Most likely, unless we all killourselves in the coming decades, we will be able to fully manipulate our current genetic structure. Yes, this is totally possible. The only reason you dont crumble into a heap of biomass every year is because there are DNA repair mechanisms in the body, which <b>ALTER</b> and <b>INSERT</b> genes into the existing DNA. Once we find these, we will have to do a whole lot of hard thinking, and then we will probably want to change our own genes for the better (or worse). The DNA repair mechanisms, although extremley accurate arent 100% accurate, so you will eventually grow old ond die. This is due to the fact the the DNA repair mechanism themselves age, and become less accurate. Thus, in order to extend our age or alter genes, we have to be able to modify these mechanisms. An easy way to increase out age would be to make repair mechanisms for the repair mechanisms. This could be done with nanomachines / synthetic organisms. The result, in my view, would be immortality of the body (not mind). That means, that as long as you dont get hit by a car or something, you will survive to comitt suicide. Instead of people dying right after they master their trade, people will be able make enormous advances it is in whatever it is that they do. This of course will have enourmous consequences on society. Partly because I am tired of typing, and partly to arouse intrest in this topic, I stop here. Please make your own conclusions and post them, because this IS going to happen whether you like it or not.