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Strap-on HGT Body Replacement Process

 
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Most people are over 105% bacteria, so they’re not themselves. As a person ages, the cells in their body replace, so they’re actually younger than they really are. The bacteria also replace themselves with new incoming source material.

At some point, a person gets old and dies, presumably because this process weakens and new incoming source material isn’t enough to fully replace bacteria or cellular regrowth of actual people cells.

Science could come to the rescue here by researching which animals or even plants or even fungi are the most viable source material for new regrowth (or even old regrowth, but in the present) of our cellular makeup. It might turn out to be a pig, or a guinea pig, or a chicken. It might turn out to be a type of fish, or jellyfish. It might be a succulent or (hopefully not) a cactus. It might be bees.

Whatever it is, line them up horizontally so that they’re level with us, and strap them onto our own cellular material (ie, under our clothes, including under our underpants, hence the name). With such suitable flora or fauna or mushrooma strapped to the left or right of us, the horizontal gene transfer may begin, horizontally. It might turn out that life will be prolonged immeasurably (or if you measure it, measurably) because the cells in us will replace themselves with younger and more compatible feedstock cells, horizontally.

Ian Tindale, Feb 17 2018

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       And slowly I become a fungus. Could be fun...
RayfordSteele, Feb 17 2018
  

       It's evident from reading the quality of some ideas and annotations that some halfbakers are already well on the way to reverting to a much lower form of life, slightly below fungoid but still slightly above geography teachers.
8th of 7, Feb 17 2018
  
      
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