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Scientist: Immortality, Superhumaness in 20 Years

Being immortal has long been a dream of humans. We're always searching for ways to do more with the time that we've got, and even then, it's never enough time.

Thanks to science, our life expectancy has constantly been increasing. Now famed scientist and futurist Ray Kurzweil thinks that we'll be immortal in just two decades.

According to the Telegraph, Kurzweil said that, at the rate of advancement in our understanding with science and technology, we could slow down or even reverse the aging process.

How will this be accomplished? Kurzweil thinks that it'll be nanotechnology.

"I and many other scientists now believe that in around 20 years we will have the means to reprogramme our bodies' stone-age software so we can halt, then reverse, ageing. Then nanotechnology will let us live for ever," Kurzweil wrote.

"Within 25 years we will be able to do an Olympic sprint for 15 minutes without taking a breath, or go scuba-diving for four hours without oxygen," Kurzweil added. "Nanotechnology will extend our mental capacities to such an extent we will be able to write books within minutes."

Kurzweil even goes on to say that nanobots can shut down our brain signals and take us to experiences that we want, all from brain stimulation. And yes, that does mean that virtual sex would become commonplace.

What does this all spell out for our future? According to Kurzweil's theory the Law of Accelerating Returns: "So we can look forward to a world where humans become cyborgs, with artificial limbs and organs."