9 people who have tried or are trying to become immortal

Dreaming is not vrednoBorba death and aging - one of the main tasks of science of the XXI century. Exploring a variety of methods, from digital to cryonics immortality, people are looking for a way to outsmart death. We offer a list of nine people who have tried or are trying to become immortal.

Bolshevik Alexander Bogdanov


Alexander Bogdanov was a Russian politician in the early XX century, Bolshevik and member of the Central Committee of the RSDLP. In 1911, he retired from politics - including because of discord with Lenin - and engaged in science. Bogdanov came up Tectology, which he called "universal organizational science"; It was the basis of cybernetics. In addition, he was the ideologist of the Proletkult, cultural organization. Her goal was to create works of art that reflect the ideology of the proletariat. In 1926, Bogdanov, head of the Institute of Blood Transfusion. Bogdanov believed that a blood transfusion - the key to rejuvenation and perhaps eternal youth. He put himself on a few experiments with blood transfusion and after each of them felt better and healthier - until very recently. In 1928 Bogdanov exchanged blood with a student who was ill with malaria - and soon died. It is not known what caused the death Bogdanov malaria or rejection: While it was not known about the existence of blood groups.

The head of Oracle CEO Larry Ellison


Larry Ellison - the head of a computer company Oracle, which is in the top five richest people in the world (Forbes estimates his fortune at $ 48 billion). In recognition of Ellison, his angry death - he does not understand why a man just disappear from the face of the Earth. The entrepreneur founded the Ellison Medical Foundation, dedicated to the study of issues of death, whose purpose - to achieve immortality, or at least to understand why people are getting older and there are diseases associated with aging. The fund gives grants of $ 40 million a year. Ellison is known for his extravagant lifestyle, he is fond of yachts, airplanes and has piloted several dozen homes around the world. But the businessman is already 69 years old, and he admits that the interest in the study of his own immortality.

Gerontologist Aubrey de Grey


Aubrey de Grey - one of the most active contemporary scholars, dealing with issues of aging and immortality. For example, he wrote a popular science book "The End of aging", which describes in detail how the medicine is completely win aging over the next few decades. Additionally, Aubrey de Grey has developed the concept SDPSIM (or SENS), «a strategy to achieve negligible aging engineering methods." Along with several other scientists and businessmen, he founded the Foundation SENS. It is a non-profit organization that promotes and promotes multiple paths of research that may lead to the victory of biological aging people. SENS - perhaps the most well-known organization in the world to deal with these issues; they organize regular conferences and support individual scientists and the whole lab.

Emperor Qin Shihuandi


Qin Shi Huang, the first emperor of China's Qin Dynasty, who ruled in the III century BC. e., he died at 39 years old. Rather, he was poisoned by mercury, which was part of the elixir of immortality: Shi Huang believed that she would make him immortal. He was most afraid of death and tried to find ways to avoid it, including traveling to various Chinese sages, trying to find out the secret of the elixir. It is believed that mercury Shi Huang took to the grave, and his tomb surrounded by a moat of mercury - so it is difficult to conduct archaeological excavations. Generally immortality in China has long been considered real and achievable, but because of China's emperors often used the elixir of immortality, but many of them died from the poisoning. This applies not only to ancient times: the emperor Zhu Houtsun died in 1567 due to the fact that taking mercury, trying to prolong his life.

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