A biomedical gerontologist and scientist Aubrey De Grey predicts that if the damage caused by aging is repaired, then humans can aspire to live for thousand years, bringing an ancient Sanskrit blessing into reality. Traceable to ancient Hindus scripts, the blessing "shatamaanam bhavati shataayuH puruShaH shatendriyaH aayuShyevendriye pratitiShThati" This is normally used by priests and scholars to bless people which means "live for hundreds of years" and De Grey's vision, if proved right may turn this blessing into reality. How soon is still debatable but not too far going by recent advances made in health care. Going by de Grey's predictions, the first person who will live to see their 150th birthday has already been born. Grey predicts that human lifespan could even reach 1,000 years. A biomedical gerontologist and chief scientist of a foundation dedicated to longevity research, de Grey reckons that within his own lifetime doctors could have all the tools they need to "cure" aging -- banishing diseases that come with it and extending life indefinitely. "I'd say we have a 50/50 chance of bringing aging under what I'd call a decisive level of medical control within the next 25 years or so," de Grey said in an interview before delivering a lecture at Britain's Royal Institution academy of science. "And what I mean by decisive is the same sort of medical control that we have over most infectious diseases today." De Grey sees a time when people will go to their doctors for regular "maintenance," which by then will include gene therapies, stem cell therapies, immune stimulation and a range of other advanced medical techniques to keep them in good shape. De Grey lives near Cambridge University where he won his doctorate in 2000 and is chief scientific officer of the non-profit California-based SENS (Strategies for Engineered Negligible Senescence) Foundation, which he co-founded in 2009. He describes aging as the lifelong accumulation of various types of molecular and cellular damage throughout the body. "The idea is to engage in what you might call preventative geriatrics, where you go in to periodically repair that molecular and cellular damage before it gets to the level of abundance that is pathogenic," he explained. CHALLENGE Exactly how far and how fast life expectancy will increase in the future is a subject of some debate, but the trend is clear. An average of three months is being added to life expectancy every year at the moment and experts estimate there could be a million centenarians across the world by 2030. To date, the world's longest-living person on record lived to 122 and in Japan alone there were more than 44,000 centenarians in 2010. Some researchers say, however, that the trend toward longer lifespan may falter due to an epidemic of obesity now spilling over from rich nations into the developing world. De Grey's ideas may seem far-fetched, but $20,000 offered in 2005 by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Technology Review journal for any molecular biologist who showed that de Grey's SENS theory was "so wrong that it was unworthy of learned debate" was never won. The judges on that panel were prompted into action by an angry put-down of de Grey from a group of nine leading scientists who dismissed his work as "pseudo science." They concluded that this label was not fair, arguing instead that SENS "exists in a middle ground of yet-to-be-tested ideas that some people may find intriguing but which others are free to doubt. Will Human Lifespan Ever Reach 1000 years? - International Business Times I think personally it is going to be possible for Science to make you live for very long. They have already found an way to repair damaged genes. So if the possibility occurs would you want to live for 1000years?