New research has also found that men are twice as likely as women to want to live forever if science finds a solution to mortality
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More than one in ten men would like to be cloned like Dolly the Sheep – compared to just 4% of women, new research has found.
New research has also found that men are twice as likely as women to want to live forever if science finds a solution to mortality.
A YouGov poll commissioned by think tank Theos found a wide disparity between men and women about their desire to extend their lives.
About 25% of men would want to live forever, compared to just 12% of women.
And about 18% of men said they would choose to be cryogenically frozen after death — like Fry in Futurama.
Only 8% of women said they would choose to be frozen – out of just 13% of the general population.
Only a fifth of the 5,000 respondents said they would like to live forever if scientists could find a way to construct it.
It follows reports that Chinese researchers have developed a robot for cloning pigs.
The new process uses artificial intelligence to reduce the number of errors encountered in manual cloning attempts.
According to the South China Morning Post, seven piglets were produced with a surrogate sow using the fully automated process.
dr Nick Spencer, Senior Fellow at Theos, said: “People used to claim that religion originated in the human desire for immortality.
“But our study shows that immortality — at least the idea of living forever on earth as we are — doesn’t really appeal to most people.”
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