Intelligence is the resource that allows us to take advantage of all other resources around us. And the augmentation of the human brain is probably the most radical method to vastly enhance our abilities and significantly improve our lives.
The average life expectancy had doubled since the prehistoric period to the 19th century and doubled again over last hundred years. But the maximum duration of human life hasn’t changed so much. In fact, it’s known that many centenarian lived in the ancient world.
All mammals, including humans, age in a very similar manner and unfortunately die of old age. Why does this happen, and what are the fundamental biological principles responsible for this?