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Sustainability Calling by Patrick Corsi, Pierre Massotte

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Conclusion to Part 2An Integrative View at Immortality

C.1. Immortality of a living organism

A big question concerns the opportunity to extend life survival or to suppress it in order to achieve a given immortality. Our first remark is related to the fact that “death” is part of the normal evolution of any system. We cannot go against that assertion and we will fail in this attempt for several reasons which we will explain later. Our second remark is that we can only increase the life survival curve on a given organism. Our third remark is that probability of dying is increasing exponentially because of the occurrence of fails which will be aggressive to the involved organism.

C.2. Three main questions

C.2.1. Question 1: is immortality a possible issue for human beings and/or an organization?

Mikhail Lobashev wrote in 1967: “we need to develop the discipline of eugenics to study the paths, methods and peculiarities of human evolution”. In 1980, Zbigniew Brzezinski wrote: “finally, looking ahead to the end of the century, the possibility of biochemical mind control and genetic tinkering with man, including beings that will function like men and reason like them as well, could give rise to some difficult questions”.

Indeed, as soon as scientists start to progress in life sciences research, new questions are raised, and now we have many more questions related to immortality rather than solutions and explanations to specific issues.

Since “death” is a natural step of evolution, ...

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