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 in the next 20-40 years.
The next stage, which is to slow and stop human aging process, is a much harder problem and not possible with our current knowledge. This will require achieving biosingularity stage possibly within the next 40-50 years, which will provide us near complete understanding and technological capability to reengineer any biological system. This technological power will allow us not only to stop but also to reverse the aging process and amplify human 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.