1. DNA Repair : DNA has the ability to operate and mend the cell. But if a disease such as Cancer occurs, the DNA is not able to fight it. Scientists’ goal is to comprehend the working of the DNA’s self-repair mechanism to figure out how to trigger it when needed. Once this is achieved, now fatal diseases would no longer be a death sentence.
2. Brain-computer interface : the technology providing communication between the computer and the brain already exists but, so far, it is only able to restore cognitive abilities and functions. Not that this is a small thing for a brain damaged patient, but what is aimed here is to increase the already existing capacity of the brain. For example, imagine learning anything you’ve ever wanted in a mere moment, wouldn’t this be a thrill?
3. Neuroprostethics : the main purpose of this technology is to replace a lost limb with an implant functioning like an actual body part. The implant reacts to outer stimulus by taking input from the nervous system. This way we can have each part of our bodies replaced if ever needed.
4. Downloading your consciousness : although the idea was once featured in a comic book, the technology is said to be a reality by 2050. All of your memories, thoughts, ideas, experiences and, basically, your whole personality, will be downloaded to a computer and turned into artificial intelligence. This way we can keep “living” as a machine for thousands of years.
5. Whole head and whole body transplants : transplanted kidneys or livers are often rejected by the brain but as it is autoimmune, an actual brain transplant can never be rejected. The obstacle in the way of this technology is attaching the head transplant to the nervous system in a way so that the patient is not paralyzed. So you can continue living for centuries on as long as you find a body to fix your head to.