Pathways that extend lifespan by 500 percent identified: Discovery of cellular mechanisms could open door to more effective anti-aging therapies
Scientists have identified synergistic cellular pathways for longevity that amplify lifespan fivefold in C. elegans, a nematode worm used as a model in aging research. The increase in lifespan would be the equivalent of a human living for 400 or 500 years, according to one of the scientists.
Scientists are working on identifying aging pathways / networks which could in theory allow aging to slow by 5 times.
So imagine sometime in the future they will have drugs that would extend your life to 500 years.
This stuff is mental to think about. How would living to 500 change how people interract with each other, what they choose to do with their time etc. I bet alot more would be more careful with their health knowing that you have that much life to live.
Also, would something like this just be available to only the rich people? They'd probably make the drug so expensive that only certain people can afford it...while the rest of us can fuck off and die. Or even better, pay a monthly fee for 100 years or be denied the drugs. What movie I am thinking of, is this Gataca?