THE TRANSHUMANISM AND 3D PRINTING SCRAPBOOKS: RUSSIA SUCCESSFULLY 3D ...
Ms. S.H. shared this article, and it's another important signal that technologies are going to rapidly change the way that we look at the world, and the world of medicine in particular. In this case, as the title of this blog indicates, Russia has successfully 3D printed artificial mouse-thyroid glands, and successfully transplanted them in mice, with the successful restoration of thyroid function:
Russian 3D-bioprinted thyroid gland implant proves functional in mice
The experiment is outlined as follows in the article:
The thyroid glands in mice were first killed by a radioactive iodine injection, before the research team transplanted newly-printed organs into their subjects.
Three weeks into the experiment, the team, headed by Vladimir Mironov, observed “higher” levels of the hormone T4, which is responsible for growth and the metabolism, and measured higher body temperatures, Bulanova said.
After 11 weeks of monitoring the subjects’ 3D printed thyroid glands, they were fully functional with completely restored thyroid function.
“All in all we consider experiment to be successfully conducted because we managed to raise the level of hormone T4,” Bulanova said.
The 3D-printed organ consists of several types of tissues, and features blood vessels to substitute the thyroid gland of a living organism. The lab’s undertaking to transplant the thyroid first began in March 2015, when the organ was first printed using the Russian bio printer FABION.
In further experiments and in printing other organs, potentially human, researchers are planning to use undifferentiated stem cells taken from an adult organism, which are very similar to embryonary cells.
This is a major step, if you've been following the biological applications of three-D printing, for thus far we've read of the stories of various tissues being three-d printed, but whole organs which are then successfully transplanted to restore missing functions has not been achieved until now.
As the article itself notes, imagine the applications to a variety of function-restoration applications. It might, indeed, be possible to envision the application of such technologies and techniques to partial organs, save, the 3D printing of a heart valve from a patient's DNA, to replace malfunctioning valves. We've already seen such partial appplications in the growth of retinas for eyes. Imagine, too, the applications of such technologies to repair eye function, or even replace entire eyes themselves, to restore sight to the blind. Take it a step further: imagine the growth of essential organs such as the liver, or kidneys, two organs that are often high on transplant waiting lists, and absolutely vital and essential to the proper function of the body.
The danger of transplants has, of course, always been that of the rejection of the transplanted organ by the host's body, a danger that would, the reasoning goes, disappear entirely if one could literally grow and 3d print the spare part from the patient's own DNA. IMagine, too, the benefit of such technologies to first responders in medical emergencies.
In a certain sense, all of this imagination has, until now, been precisely that: imagination, the extrapolation of possibilities from present techniques and technologies. But now, medical scientists and technicians have actually taken that first step, by printing an artificial organ, in its entirety, and transplanting it successfully in mice to restore lost (thyroid) organ function. And with this step, another problem disappears, and new problems emerge, for many people object, on religious or other grounds, to organ transplants from other humans. But with the additive manufacturing process wedded to genetic technologies, such ethical concerns could indeed be headed to oblivion, and new ethical concerns are raised: if body parts can essentially be replaced with new ones, made from one's own DNA, as they wear out, the prospects of the transhumanists' quest for virtual immortality open up
In short, the Russian success here is a huge step.
And only the first of many more.
And it prompts a high octane speculation and question. Many readers here have noted the unusual longevity of certain members of the "elite". Many have also commented upon the idea that the technologies that are being revealed publicly possibly lag several years or even decades behind what might be privately and secretly accomplished. Could it be, therefore, that such capabilities as the Russians have publicly disclosed have already been developed in secret, across the whole range of human medicine and biology, and already been covertly applied? If this type of technology is going to change the world and the way we look at it, might we, indeed, be looking at its present application when we consider the longevity of certain members of the elite? Think only of Queen Elizabeth II here. Since her sixties, she has barely aged in her appearance, and she is now 89 years old. Prince Philip is now 94 years old, and while he looks old, he looks more like he is in his late 70s than middle 90s.
Well, perhaps. But after all, there is no reason to suspect or conclude that the "black projects" world has simply to do with advanced physics and physical technologies.
