Some trees can live for thousands of years. I guess we have some things to learn from them. :) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_oldest_trees. Scientists are studying long lived plants and animals to figure out how we may live longer lives too. One example of a somewhat studied lifeform is the 'immortal' jellyfish ► http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/11/29/immortal-jellyfish-lives-forever-reverts-stage-life_n_2207583.html.
Old Tjikko, a 9,550 year old Norway Spruce, is the oldest known living individual clonal tree, located in Sweden ► http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2008/04/080416104320.htm. A clonal colony can survive for much longer than an individual tree. A colony of 47,000 quaking aspen trees, covering 106 acres (43 ha) in the Fishlake National Forest of the United States, is considered one of the oldest and largest organisms in the world. The colony has been estimated to be 80,000 years old.
If people are more selfless, like this man, we will create the brilliant future a lot faster than many think, as Google Director of Engineering Ray Kurzweil explains in one of the videos at ► https://plus.google.com/+AlexP/posts/URSW7eeNhhf
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