Why Age? Should We End Aging Forever?

  • Published: 20 October 2017
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    Why Age? Should We Try To End Aging and Live Forever?

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    • Blueskys 83
      Blueskys 83  2 months back

      Kurzgesagt – In a Nutshell my science teacher gave us a writing about if we would take a pill that will stop making us age would I take it and I said no but I should’ve seen this video first to have more things to talk about😅

    • Melinda Pavelyev
      Melinda Pavelyev  3 months back


    • Ya K
      Ya K  3 months back

      Kurzgesagt – In a Nutshell , If I live for 100 years I can get into the next century

    • Osprey Gaming
      Osprey Gaming  4 months back


      it just takes some time

    • dj Navi asura
      dj Navi asura  4 months back

      I can't understand why this videos not available in any Indian language caption unfortunately it's available in every languages caption especially in Indian caption 😬 the problem is I can't understand much in any language even in English I just know little so please try to get your videos in Indian caption pls

  • ORBgaming
    ORBgaming  48 minutes back

    If this was ever possible, you would need to be a millionaire or a billionaire to access this

    • Paul Quinn
      Paul Quinn  2 hours back

      Forever. You will never run out of stuff to look at in the universe.

      • Ty Pryor
        Ty Pryor  9 hours back

        100 years.

        • Christmas Sora
          Christmas Sora  11 hours back

          Be careful what you wish for, remember that the extension of life expectancy has exposed us to cell aging and tumors.

          • xXH3ADHUNT3RXx
            xXH3ADHUNT3RXx  1 days back

            There's one thing that's missing in the "should we?" Question. If no one dies of old age, this planet will be too small to support the growing population in a few generations...

          • Mohamed Akrarai
            Mohamed Akrarai  1 days back

            Death is part of life, embrace it !

            • Green Kiwi
              Green Kiwi  1 days back

              I don’t think there’s really any fine line between life and death. You can be an immortal pile of dust at some point, but aren’t you dead then? You would have no senses or move at all.

              • Star Child
                Star Child  1 days back

                To be honest with everyone here if you would like to live for a very long time you’ll find out life is pretty boring and that there is not much to really do. But I do understand that living forever sounds pretty fun and cool but do you really think that if scientists find out a way to live longer than usual that they would give everyone in the WHOLE WORLD the “cure” or “treatment” for basically immortality. I’m just saying when the world tells me its my time to go, then I’ll gladly go, because I have lived my life.

                • Jeeban Behera
                  Jeeban Behera  2 days back

                  Ambiguous answer

                  • Errett Velasquez
                    Errett Velasquez  2 days back

                    Honesty I would love to get rid of aging because I don't want to die of old age because I see it as an unfair way to die.

                    • Kevin Worldsavior
                      Kevin Worldsavior  2 days back

                      Relax! - We Humans Can Live Forever - In less than a month we can become Infinitely Healthy and by that - Immortal, for Infinite Health = Immortality (8,500 years guaranteed) - By everybody doing just an exercise for a minute a day, that Cures and Prevents any Diseases, known on Earth, even Aging and Radiation Disease, for every cell of our bodies is shielded 100% from any external/internal (genetic) detrimental impact (any Viruses and any other Pathogens are killed the moment they touch us) - For more than eight years now, I never got sick even of the Common Cold, my Blood Sugar Level is 300 mg/dL (normally a killing level), but I Am Not Sick Of Diabetes, for I cannot get sick of it, or of Any Other Diseases - Actually I Am Immune To All Of Them and Immortal - I will describe my Discovery to everyone, who sends me an E-check for $500,000.00 - Not much to pay to Escape Death and to live An Endless Life Without Any Infections (HIV/AIDS and Any Other Sexually Transmitted Diseases, Colds, Flues, TB, Polio, Malaria, Zika, Ebola, etc.), Any Cancers, Diabetes, Opioid Addictions, Chronic, Heart, Brain and Any Other Diseases and being able to Fly Safely To The Moon, Mars and Beyond, because of being Radiation-Proof - Like the Gods who created us humans.

                      • Will thy Thrill
                        Will thy Thrill  3 days back

                        Have y’all not read tuck everlasting before?

                        • Cool :D
                          Cool :D  3 days back

                          I would want to live for 30 years

                          • Wayne Wallace
                            Wayne Wallace  3 days back

                            I believe that the reason we age is due to low stomach acid, lower glutathione level, low NAD and all of this result in shorter telomeres. By taking HCL with Pepsin, NAC and NR, it will reverse aging as shown at 3:58. However, Big Pharma would be out of business and they don't want that.

                            • jdmac44
                              jdmac44  3 days back

                              If someone's aging is suspended, they need to agree to not have kids, e.g. get sterilized.

