All humans face growing older and dying. During our lifetimes, which can be from moments to very old age-about 100 years, we face all sorts of health and well being problems. Genetic defects, disease, accidents, violence etc.
We have hospitals. Physical and mental. Which are problematic. We have old age homes. The best we can do is lead a lucky life which is not too onerous and boring-the mass of men lead lives of quiet desperation- into increasingly debilitating old age. Then die of complications of old age.
This can’t be the human ideal. That would be indefinite life in perfect health, phsical and mental and social, free of disease, accidents and violence etc. Not growing old. Not dying. For all. Because certainly a painful part of life is to see others around you suffering in various ways.
To be continued.
About cloning. There is the IVF method. But I believe there is a second possible method.
The stimulation of the reproduction of stem cells. Presently it is used to reproduce specific cell, like heart muscle cells. It recently was used to produce meat product which was then cooked and tasted. It was found to be satisfactory. I believe this could be a substitute source for meat to replace slaughtering animals. The material source was plant protein.
To clone, the entire organism would be reproduced instead of specific parts. This would result in a complete adult human instead of a newborn baby. A decision would have to be made about the brain. Whether to prevent its formation producing an anencephalytic adult body or a completely new person. Further in the case of a head transplant, whether to replace the anencephalytic head which could then be disposed of, perhaps frozen. Or, if the brain is intact, the removed head would then have to be completed again. In order to not commit a murder and to use the body.
This would result in a human with a new body. Without the disease or trauma or old age. Plus a new person-a clone of the original. Starting life in an adult body. Interesting.
A new form of reproduction. A cure for old age as well as many diseases and traumas.
The stem cell method would be similar to the regeneration tub as portrayed in Stormship Troopers. The stem cells, or body, would be placed in a large clear glass/plexiglass tub filled with nutrient liquid. Waste could be removed from the bottom. Open top. Various wires and tubes led in. Oxygen tubes. There might bew some sort of electrical stimulus. etc.
Previously I wrote about the psychoanalytically healthy sexual intercourse would look something like that scene in Star Trek TMP where Captain Decker and Ileya joined via V’Ger.
So I have found science fiction can portray science reality in some cases. More often it is way off or even absurd.