Immortality

Death, Transcendence and Transhumanism

Death, Transcendence and Transhumanism

How does the futuristic drive to enhance humans beyond their most worrying biological limits using technological means relate to faith-based approaches to humanity’s worldly limits?

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Proposal: Dynamic Brain Switching As a Method to Maintain Consciousness During Mind Uploading

Proposal: Dynamic Brain Switching As a Method to Maintain Consciousness During Mind Uploading

Immortality has been a humanitarian dream since dawn of human history. Among all of the proposed methods for immortality, Biological Approaches to immortality (NBI) are argued to be more fruitful. However, mind uploading as the typical method for NBI has been challenged both from technical and philosophical aspects. This article is an attempt to address some of these challenges by emphasizing the...

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Mind uploading won’t lead to immortality

Mind uploading won’t lead to immortality

Uploading the content of one's mind, including one's personality, memories and emotions, into a computer may one day be possible, but it won't transfer our biological consciousness and won't make us immortal.

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What is the most promising medical technology on the horizon today?

What is the most promising medical technology on the horizon today?

Telomere biology has the potential to extend human life span, to dramatically lower rates of the great remaining killer diseases: heart disease, stroke, and Alzheimer’s. All three diseases increase exponentially with age, and their toll will be slashed as we we learn how to address the body’s aging clocks.

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The Forever and Ever-New Melodies of R. Michael Perry

The Forever and Ever-New Melodies of R. Michael Perry

R. Michael Perry is more than a PhD, the Care Services Manager at Alcor Life Extension Foundation, an author (Forever for All: Moral Philosophy, Cryonics and the Scientific Prospects for Immortality) and a universal thinker. He is a composer. He composed “Opus 1” in 2013. After purchasing his CD at a life- extension conference recently, I didn’t open it to play for a week or two. It merely sat on ...

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Anti-aging and Anti-anti-aging

Anti-aging and Anti-anti-aging

There is certainly discomfort with anti-aging medicine, but is there a legitimate case to be made from a public policy perspective? A recent NYTimes Op-Ed is not very convincing.

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