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It seems the world is polarizing not simply politically, but re: world-view. Those who believe in a purely materialistic, throw-the-dice evolutionary belief (the ‘elites’, et al), and those anchored in a ‘spiritual’ world view trusting in an intelligent designer of some kind. The energies and talents of the two groups will go into very different activities. One into massive manipulation of the physical world (including our brain and body) hoping for an ultimate Transhumanist/AI melding that will create a powerful, immortal super race. We will become as Gods. The Alchemist’s dream?
And the latter, an inner, hidden and personal search for a stillness(hesychia) that promises to reveal ultimate purposes for each Person, and not needing this manipulation. Is there a God or not? What kind? Tricky question, that, says Yoda! (Not proper for a public forum, but quiet conversations with tea)
The worry is that most of the 7.5 billion of us may have the peace and quiet that has existed from the beginning of time to pursue our own choices wrenched away from us by the very rich, busy and technically superior folks in the latter group. They are getting quite pushy and good at their craft.
End of the world? Consider the logic of ultimate ‘efficiency’: the shortest path between a thought (desire) and it’s execution. Give more power to the individual to effect the above and things can happen. A fighter pilot reads the target with his eyes and the missle fires (1970’s film: Foxfire?) Or the ultimate: an angry young man with a grudge wishes the world would end. So what is the final goal of such unbridled pursuit of technique? A momentary negative passion/thought has always allowed a cooling-off time to regret and change. Now? Maybe we had better hope that there is a God of some sort. Hubris.
throw some cymatically coordinated harmonious notes at a bit of the fourth phase of water with a few aminos thrown in for fun and watch intelligent design at work. we’re all just vibrating right? resonance.
Well, I suppose sound waves can ‘create’ structures in existing matter; but the question would remain as to ‘who’ ‘threw’ the notes at the water and ‘where’ did the aminos come from and ‘who’ considers it intelligent design. Without those questions answered ‘we’ are stuck with simply an interesting phenomenon.
If there is no who, but only a what, then the idea of a God as Person evaporates. Some religions are happy with that, others are not. Some Cymatics proponents go beyond it being a good healing tool and claim it is the source of all that is, ie., God. A reductionist approach it seems to me. But I suppose we are all vibrating (isn’t that what string theory is about, it’s all energetic vibration, not solid matter?) Such a big puzzle but I think ultimately it is a mystery beyond the scope of mankind and science as our tool? (That’s just my small thought on the subject)
interesting. my perspective went to the fact that sound is a small section of the energy spectrum. that in fact sound, light, radiation, electricity, plasma are in fact all on the spectrum. all our senses are in fact sensing different parts of the same spectrum.
i suppose it’d be reductionist if i took the perspective that god is in this or in that instead of that the deity is all. not “in” but in fact “is.” therefore everything is that same deity. call that deity “God” and act all familiar enough to anthropomorphize all you want or need. Personally I’m not much interested in a deity that has a use for folk like me testing him/them/her, or declaring wars, or doing anything other than working to learn.
meanwhile, electric universe theory from some of the foik at thunderbolts.info gives a couple perspectives into the likelihood that gravity is a resultant and weak side effect of electricity. it’s nice to ignore theories that can’t be tested, scaled and repeated to confirm results. (like black holes, gravity centric cosmolgy, dark matter, the big bang, evolution,…) it’s even nicer to stick to and verify theories that are scalable, repeatable and provide much simpler explanations for current mysteries. like stars giving birth to planets, stars being plasma balls,…
so if i had to guess a non-testable theory i’d say matter is just another different manifestation of energy. that in fact we are energy and the matter and gravity we see and focus on is just a small part of what we are. makes one wonder what we’d sense and do if we focused on more.
think we’re all george malley’s of a sort?
Of course Maurice Strong just died but maybe he wasn’t “elite” enough and was just another useful idiot. Then again did he really die? 😉
Very interesting to see this stuff coming out of Russia at this time. Anti-gravity, organ growth. It seems as if they are pushing someone else to release their advanced.
Think of the business possibilities! It might take a decade to grow larger organs. Get your DNA, grow an organ for you ahead of time and store it in a cryogenic way until you need it.
