# Immortality

I had been reading and had found out that there is a jellyfish, called the immortal jellyfish, can live forever. It can change from being mature to being a polyp easily, thus basically regenerating. It is 4.5mm long and wide. I was wondering, do you think it is possible to harness the power that these jellyfish use for our purposes?

Note by Sharky Kesa
4 years, 5 months ago

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That's pretty crazy and totally cool. I resorted to the google to find out what you where talking about. Here's the wikipedia on immortal jellyfish. Following the hivemind rabbit hole you can get to a general article on biological immortality.

I don't have a strong/informed opinion on whether or not it is possible to apply principles of immortal jellyfish to humans, but it does seem like some people are trying. Whether it is even a good idea to do that is a different and probably controversial question. Given how generally hard life is for most people on Earth I am a bigger fan of biological science that strives to make our brief lives better for most people, than make us live forever.

Staff - 4 years, 5 months ago

Yes, it's called polyp and medusa and they reproduce asexually and sexually to each other respectively. But in a global perspective I don't think people want to become. Each immortal as then the essence of living your life would be gone.

- 4 years ago

Agreed.

- 4 years ago