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On the Verge of Immortality, Or Are We Stuck with Death? A New Direction For Research Could Provide the Answers--and More

Bernard Starr | Posted 01.14.2017 | Healthy Living
Bernard Starr

How long can human beings live? Is there an outside limit? Do we know enough about aging to break through possible biological barriers? Is the current...

A Debate On The Pros And Cons Of Aging And Death

Allen Frances | Posted 12.24.2016 | Science
Allen Frances

At age 74, I have already experienced many of the indignities of aging and before very long will also confront the inevitability of death. Although ne...

Dare To Be 100: No Everlasting Life

Walter M. Bortz II, M.D. | Posted 10.12.2016 | Healthy Living
Walter M. Bortz II, M.D.

Immortalists suffered a severe insult with the publication of an article in Nature in October of this year. It was accompanied by a corollary article ...

Dare To Be 100: Len And I

Walter M. Bortz II, M.D. | Posted 10.03.2016 | Healthy Living
Walter M. Bortz II, M.D.

Leonard Hayflick and I share much. We were both born in Philadelphia. Now eight decades later we both live in Northern California, Leonard at Sea Ranc...

Dare To Be 100: Grand Children

Walter M. Bortz II, M.D. | Posted 07.12.2016 | Healthy Living
Walter M. Bortz II, M.D.

Yesterday I had a bubbly meeting with new friends in their late 60s who were bouncing because they had just learned that they were to become grandpare...

Top 5 Ways of Becoming Immortal

Joey Savoie | Posted 06.24.2016 | Comedy
Joey Savoie

Co-authored by Baxter Bullock. You’ve heard it a thousand times. Some guy finds a mermaid, eats it, and then gets to live for 800 years. I know what...

Five Science and Technology Predictions for the Next 10 Years

Zoltan Istvan | Posted 05.03.2016 | Technology
Zoltan Istvan

The transhumanist future -- image by Hyolee2 Radical science and technology are changing everything around us. The field of transhumanism is dramat...

No One's Getting Out of Here Alive

Deborah Gale | Posted 04.14.2016 | Healthy Living
Deborah Gale

"...I feel so extraordinary Something's got a hold on me I get this feeling I'm in motion A sudden sense of liberty..." New Order, "True Faith"...

Why We Need a Transhumanism Movement

Zoltan Istvan | Posted 03.25.2016 | Impact
Zoltan Istvan

A crowd gathers to hear about transhumanism and life extension technologies -- Photo by Roen Horn Recently I was asked to be a part of a debate fo...

Do Modern Jews Believe in Resurrection of the Dead?

Rabbi Evan Moffic | Posted 03.14.2017 | Religion
Rabbi Evan Moffic

The hardest chapter to write for my book on the Jewishness of Jesus was the one on resurrection. I tried to avoid it, but my editor insisted. Resurrec...

To Ensure a Future of Transhumanism, Atheists Should Confront the Deathist Culture Religion Has Sown

Zoltan Istvan | Posted 02.23.2017 | Science
Zoltan Istvan

In the West, atheism is growing. Nearly a billion people around the world are essentially godless. Yet, that burgeoning population faces an important challenge in the near future

Dare to Be 100: Rage, Rage; Do Not Go Gentle

Walter M. Bortz II, M.D. | Posted 02.24.2017 | Healthy Living
Walter M. Bortz II, M.D.

I just finished reading Erica Jong's latest book Fear of Dying. The cover jacket is that of a zipper, an obvious reprise of her startling first book F...

Immortality May Be More than Mere Fiction

Natalie Kalin | Posted 02.06.2017 | Science
Natalie Kalin

Immortality has long been heeded as the stuff of fiction. As a trait only possessed by Gods and spirits. But the mark of engineering is the ability to...

Most Absurd Yet Insightful Statements Made at Web Summit, World's Largest Startup Conference

Shane M. Kite | Posted 12.18.2016 | Business
Shane M. Kite

The hype at Web Summit was as thick as the fog that delayed flights into Dublin Airport last month at the Earth's largest gathering of startups. "Ko...

Transhumanism Political Party Reaches First Birthday

Zoltan Istvan | Posted 10.29.2016 | Home
Zoltan Istvan

On October 7th, 2015, the Transhumanist Party reached its first birthday. Started as way to introduce forward thinking and futurist politics into government, the party has caught on around the world and now has over a dozen national parties.

Dare to Be 100: Is Aging a Disease

Walter M. Bortz II, M.D. | Posted 09.18.2016 | Healthy Living
Walter M. Bortz II, M.D.

My mind is consumed by the effort to provide a workable, terse definition of aging. Is it a disease? Is it a thing or a process? A noun or a verb? Doe...

5 Simple Ways to Get 100 Million Twitter Followers

Josh A. Stern | Posted 08.17.2016 | Comedy
Josh A. Stern

Having stumbled upon the supernatural secrets during a bender in the Carpathian mountains, I am happy to now share these highly unorthodox and somewhat unethical methods with the adventurous and the tweetaholic.

Why a Presidential Candidate Is Driving a Giant Coffin Called the Immortality Bus Across America

Zoltan Istvan | Posted 08.04.2016 | Media
Zoltan Istvan

On my tour called the "Immortality Bus," I'm hoping to share with others that we should support a society and culture that is strongly pro-science and pro-longevity. My team and I plan to have embedded journalists aboard the bus, documenting our trip and enlivening the conversation.

How Technology Is Making Immortality A Reality

Amanda Bradley | Posted 07.16.2016 | Fifty
Amanda Bradley

Am I the only one who thinks that once we're in our grave, even the most controlling of control freaks should learn to let go? That writing your own obituary misses the point? If you can't trust someone else to write your obituary, perhaps you didn't live your life the way you thought you did.

A Missed Call From the Past

David Sable | Posted 05.04.2016 | Impact
David Sable

We need to confront hate before it loses its human connection, because when it does, all of our moral hand-wringing and good and decent intentions collapse in a pool of irrelevancy. There is a straight line from Auschwitz to Rwanda and Cambodia and Darfur and, sadly, more. What more can we do?

What Are You Worth Naked?

Ryan Greenhalgh | Posted 06.28.2015 | Healthy Living
Ryan Greenhalgh

So there we were: jogging up the bluffs with mud covered shoes and bodies covered in, well... nothing. It was one of those nights to do something out...

The Misguided Quest for Physical Immortality

Stafford Betty | Posted 06.06.2015 | Weird News
Stafford Betty

Brilliant scientists, including Sergey Brin, co-founder of Google, thought it possible to someday "cure death." Dmitry Itskov, the "godfather" of Russia's Internet, predicted that the technology that would allow him to live for 10,000 years would be in place by 2045.

Running From Your Past: Read This Magical Novel

Meira Bienstock | Posted 05.16.2015 | Home
Meira Bienstock

Some of us may be attempting to outrun our past, sprinting away from it, cowering away each time it knocks into our lives, unwanted, repeatedly, almost as though our lives are a perpetual series of cycles.

5 Simple Laws to Help You Realize Your Highest Spiritual Possibilities

Guy Finley | Posted 05.09.2015 | Healthy Living
Guy Finley

We are all familiar with the general laws that govern our physical well-being: eat healthy foods, exercise both mind and body, and avoid toxic people ...

What Can Supporters Do for Transhumanism?

Zoltan Istvan | Posted 03.30.2015 | Technology
Zoltan Istvan

The most wonderful thing about transhumanism is that whenever someone supports the movement and does something directly for it, they are also supporting their own health and longevity, and the health and longevity of their loved ones.