One of my favorite TV shows growing up was the 6 Million Dollar Man, then Bionic Woman. The premise was ordinary people had mechanical parts attached that allowed them super human abilities. In the 70’s that was straight SCI FI.
Jump ahead to today. Wired Magazine had a story “Could We Soon Upgrade Our Bodies: Extreme Bionics Will Create Modular Super Humans”
3D printers are making replacement parts for our bodies.
A drug that is common today has been tested and shown to have slowed down the aging process. Professor Gordon Lithgow says: “This could lead to an aging vaccine, which when given to young people could increase their life span by 50%.”
Modern science is great. We live longer than 100 years ago, are mostly healthier and modern medicine has given us many advantages.
All of these attempts are worthy, I guess, and their goal is to try to eliminate any physical hindrances we may have and to perfect our bodies.
But no matter how much they progress, there is one inescapable fact. Our bodies will deteriorate and we will eventually die.