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May 22, 2017

I don’t want to live forever

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, life extension

A very simple reason why whether or not people want to live ‘forever’ doesn’t matter in the discussion about rejuvenation biotechnologies, plus a couple of thought experiments to better understand the wish to ‘die at some point’ of some.


You don’t want to live forever? Then don’t.

I’m not kidding. It is as simple as that, and I’ll tell you more. If you—or even the entire world, for that matter—don’t want to live forever, it doesn’t mean we shouldn’t develop rejuvenation therapies.

Why? Because rejuvenation therapies do not make you immortal. Being forever young only means you don’t get age-related diseases and disabilities, not that you can’t be shot or run over by a truck, or that you can’t kill yourself. On top of that, you don’t have to undergo rejuvenation therapies if you don’t want to. However, while rejuvenation wouldn’t make you immortal, it would give you more control over you life. If you say you know for a fact you want to die at some point, I’m cool with that, but there is no guarantee ageing will kill you just at the right moment. Ageing could easily take you away when you still had tons of things you wanted to do. On the other hand, if you didn’t have to worry about the possibility of such an untimely death, you could very well decide for yourself when and how you want to go, and be relatively sure it’d happen that way.

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May 22, 2017

Moogfest Day Three Highlights: Robot Car, Immortality Bus & Particle Physics

Posted by in categories: life extension, particle physics, robotics/AI, transhumanism, transportation

Here’s a write-up of Moogfest that has a section dedicated to the Immortality Bus and transhumanism:


The ExitEvent team is all hands on deck for the next four days as we try to capture all the cool stuff going on in downtown Durham for Moogfest. We’ll post photos, videos, stories and soundbites as we get them. Feel free to submit your own captures as well!

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May 21, 2017

The Doomsday Vault Isn’t Flooded But We’re All Still Going to Die

Posted by in categories: existential risks, government, life extension, sustainability

Still, the seed vault is supposed to function without humans having to get involved with maintenance. The Norwegian government is studying the situation and plans to fix the leak.


It was a story that was too good to pass up. The Svalbard ‘doomsday’ seed vault had flooded because of global warming-induced high temperatures melting the surrounding permafrost. But according to one of the vault’s creators, the reports are pretty overblown and everything’s fine. Well, the vault’s fine. The apocalypse is still ticking along nicely.

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May 21, 2017

An image from my talk at Moogfest yesterday

Posted by in category: life extension

It went well! Vice and others were there to film it. To learn more about the Immortality Bus journey, go here: www.immortalitybus.com

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May 20, 2017

Join me today at Moogfest from 4:30PM to 6PM at Carolina Theatre, Cinema 1, 309 W Morgan St, Durham, NC 27701

Posted by in categories: life extension, transhumanism

I’m talking #transhumanism, liberty, the Immortality Bus, politics, and overcoming death w/ science. I’ll be making a tribute to my recently deceased father too. There will be a Q & A after. http://sched.co/AGbE & https://moogfest2017.sched.com/artist/info6094

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May 19, 2017

Tomorrow I give a 90-minute talk and Q&A at Moogfest on the cross-country 4-month Immortality Bus journey

Posted by in categories: geopolitics, life extension, transhumanism, transportation

My event starts at 4:30PM and is at: Carolina Theatre, Cinema 1 309 W Morgan St, Durham, NC 27701 The Immortality Bus, despite controversy and resistance from some transhumanists, defied many odds and has become one of the widely discussed pieces of art and events in the futurist world. Come watch never before seen slides on how the bus, science activism, and my presidential campaign made its way across America and delivered the Transhumanist Bill of Rights to the US Capitol. http://sched.co/AGbE & https://moogfest2017.sched.com/artist/info6094

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May 18, 2017

Journalist Jamie Bartlett’s new book “Radicals” is out today

Posted by in categories: geopolitics, life extension, transhumanism

My Immortality Bus trip and transhumanist presidential campaign is the subject of the first chapter (40 pages long). Grab a copy of this excellent book and read about radical personalities attempting to change the world: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Radicals-Jamie-Bartlett-ebook/dp/B0…sr=8-1

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May 17, 2017

CellAge Has Secured a Seed Fundraising Round

Posted by in categories: bioengineering, biological, life extension

CellAge, the synthetic biology company are going from strength to strength thanks to the support of the community last year during their fundraiser at Lifespan.io.


CellAge is featured in Startup Lithuania. As many of you will recall, CellAge hosted a successful project with us at Lifespan.io and they are busy developing a new aging biomarker for researchers thanks to the support of the community.

Now they are going from strength to strength having just secured a seed round backed by Michael Greve’s Kizoo Technology Capital and other investors.

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May 16, 2017

Radicals: Outsiders Changing the World

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, life extension, sex, transhumanism

I get beat up in The Guardian today a bit with a ham-fisted review. But make no mistake, the book Radicals by journalist and Immortality Bus rider Jamie Bartlett, which is coming out in a few days, is important and brilliant: https://www.theguardian.com/books/2017/may/16/radicals-outsi…ett-review #transhumanism


This thoughtful study of radical movements explores politics, sex and drugs.

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May 15, 2017

Scientists develop revolutionary eye drops to treat age-related blindness

Posted by in categories: futurism, life extension

The results of the collaborative research, published today in Investigative Opthamology and Visual Science, could spell the end of painful injections directly into the eye to treat the increasingly common eye disorder known as (AMD).

AMD affects more than 600,000 people in the UK and predictions suggest this figure could rise sharply in future because of an ageing population.

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