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Immortality is the ability to live forever or eternal life.<ref>{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=web }}</ref> Natural selection has developed potential biological immortality in at least one species, the jellyfish Turritopsis dohrnii.<ref name="CheatingDeath">{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=web }}</ref>

Certain scientists, futurists, and philosophers have theorized about the immortality of the human body, and advocate that human immortality is achievable in the first few decades of the 21st century, whereas other advocates believe that life extension is a more achievable goal in the short term, with immortality awaiting further research breakthroughs into an indefinite future. Aubrey de Grey, a researcher who has developed a series of biomedical rejuvenation strategies to reverse human aging (called SENS), believes that his proposed plan for ending aging may be implementable in two or three decades.<ref name="Ending Aging">{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=book }}</ref> The absence of aging would provide humans with biological immortality, but not invulnerability to death by physical trauma; although, mind uploading could solve that issue.

In religious contexts, immortality is often stated to be among the promises by God (or other deities) to human beings who show goodness or else follow divine law. What form an unending human life would take, or whether an immaterial soul exists and possesses immortality, has been a major point of focus of religion, as well as the subject of speculation, fantasy, and debate.


Immortality sections
Intro  Definitions  Alchemy  Physical immortality  Religious views  Ethics of immortality   Politics   Symbols  Fiction  See also  References  Further reading  External links  

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