8. Physical health

Without good physical health, many other aspects of our lives are diminished. Conversely, as our physical health improves to unprecedented levels, it opens the possibility for unprecedented levels of personal wellbeing.

Resources providing an overall introduction to physical health:

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8.1 Augmenting the body

“How we’ll become cyborgs and extend human potential” by Hugh Herr
“Human Augmentation Is Coming And It Is CRAZY!” by Tech Craze

8.2 Accelerating personalised medicine

8.3 Opportunities for all-round “better than well” health

8.4 New options for fertility and pregnancy

Synthetic wombs (ectogenesis):

“What if women never had to give birth again” – BBC Reel
“Artificial Wombs, Ectogenesis, and the Future of Human Reproduction” by Transhumania

8.5 Opportunities for lives in a state of permanent youthful vitality

“Science rejuvenates woman’s skin cells to 30 years younger” – BBC News
What is Aging? PhD Comics Animation with João Pedro de Magalhães
“Getting older without getting old” by Andrew Steele at the Royal Institution
“The arguments against life extension” analysed and countered by Patrick Linden

See also:

8.6 Improving the health of our brains

“A precision approach to end Alzheimer’s Disease” by Dale Bredesen
“What you can do to prevent Alzheimer’s” by Lisa Genova

8.7 Anticipating the Longevity Escape Velocity

8.8 Anticipating social changes due to greatly extended healthspans


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