Everyone is on the right track here. There are advanced life extension and life enhancement procedures for the elites. A Dr. Al Sears, out of Royal Palm Beach, Florida, specializes in this. Multi-millionaires and Billionaires have mansions in that area and Doc Sears is their go-to guy. But, he has clients all over the world and puts on a longevity conference once a year or so in conjunction with the American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine.
Doctors with Clinics from around the world speak at these conferences. I’ve checked the Conference info and this stuff is really advanced and expensive -way beyond my budget. Some of it has to do with telemeres lengthening and enhancing the cell mitochondria. From this and other reading, a top notch, full fledged longevity and enhancement program is going to start costing around $20,000 a month and up. And for a personal consultation with these overseas longevity Docs will be at least $100,000 a visit minimum. Not for the 99%. For the Royals and the other elites this is chicken feed, of course.
And I’m sure, as Joseph points out, what we see at these conferences and read about publicly is only the tip of what is available. To get to the real top secret stuff, I imagine is takes connections and perhaps millions, which only the top elites would have and could easily afford. We’re talking here about regaining and keeping one’s mental and physical vigor into old age, not just being kept alive.
It’s not just the world’s Royalty and political elite that partake of this, but it sure has to extend into the entertainment field as well. Take Clint Eastwood, for example. Whatever you make think of his politics or movies, the man at 85 is still going strong as a Film Director with the mental and physical stamina of someone in their prime at full speed. He’s well known to have a health regimen, but he keeps it secret.
Or the Rolling Stones, who should by all rights be fairly burned out, are still performing at top energy. It’s known that Keith Richards has spent millions through the years at exclusive European Clinics to regain and keep his health after all those decades of excessive drug abuse.
In addition to the British Royals and these examples, I’m sure many more could be added to the list.
Yes, there are plenty of examples in the A-list world as well. Tom Cruise stands out as he does not look anything like your average 53 yr old aesthetically or physically. Of course the masses are led tobelieve its all down to good plastic surgeons and botox injections, but thats just a line fed to the masses hence why its rammed down our necks so much to detract from the secretive treatments that are going on. This is truly class division taken to the nth degree.
Dick Cheney doesn’t seem to have any rejection issues with his new heart, makes me suspect we are way ahead of the Russians on this tech. Too bad our Oligarchs are trying to find more ways to make us sicker, less fertile, and have shorter lifespans so I doubt the general public will ever be given access to these break throughs. I wonder what it really takes to get access to them. Being a billionaire doesn’t seem sufficient to get access to life extension transplants and injections; seems you have to have a royal title of a certain rank to qualify. I heard Dick Cheney bought a noble title awhile back from the Saudis, maybe European nobility awarded him something as well for all his hard work undermining the US Constitution.
I’m thinking monoatomic gold here. Maybe the elites have access to “lots” of monoatomic gold and are ingesting it on a daily basis, well I mean they CAN afford it. So we have elites here who live very long lives, and who else did live very long lives, well how about the guys in the Sumerian kings list. Kings !!! just where did they come from and who is related to who. From ancient times there have been Kings and Queens and they ruled over the simple folk, it’s not like that today, it’s just the politicians have taken their place. Today’s technology is streaking to new heights on a daily basis, it’s just that “we”, the simple folks, don’t know of the good stuff the elites benefit from. Seems like ancient times were a lot better than today.
The Bushes, the Clintons, and others are continually elected. They are the Kings & Queens of today, and not far behind are various kinds of celebrity aristocrats.
Are these technologies available & running at a core level?
The Elite ” own” the latest technologies–and are the first to use the “fountain of youth” serums…3-D Printing and AI/Robots will, however, cause a large unemployment problem…which is going to be extremely challenging, socially and politically, before the current Shemitah ends…
With regards R0yalty, it’s not just that they dont look their age it’s the inner strength that they have retained. Most OAPs of their age require a walking aid, have curvature of the spine and brittle bones – one nasty fall could be disasterous. Yet these folk are quite capable of riding horses and firing powerful rifles when hunting game – hmmm.
Why do you think they encourage so many abortions? It takes lots and lots growth hormones to stay as young and healthy as they appear to be at their age no doubt.
Yes Ben Rich sixty year rule but then how advanced technologically has this society been. One shutters how many two legged labrats have been used to extend the lifespans of our elites so they can go on torturing the rest of us for their twisted entertainment.