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Dark times. Especially in the Middle Ages, death by disease, hunger or war were constant companions. A long life was reserved only for the ruling class or clergy. The dream of eternal life and eternal beauty was inspired. The legend of the Fountain of Youth shows this dream: take a short bath or drink and you are back in the bloom of life. To this day, the Fountain of Youth, as a source of rejuvenation and eternal life, exudes a mythical attraction and has been the subject of many art and cultural events. Also in Star Trek, this topic has been treated repeatedly.
The search for the source of eternal life is possibly more explosive today than ever before. Instead of searching on lonely islands or with old texts in dusty cellars, today the search takes place in a laboratory.
What is ageing? Does health and life expectancy depend on our genes and/or environmental influences? Can life expectancy be predicted for individual people? How can life be extended? Many of these questions are discussed in a visionary way in Star Trek and are scientifically highly topical. There are already answers…