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May 26, 2017

Here’s a new text book out with life extension stuff and essays; I wrote the closing essay of the book

Posted by in categories: education, evolution, life extension

The book is titled “Finding the Fountain of Youth,” and my chapter is titled: “Religious Faith Supresses the Natural Evolution that Human Technology Promises.” It’s great to see this stuff being taught in schools, etc.…atfound-20

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May 26, 2017

Treating Diseases with a Protein Missile System

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, life extension

A novel way to target proteins in cells could lead to undruggable diseases being treatable.

Researchers at the university of Dundee have shown that it is possible to target and destroy specific proteins within cells using a new directed protein missile system. This is very interesting as it raises the possibility of targeting aberrant proteins present in diseases that currently have no drug that affects them.

This opens the door to treating a range of diseases as well as potentially being useful in directly targeting proteins involved in the aging process. Before we take a look at the research let’s recap on why proteins are important, what they do and how they relate to aging and diseases.

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May 26, 2017

Update bundle #4

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, genetics, life extension

News from the world of rejuvenation biotechs.

Gone are—for now—the golden days when I would publish a new post each week. So, for as long as my schedule is going to be this busy, I’ll have to be content with update bundles. I thought I’d let you know about a few news items and interesting things going on in anti-ageing community.

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May 25, 2017

I gave the Co-Closing Keynote speech at San Francisco’s The Battery the other day to ultra high net worth families and their finance managers

Posted by in categories: finance, life extension, transhumanism

My topic was #transhumanism and life extension. I’m hoping they might invest in these fields. Former Keynote speakers of this event include Newt Gingrich, Peter Thiel, Andre Agassi, etc. I’ll share a recording of it when I get one.

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May 25, 2017

Zoltan Istvan: How the Immortality Bus Changed Transhumanism Forever

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

In early 2015, when transhumanist US Presidential candidate Zoltan Istvan announced he would transform a 38-foot bus into a giant coffin and drive it across America to deliver a Transhumanist Bill of Rights to the US Capitol, many in the transhumanism community reacted with contempt and ridicule. Two years later, the Immortality Bus–created as a provocative symbol of resistance against death–has become one of the most recognized futurist projects in the world. The New York Times called the bus “the great brown sarcaphogus of the American highway…a metaphor of life itself.”

Today feature films, documentaries, and even a likely final home in a major museum are being worked on for the Immortality Bus. Hear Zoltan Istvan describe his captaining of the “coffin bus”, and learn what really happened during this historic journey.

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May 24, 2017

Body Part Regeneration Is in Our Future

Posted by in category: life extension

The acorn worm, an invertebrate, has an incredible ability to regenerate. By studying its abilities, humans could access our own latent regeneration.

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May 22, 2017

Technology for Immortality

Posted by in categories: life extension, robotics/AI

I wonder if this will allow the body’s current healing abilities to remain robust or will the body’s healing abilities fall off as it will not have to work as hard.

In the near future, tiny microscopic robots will fix our cells so that they never get old or fall apart.

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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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