Sunday, November 29, 2009

Man "who invented Love" now talking about inventing immortality

All right, Dr. Sanjay Gupta: Put. The test tubes. Down. Put the test tubes down and step away from the incubator and lab equipment. Keep your hands where we can see them.

Vital Signs host and CNN Chief Medical Correspondent, Dr. Sanjay Gupta will be joined by best-selling author Dan Buettner who has done extensive studies on the areas in the world people live the longest, healthiest lives, known as Blue Zones, and shares their formula for a long life.

The other panelist is geneticist Dr. Aubrey de Grey, best-selling author of "Ending Aging: The Rejuvenation Breakthroughs That Could Reverse Human Aging in Our Lifetime." He believes regenerative medicine could, in a matter of decades, extend life expectancy to 1000 years.
Of course, Dr. Sanjay Gupta could not leave a good thing alone. Since inventing Love in the mid-1990s, he's been haunted by the spectre of the "sophomore jinx." No easy feat getting over that. Just look at Gawd Almighty -- after the success of inventing the world, he followed up with an utter flop by inventing human beings. Or, Thomas Harris, who followed up his novel Silence of the Lambs with the execrable Hannibal. It happens to the best of us.

But now Dr. Sanjay Gupta is delving into the netherworld of anti-aging. He's a humble man, that's why his research is being couched as simply part of a program where he is hosting a panel of experts. But we all know what's happening -- he wants to invent immortality. How wrong can one guru be? He wants to extend the lives of the most selfish, short-sighted, counter-intuitive, violent, frivolous, stupid, sanctimonious, theocratic, psychosomatic populace that has ever walked this planet.

A devil's advocate might argue, "He'll never do it. We can't even get people to live out their own natural life-spans by getting them to eat sensibly and exercise once in a while. How could anyone bridge the Food Porn gap?"

Persuasive and compelling as that argument appears, there is no question Dr. Gupta will succeed. Worse, he'll probably find a way to make us all better people while succeeding.

So, Dr. Gupta gets people to live to be 1,000 years old. What good is that in our youth worshipping culture? What's the point of being 987 years old in a world where 30 year olds are considered "passed it"? Kids are entering puberty earlier than ever before due to better nutrition. At the same time, we're seeing adults living a prolonged adolescence -- as evidenced with the toyification of automobiles, consumer electronics, and our increasing need and obsession with gadgets -- due to our already prodigious life-spans.

Can you imagine 881 year old Wal-Mart meeter-greeters? How in the world will Bob Evans and golf courses keep up with the avalanche of immortal, milkshake humanity knocking down its doors? If I'm about to have an aneurysm driving behind a pokey 78 year old on the highway, what cardiac and psychological horrors will motorists have to endure driving behind someone who's 778? Will we have to institute a cut-off age? No driving after the age of 600? By that time, AARP will be in control of the One World Government, and will probably outlaw youth. Bob Hope, Milton Burl and Sarah Palin will be on our one-world currency.

The frightening part of Dr. Gupta is that he's probably taken all these scenarios into account -- and is still moving forward! He'll be the Overlord of the Aged. The L. Ron Hubbard of the string-saving-buffet-and-bargain-obsessed. The Immortology uniform will be sun visors, Yoko Ono shades, pastel colored trousers and blindingly white sneakers. The new call of the wild will be "Whaaaat? You want vermin on your stereo?" "No, I said 'Lemon on my sturgeon'!"

It'll turn out to be the reverse of what the sci-film Soylent Green depicted in our future: suicide stations will, indeed, be opened, but they'll service the young rather than the grudging, angry aged.

Groups of people in their chemically sustained 400s and 500s might descend like jackals on fetuses of a mere 30 or 40 years old, clubbing them so that there will be more pharmaceuticals for people in their middle hundreds. Such instances of violence will be "Age Rage."

No matter what, it must be stopped. Personally, I do not want to be held hostage on this earth for potentially 1,000 years. Dr. Sanjay Gupta must be halted, if not outright destroyed. There is only one sure way for this to happen:

Someone please take him to Las Vegas for a long weekend.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

congrats on getting over 100,000 hits.

nothing in the world would seem better than 500 year old vag.