I always wanted to live forever…jk

July 31, 2008 at 12:19 pm (Food, Random) (, , , , , , , , )

Some biochemists in California think that within 10 years they’ll be able to use nanotechnology to put enzymes in water. CoQ10 is an enzyme that our body naturally produces but slowly decreases its production with age.

And yet it’s vital for the body’s basic functioning, as it helps our cells convert sugars to energy.

io9.com

These biochemists hope that by getting more of this enzyme as well as other vitamins, the average human life expectancy can increase greatly since organs should stay more productive. They’re comparing it to putting iodine in salt in the 1920’s.

I’d just like to point out that Californians get everything first. First it was Pinkberry, then the new Honda FCX Clarity, and now water that makes you live longer? Come on lol. Anyways some of the people that commented on this article I read made very good points. I think I’ll list a few just because I find them entertaining and you can check out the rest for yourself by reading the full article.

1. “Tag this: ‘whatcouldpossiblygowrong?’.”

2. “It’s people! CoQ10 is made of people!!!”

3. “Isn’t this how at least one zombie film started?”

4. “So you start putting a nutrient that your body creates anyway into the drinking water. Your body senses it has enough Coq10 and stops natural production. Boom. Your now an addict.”

5. “Forget nanotechnology. Lets bioengineer a new species of tapeworm that lives in your gut, stops growing after it reaches a preset length, and produces all the vitamins and enzymes that we don’t normally, as long as it gets a steady diet of fats and proteins.
I mean, worst case scenario, it evolves sentience, wraps itself around your brainstem, and makes you talk in a reverb-heavy voice. I could live with that.
Welcome to the Hotel California! You can check out any time you like, but you cant ever leave.”

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2 Comments

  1. Matthew said,

    HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA, the tapeworm thing is hysterical. At work we just started installing new boxes to put wasted medication in so it doesn’t go into the water supply. I find it amusing that everyone seems shocked like no one ever thought about the fact all that medication had to go somewhere. Really, a ton of people seem to only know about it because of that study, well duh, everything you dump leaks into ground water.

  2. greencs said,

    yeah and there’s probably stuff in the air too. It’s like batman! lol

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