Viser arkivet for stikkord research

Sloss tappert eller dø.

Dette var situasjonen soldatene ble satt i sjette Juni 1944 i Normandy, sloss tappert eller dø. Dette er situasjonen vi er i nå også selv om vi nesten ignorere det helt for å ha god psykisk helse.

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Beviser for at det er mulig å gjøre folk yngre.

Sens Research Foundation er rimelig sikre på at de har penger nok til å utvikle behandlinger som klarer å gjøre mus yngre.
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Alt man trenger vite om aldring.

Aldring er en sykdom som daglig stjeler en dag av livet vårt, men vi kan gjøre noe som gir mye mer effekt enn å trene å spise sunt.
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Kan man gjøre folk yngre?

Det har alltid vært den store drømmen å kunne gjøre seg selv yngre. Hva vet vi om aldringsprosessen og er det mulig å gjøre folk yngre?
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The case for Rejuvenation Biotechnology in 872 characters.

Growth stops at around age 25, after that decay is the sole changer of your body. Seven types of decay, one of them are akin to rust on cars. Rejuvenation biotechnology is to remove this rust after it has occurred, without having to know how the rust is made.
The case against rejuvenation biotechnology is often “but its good that people die of aging to make room for new people”. But is it good that the car rusts and eventually have to be scrapped in favor of a new car? Perhaps for you, but the car ends up being crushed into a cube, so its not a good thing for the car.
Similarly, aging and making room for the next generation is very bad for you, because you end up in a box-shape whether you want to or not.
Support Sens Research Foundation by clicking the bar at the top of the screen, and if you wish to know more, read the book Ending Aging by Aubrey de Grey, PhD.

NAV is there to NOT distribute money?

The Norwegian welfare system is elegant in its stupidity. Much of the employees in the welfare office believe they are there, getting paid with tax-payers money, so that they can prevent people from getting money, that they get paid to NOT hand out money. But perhaps they are correct, perhaps it is better to not hand out too much money. Lets:

1. Fire all “NAV”-employees and save the wages they would get.
2. Give the doctors and psychiatrists the ability to decide if you should have sick-pay.
3. Get the employers to tell people without work what they have to do, what they have to learn, to get a job in the employer’s corporation.
4. Tax the corporations 1% on profit extra if unemployment is 1%, 2% tax if the unemployment is 2% etc, and use that money to pay the unemployed.

PS: I would also:
5: Top income tax bracket 3 at 950 000 NOK per year and up, at 18%.
6: Spend the money from top income tax bracket 3 on medical research to extend life.

So you think you do not want to live forever?

Everything we do, we do to live longer than if we did not do those things. We bite off pieces of vegetables and meat and cut it into crumbs with our teeth, then we apply enzymes to it (spit) that start to disolve for example starch into sugar. We hunted to live weeks longer, we planted wheat to live a year longer, now today, we get an education over decades, to get a job that will provide food and therefore survival for half a century. We avoid things that are usually bad for our health (bad smells, sights, sounds, liquids and real danger). We try to not become un-sanitized, and clean ourselves when we fail at that task, we clean our teeth and hair to improve health. Even having a pet increases life-expectancy. Pretty much anything you do, makes you live longer than if you did not do it.

So when Aubrey de Grey or someone else speaks of replacing cells in your body and rejuvenating the ones that can not be replaced (like braincells), don’t make the mistake of asking “why would anyone want to live for a thousand years?”, because you already want to live longer, and when you have lived longer, you will want to live even longer, and when you have lived even longer, you will want to live even longer than that. The only reason old people don’t appear to want to live much longer (and say they don’t want to live longer), is because they become unable to do all those things that make them live longer (mostly on a cellular level, the cells stop doing their job as well because they aren’t being replaced by brand new cells as well as before).
The problem however, is that not you nor I have a gene that makes us fear dieing of cardiovascular diseases which 29% of people die from, or cancer which 12,49% die from. And without feeling fear of something, how does one avoid it? Well, by thinking about it differently, to find a reason good enough for you to bother exercising, eating less and doing whatever science has shown makes us live longest. It is the same for qutting smoking, those that do for health reeasons usually make it and usually make it without help, those that do because of other worse reasons rarely make it. The reason has to be good enough for the individual to stick with it.
It also helps to do the easy stuff that will increase health, like donating money to medical research, and donating processing-power to medical research, and heating your home with processing-power for medical research, doing ten push ups, biking/running around the house once or twice as fast as possible, eating one less burger by not going into a fast-food place this month, eating one more slice of bread instead of snacks, taking up an active hobby like gardening (grow some healthy potatoes or other vegetables), heat the greenhouse with processing-power for medical research, put up solar panels and heat the barbecue-area with processing-power for medical research. When some of that is done, getting someone else to donate money and/or processing-power to medical research and to get them to heat their house with processing-power to medical research, get someone to get an education in medical research, tell people you want to live longer now that you already live best which will perhaps also make them want to live longer.

Personally, the donating processing power to medical research and getting others to do it as well is what I’m most excited about. Just a computer here and a computer there, running a program on the 99% of the processor capacity we don’t use and a few minutes of internet time every night. Every computer can do so many calculations in a year it is measured with 14 zeros. Just one CPU core can model 4 to 10 molecules every day, thats 1460 to 3650 molecules every year, and a cheap 5 000 kroner computer today can have 8 CPU cores, that’s 32 to 80 molecules per day, 11 680 to 29 200 each year, and a video-card can do ten to a hundred times more work (ten to a hundred times more complex molecules more often than thousands of small molecules).

So go forth, and accept the fact that you want to live forever, let the entertainers worry about how to keep us entertained that long.

PS: Medical research program for all computers: http://docking.cis.udel.edu/ and here is a medical research program for those who have “nvidia” high-end video cards: http://www.gpugrid.net/