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A Search for Anti-Aging Secrets Starts With the Blood of 600 Estonians - WIRED

Friday, July 28, 2017


WIRED

A Search for Anti-Aging Secrets Starts With the Blood of 600 Estonians
WIRED
But immortality research isn't exactly a high priority for federally-funded research: To date, the National Institute for Aging has tested only 30 compounds, compared to the thousands trialed in cancer research at the NIH. One of those, a drug called ...

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The Observer view on Jane Austen's immortality - The Guardian

Saturday, July 22, 2017


The Guardian

The Observer view on Jane Austen's immortality
The Guardian
The Observer view on Jane Austen's immortality. Observer editorial. Two centuries after her death, her influence is still felt. Jane Austen fans admire the new £10 note at its launch at Winchester cathedral. Photograph: Chris J Ratcliffe/AFP/Getty Images.

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Immortality Is In The Eye Of The Beholder - MediaPost Communications

Friday, July 21, 2017


Immortality Is In The Eye Of The Beholder
MediaPost Communications
At one point, as they were discussing the optionality of death, Bina48 said, “Immortality is accomplished by creating consciousness in self-replicating machines that can be distributed throughout the cosmos.” Is Bina48 a consciousness? I don't think so.

A Son's Race to Give His Dying Father Artificial Immortality - WIRED

Tuesday, July 18, 2017


WIRED

A Son's Race to Give His Dying Father Artificial Immortality
WIRED
The first voice you hear on the recording is mine. “Here we are,” I say. My tone is cheerful, but a catch in my throat betrays how nervous I am. Then, a little grandly, I pronounce my father's name: “John James Vlahos.” August 2017. Subscribe to WIRED.

We Will Extend Our Lives but Not Attain Immortality, Says Anti-Aging Researcher - Futurism

Monday, July 17, 2017


Futurism

We Will Extend Our Lives but Not Attain Immortality, Says Anti-Aging Researcher
Futurism
Eric Verdin, a world-leading researcher on aging, recently shared what he has learned about the future of growing old. While Verdin views immortality as a fairy tale, he said that many promising methods for extending life are being studied.

Cory Doctorow on technological immortality, the transporter problem ... - The Verge

Sunday, July 16, 2017


The Verge

Cory Doctorow on technological immortality, the transporter problem ...
The Verge
Cory Doctorow has made several careers out of thinking about the future, as a journalist and co-editor of Boing Boing, an activist with strong ties to the Creative ...

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Immortality in the Rg Veda - San Diego Reader

Wednesday, July 12, 2017


San Diego Reader

Immortality in the Rg Veda
San Diego Reader
He is the lord of immortality and also lord of that which grows on food. Such is his greatness, and the Man is yet greater than this. All creatures make up a quarter of him; three quarters are the immortal heaven. With three quarters the Man has risen ...

Virtual graveyards: Algorithms of death and the cost of immortality - The Conversation CA

Wednesday, July 12, 2017


The Conversation CA

Virtual graveyards: Algorithms of death and the cost of immortality
The Conversation CA
In fact, digital immortality/virtual immortality that escapes the constraints of time and space is a hot commodity. From mobile apps that allow people to create digital avatars that can look and sound like your deceased best friend to those that allow ...

Conditional immortality - Sunbury Daily Item

Friday, July 07, 2017


Conditional immortality
Sunbury Daily Item
Theophilus embraced Plato's belief in inherent or unconditional immortality before he became a Christian. But after converting, his study of Hebrew scripture and early Christian writings convinced him that the doctrine was incompatible with both ...

Billionaires dream of immortality. The rest of us worry about healthcare - The Guardian

Tuesday, July 04, 2017


The Guardian

Billionaires dream of immortality. The rest of us worry about healthcare
The Guardian
Both of us agreed we do not wish for immortality, though we are both extremely happy with our lives and healthy. Wanting to live forever is fundamentally selfish. It's obvious why immortality appeals to billionaires such as Peter Thiel. It obviously ...