Growing clones for spare parts is a novel notion proposed by an anti-aging researcher as a means of extending human life. This could be the solution to finally defeating death, or it could be a nightmare right out of a horror story.
Dr. Alex Zhavoronkov informed a British reporter in 2015 that he anticipates living to be 150 years old. The 37-year-old was employed in the UK at the time, but he had recently established a new research firm, Insilico Medical, in Hong Kong.
Zhavoronkov hasn’t given up on his fascination with longer lifespans, and he now has a startling new theory on how it can be feasible. The company primarily focuses on leveraging artificial intelligence to replace animal research in the pharmaceutical industry.
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It will soon be able to clone a person and then harvest the clone’s organs for transplant when the person’s original organs begin to fail due to sickness or aging, claims Zhavoronkov, who was born in Latvia in 1979, which was then a part of the USSR.
He claims that initially, only a “select few” would have access to the technology, but that it would soon become widely accessible. People in their 20s “have a real chance of living many times longer than previously thought possible,” according to Zhavoronkov, but it would take a clone 15-20 years to grow large enough for its organs to be viable.
The fundamental concerns are ethical, even though there are still technical difficulties because cloning isn’t a precise science yet and transplant rejection may occur if a clone’s DNA didn’t match the donor perfectly.