The convergence of biology with nanotechnology and information technologies will soon create an unprecendent ability to understand and manipulate biological systems. I coined the term Biosingularity to define a time when we will be able to engineer new biological systems and have complete molecular control in manipulating existing life forms.
As we approach biosingularity, we will first greatly reduced most chronic cardiovascular, neurodegenerative, infectious diseases and cancer, which will extend average human life to about 100.I anticipate we could achieve this goal, roughly within the next 25 years around 2040.
The next stage, which is to stop and reverse human aging process, and is a much challenging problem. In order to overcome this challenge we will need to have advanced to biosingularity age, which I predict will happen around or before 2050. This tremendous technological and analytical power will allow us to to reengineer any biological systems at large scale, essentially upgrading it to a new version, which some call Human 2.0. This technological power will allow us not only reverse the aging process but also amplify our intelligence and capabilities to unimaginable levels.
I started this blog to chronicle the remarkable advances in biological systems and hopefully also to provide a conceptual framework to discuss reverse engineering biological systems and its profound ramifications for the future of humanity.