials are much smaller than bacteria, and nano-robots made by applying nano-technology are naturally very small, about the size of a bacterium. Such a small nanorobot can easily enter the internal world of the human body. It can help us clean up all kinds of garbage in the human body and repair a series of pathological errors such as pathogens and tumors.
With the help of nanorobots, the human body will basically get rid of the troubles of diseases, because the root cause of all diseases is a problem in the human body’s microcosm. It is difficult for us to repair with normal methods, but nanomachines can easily repair the internal tissues of the human body, allowing us to get rid of various diseases.
Once nanotechnology matures, nanobots will also take over the human body’s immune system, monitor it for 24 hours, clean up all kinds of internal garbage in time, and repair problematic places. If the human body can always maintain a healthy and good state, then the human life span will naturally also be greatly increased.
So after nanorobots take over the human immune system and free us from the troubles of diseases, does it mean that humans will achieve immortality? Of course, it is not that simple. The deepest mystery of the human body is still in genes. It is genes that determine everything in the human body. It gives life and death rules, and humans have end-of-life rules.
Through the continuous repair of nano-robots, we can greatly increase the life span of human beings, but we cannot achieve immortality. Scientists saw this result, so they began another direction of immortality exploration, that is, consciousness immortality.
If you want to ask where is the greatest mystery of the human body? I believe many friends will answer that it is consciousness. Yes, consciousness is our biggest secret. The reason why humans are different from other animals is that we are intelligent life. The key point is not the human body, but the intelligent consciousness in the brain. Without this consciousness of wisdom, humans are no different from other animals.
And consciousness is very complicated and mysterious. It is an intangible thing, invisible but intangible, but it is a real thing. Scientists speculate that as long as the method is used properly, consciousness can last forever, and to make consciousness live forever, another high-level technology is needed, that is, digital human technology.
Scientists’ idea is to digitally store people’s “thinking” on the Internet to achieve immortality in another sense. We call them “digital humans”, which in a narrow sense refers to the product of the integration of information science and life science.
Kurzweil also proposed the concept of “cloud disk of consciousness”, uploading his own consciousness to the computer, so as to achieve immortality on the soul, and people will be able to live on the Internet. Even after the realization of virtual reality technology in the future, we can create a virtual world, a virtual universe, and let human consciousness enter this virtual world to survive.
If you consciously want to return to the real world, you can create a body in the real world, and then load your consciousness into the new body, and you can “resurrect”. This situation is very similar to the reincarnation in Chinese myths and legends, but legends Rebirth in the middle of life needs to drink Mengpo soup, the memory of the past life is gone, and the reincarnation under the technology will keep the memory of the past life forever.
In theory, the immortality of this digital life is achievable, so is immortality a good thing for mankind? In fact, it’s hard to say clearly. If human beings have achieved immortality, and everyone can be resurrected with a different body after death, it may put a lot of pressure on the resources and ethics of the real world. Consider from these aspects, Immortality is not necessarily a good thing for mankind.
Of course, if we can carry out strict management of future immortality, that is another situation. For example, when people die from the real world, their consciousness is uploaded to the virtual world to live, and people in the virtual world want to return to the real world to “resurrect”, they need to conduct very strict audits and check, and they can make a great contribution to mankind. A small number of talents have the qualifications to return to the real world, while others can only live in the virtual world.
In this way, immortality will not put too much pressure on the real world, and it is also a great thing for human civilization. So can such digital immortality technology really be realized in 2045, as Google chief scientist Ray Kurzweil said? In fact, it is impossible to think about it.
Nanorobots want to be realized, and they may be able to get preliminary applications around 2045, but digital life technology is not that easy. Even if we develop digital technology to a higher level and can create a very real virtual reality world, then we will not be able to upload consciousness without fully understanding the mystery of consciousness.
To achieve all this, it may take hundreds or even thousands of years at least. Therefore, we should not expect to achieve digital immortality in our lifetime. It is already a matter of applying nanomachines to reality to free humans from the troubles of disease. Great thing.