Google says humans could live for 500 YEARS – and is investing in firms hoping to extend our lives five-fold

  • Google Ventures’ Bill Maris said he thinks humans can live to 500 years old
  • This will be due to medical breakthroughs and a rise in biomechanics
  • Google’s director of engineering Ray Kurzweil previously said we’d be uploading our brains to machines by 2045
  • Google Ventures has invested in genetics firms and cancer startups
  • Tech giant also set up Calico – anti-ageing research and development labs
  • Mr Maris said: ‘We have the tools to achieve anything that you have the audacity to envision. I just hope to live long enough not to die’
  • But professor Sir Colin Blakemore believes there’s a limit on human life
  • Neurobiologist believes 120 years ‘might be an absolute to human lifespan’
  • This is because living for longer is ‘so rarely exceeded’ that even with medical advances, it is unlikely this threshold will be raised 
Mr Kurzweil referred to Moore's Law that states the power of computing doubles, on average, every two years quoting developments from genetic sequencing to 3D printing. This puts us on course for singularity by 2045. In his book, The Singularity Is Near, he plots this development and journey towards singularity in a graph

Mr Kurzweil referred to Moore’s Law that states the power of computing doubles, on average, every two years quoting developments from genetic sequencing to 3D printing. This puts us on course for singularity by 2045. In his book, The Singularity Is Near, he plots this development and journey towards singularity in a graph

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