Global warming, wars, economic meltdown... While the future of our species seems to be hanging by a thread, the future for individuals looks bright. Michael goes on a journey to the logical conclusion of modern medicine: triumph over death. He visits Cambridge academic Aubrey de Grey who is offering prize money for the scientist who can most effectively rejuvenate ageing mice. But Michael wants more than longevity - he is seeking immortality. He witnesses the application of stem cell work - restoring vision, constructing new organs - which offers the chance of replacing body parts. And using the latest research, some of Michael's cells are made immortal.