                              • Wither Storm
                                Wither Storm  3 days back

                                No cuz u have to suffer ur family and friends die and u would be left alone

                                • だれも
                                  だれも  4 days back

                                  zero years, fuckin end me now

                                  • Christian Pelchat | Gaming

                                    I'd hope to live forever, keeping a relative appearance that doesn't change more then an adult or young adult look. Being around to see future achievements and contribute to them would be amazing. So so much to do and see (at a galactic scale) but so little time given

                                    • Revelvo Tolols
                                      Revelvo Tolols  5 days back

                                      There would be so much incest....

                                      • Dhanesh Nair
                                        Dhanesh Nair  5 days back

                                        I loved the analogy of mother calling the child who wants to play more and wished the day never ends, it's really touching.

                                        • jesus moreno
                                          jesus moreno  5 days back

                                          10,000 years

                                          • mr V
                                            mr V  5 days back

                                            how many years you won't live (stay young)?
                                            me :forever and ever

                                            • عبدهُبل العتيبي

                                              The greatest human achievement is to end aging and make life longer.

                                              • Emiliano Castrita
                                                Emiliano Castrita  5 days back

                                                Well you’d live so long you’d go crazy becuase you want it to end, but it CANT

                                                • Steven Xiao
                                                  Steven Xiao  5 days back

                                                  Hmmm I wonder how much memories can our brain hold

                                                  • Sum Guy
                                                    Sum Guy  5 days back

                                                    Do it before you ask such stupid questions.

                                                    • Vega P
                                                      Vega P  6 days back

                                                      I’m on board with dying at a ripe age of 19, aka right now

                                                      • Dream
                                                        Dream  5 days back

                                                        Vega P so what’s stopping u

                                                    • Ganesh Naik
                                                      Ganesh Naik  6 days back

                                                      Immortality creates more problems than solutions. There will be more births and less death leading to higher population. If current trend follows, with automation there will be fewer jobs in the future. It could lead to fighting between humans. One positive side to it is that it can help in space exploration.

                                                      • Marc Terrence San Pedro


                                                        • Marc Terrence San Pedro

                                                          Vidoe maee life meaningless

                                                          • Alain Procs
                                                            Alain Procs  6 days back

                                                            1:15 did they just sumbiliminaly spawned the "P" of patreon?

                                                            • Stefan
                                                              Stefan  6 days back

                                                              Let's all go vegan and end capitalism and the monetary system. This alone will give you another 10-20 happy and healthy years ❣️

                                                              Quit smoking, drinking, and consumption of other unhealthy stuff. That will ad probably another 10-20 healthy and happy years. 😃

                                                              • Ujo Bochník
                                                                Ujo Bochník  7 days back


                                                                • The lord of cheeseyness

                                                                  I wanna live untill the universe ends and hypotheticly see the next universe be born with my family well forever it would awesome to explore the whole universe in an ifinte amount of time

                                                                  • The only thing The
                                                                    The only thing The  1 weeks back

                                                                    We should have the choice

                                                                    • Alex Ligma
                                                                      Alex Ligma  1 weeks back

                                                                      5 billion years

                                                                      • mohammad maaz
                                                                        mohammad maaz  1 weeks back

                                                                        to attain immortality for humanity it would atleast take 100 years more by then all of us will be long dead

                                                                        • Larry Price
                                                                          Larry Price  1 weeks back

                                                                          Yes we should stop aging

                                                                          • RestlessQ
                                                                            RestlessQ  1 weeks back

                                                                            I like to be around 60000 years when I die

                                                                            • Olga Sergeyeva
                                                                              Olga Sergeyeva  1 weeks back

                                                                              So your suggesting to make suicide normal?

                                                                              • Nathan He
                                                                                Nathan He  1 weeks back

                                                                                0:25 not in America...

                                                                                We liegit bathe potatoes in oil and call it “food”.

                                                                                • strups
                                                                                  strups  1 weeks back

                                                                                  Clone your body and do a head transplant.

                                                                                  • Kacper M
                                                                                    Kacper M  1 weeks back

                                                                                    You:should we end ageing?
                                                                                    Me:you got the answer

                                                                                    • 2pleb boy
                                                                                      2pleb boy  1 weeks back

                                                                                      nobody wants to be immortal
                                                                                      thats just a fact
                                                                                      until your about to die

                                                                                      • Dream
                                                                                        Dream  5 days back

                                                                                        2pleb boy that’s not just a fact lmao .

                                                                                    • Ayyy LMAO
                                                                                      Ayyy LMAO  1 weeks back

                                                                                      Eternal youth in digital world

                                                                                      • Rhonin
                                                                                        Rhonin  1 weeks back

                                                                                        I'd say 200-300 years (eternal youth included)

                                                                                        • tsartomato
                                                                                          tsartomato  2 weeks back