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A World Future Society Conference Speech: Everyone Faces a Transhumanist Wager

Zoltan Istvan | Posted 07.15.2014 | Technology
Zoltan Istvan

Ladies and gentlemen, we have a problem. Each one of us has a problem. In fact, no matter where you go on the planet, no matter who you find, every single person on Earth has this same dire problem.

Watch Out Cupid! Transhumanism is Going to Change Love

Zoltan Istvan | Posted 07.02.2014 | Technology
Zoltan Istvan

The next time you're in a coffee shop, don't overlook that 70-year-old sitting in the corner reading Dickens, Hemmingway, or maybe even a copy of The Transhumanist Wager. That senior citizen with their years of wisdom and experience might soon be fair game for a love interest.

Should Cryonics, Cryothanasia, and Transhumanism Be Part of the Euthanasia Debate?

Zoltan Istvan | Posted 06.23.2014 | Technology
Zoltan Istvan

The medical field of preserving the dead for possible future life is quickly improving every year.

Transhumanists and Libertarians Have Much in Common

Zoltan Istvan | Posted 07.05.2014 | Technology
Zoltan Istvan

Libertarianism and transhumanism have too many deep philosophical principles in common to not grow and evolve together. The all-important role of personal freedom makes the two ideologies a natural fit for one another.

Science May Make Eternal Life Sentences a Reality (VIDEO)

Gabriel Mizrahi | Posted 06.11.2014 | Crime
Gabriel Mizrahi

While some researchers are looking for the fountain of youth, others are thinking that life extension will change the way we punish criminals. Philosophers and engineers are now exploring the possibility of making a life sentence in prison last hundreds -- and theoretically thousands -- of years.

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 Sergey Brin And Mark Zuckerberg God-Builders?

John N. Gray | Posted 04.12.2014 | World
John N. Gray

2014-02-10-Lenincorpse008.jpg Focusing on the exponential increase in knowledge, techno-immortalists tend to forget the fragility of social order. It is as if they imagine that the institutions that prevail today are themselves immortal. A smattering of history soon dispels that delusion.

Has Anti-Aging Finally Come of Age With Google's Calico?

Paul Knoepfler | Posted 01.25.2014 | Healthy Living
Paul Knoepfler

I hope that Calico changes our whole concept of aging and extends healthy life years for us all, but I have to admit I'm skeptical. The fountain of youth has proven elusive and most gains in human life expectancy have been indirect consequences of better nutrition and anti-infectious disease efforts.

Can We Live Forever? (VIDEO)

Cadell Last | Posted 01.23.2014 | Science
Cadell Last

Research related to stem cell replacement organs and brain-interface technology is already moving forward at quite a rapid pace. This trend should continue as more people and companies with deep pockets invest in genetics, nanotechnology, and robotics.

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...

The Long Now: How the Far Future Affects Our Present Time

Russell C. Smith | Posted 07.30.2012 | Technology
Russell C. Smith

While being able to create a black hole, or recreate the Big Bang with the Hadron Collider sounds like super fun experiments, what if we're really able to create a black hole in an underground laboratory in Switzerland?

Seven Mindful Steps That Will
Double Your Life Expectancy

Maria Rodale | Posted 01.31.2012 | Home
Maria Rodale

by guest blogger Danny Penman, PhD, award-winning writer Earlier this summer, I attended a conference on "life extension" at Cambridge University in ...

Aging is Old Hat

Gerit Quealy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Gerit Quealy

Summer movies usually mean blockbusters. But the new film To Age or Not to Age belongs more in the realm of myth busters.

Objects May Be Larger or Smaller Than They Appear

Ann Reynolds | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Ann Reynolds

Since the turn of the century we've come mind-blowingly close to solving some of our toughest challenges for quality of life and the nature of our universe.