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Immortality

Your Atomic Self: The Invisible Elements That Connect You to Everything Else in the Universe (EXCERPT)

Curt Stager | Posted 10.22.2014 | Science
Curt Stager

Like the sound of a sonata, like Mozart, Einstein, and Whitman, you too will be gone someday. But like the abstract structure of a musical composition, the space-time coordinates and emergent patterns of your life are immortal, and your atomic and subatomic components will continue to exist in many and varied forms for trillions of years.

Your Immortality

James A. Cusumano, Ph.D. | Posted 10.14.2014 | Healthy Living
James A. Cusumano, Ph.D.

You may not live forever, but you can live a longer, healthier and more fulfilled life, and at the same time make this world a little better place in which to live.

75 and Out?

Richard W. Kropf | Posted 10.06.2014 | Fifty
Richard W. Kropf

As he puts it: "...death is a loss... but...living too long is also a loss." It's a question of which we prefer, a shorter more vibrant life, or a longer one in which we eventually will have to cope with the challenge of a slow decline.

Building an Immortal Man

G. Doucette | Posted 09.26.2014 | Books
G. Doucette

I think the allure of the subject matter has a lot to do with curiosity about what we might be like -- as a species -- absent the inevitability of death. To that end, I wanted a character that was as relatable as possible.

Why We Might Not Actually Want To Live Forever

The Huffington Post | Meredith Melnick | Posted 08.12.2014 | Healthy Living

David Casarett, M.D. was first inspired to become a doctor after reading a newspaper article in 1986 about the strange case of a toddler named Michell...

Baggage Culture and Why Embracing Transhumanism Doesn't Come Easy

Zoltan Istvan | Posted 10.06.2014 | Technology
Zoltan Istvan

For many thousands of years now, the human race has been indoctrinated to submit to orthodoxy and to cower before authority, and to swallow endless nonsense from both.

Dare to be 100: Eos's Error

Walter M. Bortz II, M.D. | Posted 10.06.2014 | Healthy Living
Walter M. Bortz II, M.D.

Greek mythology identifies Eos as one of the fairest members of the ancient world. She was held to be the goddess of the dawn, and is memorialized in ...

Immortal Mice and Men

Akhila Satish | Posted 07.21.2014 | Science
Akhila Satish

How does the presence of young blood in an aged mouse change or alter the aging process? Is the key to elusive immortality actually within our own cells at the beginning of our lives? It is a thought-provoking question to ask.

Facing Our Mortality: The Stomach Flu of the Soul That Sets Us Free

Kari Henley | Posted 06.09.2014 | Healthy Living
Kari Henley

I have been thinking a lot about death lately. Not a fun topic, but one rich with interpretations, nuances, fears and murky voids. Our mortality is p...

Don't Want to Die? Support a 1 Percent Jethro Knights Life Extension Tax

Zoltan Istvan | Posted 06.08.2014 | Technology
Zoltan Istvan

Most people don't read scientific journals, but if they did they'd know the transhumanist field of life extension is repeatedly making major scientifi...

Are We Heading for a Jesus Singularity?

Zoltan Istvan | Posted 05.21.2014 | Technology
Zoltan Istvan

If AGI will be here in 20 years or so, and most of those people currently in charge of the U.S. government subscribe to Christianity and believe in Jesus, what are atheist transhumanists to do?

Daily Meditation: I Am Eternal

Posted 03.21.2014 | Religion

We all need help maintaining our personal spiritual practice. We hope that these daily meditations, prayers and mindful awareness exercises can be par...

Should Transhumanists Have Children?

Zoltan Istvan | Posted 04.30.2014 | Technology
Zoltan Istvan

While the international movement of transhumanism is rapidly growing and diversifying, its most important goal remains the same: overcoming human mortality.

5 Ways to Achieve Cheap Immortality Through Art

Simone Collins | Posted 04.26.2014 | Arts
Simone Collins

Forget developing relationships with those at the edge of anti-aging research. Perhaps you would do better by buddying up with an animator!

Dare to Be 100: Before I Die, Transplant Me

Walter M. Bortz II, M.D. | Posted 02.18.2014 | Healthy Living
Walter M. Bortz II, M.D.

A few weeks ago I got involved in the discussion about Time magazine's cover story "Can Google Solve Death?" The immortalists chimed in with the usual...

I'm an Atheist, Therefore I'm a Transhumanist

Zoltan Istvan | Posted 02.04.2014 | Books
Zoltan Istvan

Sometime in the next decade, the number of worldwide godless people -- atheists, agnostics, and those unaffiliated with religion -- is likely to break through the billion-person mark.

Google vs. Death? Really?

Pete Shanks | Posted 01.23.2014 | Technology
Pete Shanks

Sure, tech wizards think they can do anything, or that's how it often seems. But they are not alone in that delusion.

Dare to Be 100: Google's Hot New App Immortality

Walter M. Bortz II, M.D. | Posted 11.26.2013 | Healthy Living
Walter M. Bortz II, M.D.

Virtually no one dies of old age, per se, but they died unnecessarily of preventable illnesses.

Having 'The Talk': When Your Child Asks About Mortality

Kerry O'Shea Gorgone | Posted 11.10.2013 | Parents
Kerry O'Shea Gorgone

It's 8:45 at night. Past his bedtime, but summer's nearly gone, so I've let him stay up late to enjoy the last few lazy August mornings. We've read stories, sung songs, and are snuggling contentedly when my 7-year-old son drops a bombshell: "Mama, what's Heaven like?"

Dare to Be 100: Everything, Everything Wears Out

Walter M. Bortz II, M.D. | Posted 10.10.2013 | Fifty
Walter M. Bortz II, M.D.

The July 24, 2013 issue of Newsweek online featured a major story: "You can live forever. Is immortality plausible, or is it just quack science? Two experts face off."

Jaweed Kaleem

Would You Want To Live To Be 120?

HuffingtonPost.com | Jaweed Kaleem | Posted 08.06.2013 | Religion

On average, life expectancy in the United States is 78.7 years. Yet more than a third of Americans want to delay their inevitable deaths and live to b...

How and Why We Age: The Power of Telomeres and Telomerase

Dennis Kravetz | Posted 09.24.2013 | Healthy Living
Dennis Kravetz

Twenty years ago little was known about the aging process. Many ideas existed but nothing was certain. Today we know how and why we age. We cannot control it just yet, but even that may change in the near future.

Bianca Bosker

How This Man Is Preparing For Immortality

HuffingtonPost.com | Bianca Bosker | Posted 07.22.2013 | Technology

NEW YORK -- No sooner has Dmitry Itskov, a 32-year-old Russian multimillionaire, sat down at the table in his hotel room than he springs up again and ...

WATCH: Why Do We Get Older?

The Huffington Post | Posted 03.13.2013 | Science

Why do we get older? It might seem like a silly question, but scientists have asked it in hopes that they might one day counteract the process. "Th...

Ghoulish Study Seen As Good News For Fans Of Life Extension

Posted 02.26.2013 | Science

By: Tia Ghose, LiveScience Staff Writer Published: 02/25/2013 03:05 PM EST on LiveScience Brain cells can live at least twice as long as the organ...