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Jun 6, 2017

Living forever would be boring

Posted by in category: life extension

A brief article I wrote to rebut the misconception that longer—perhaps indefinite—lifespans would cause eternal boredom.

Alright. So, some people object you don’t want a very long lifespan because it would end up being boring. Even if a currently normal lifespan wasn’t enough, they argue, something like two hundred years would be more than enough to do anything worth doing. I wouldn’t bet my last cent on it.

Meet John and Jack, both born in the year 1400. John says he regrets he will not live past 1500 1490 1470 (that’s more like it). There are so many things he’ll miss out on centuries from now, he says.

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Jun 6, 2017

Gene identified that may explain why some people live beyond 100

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, life extension

Japanese researchers have identified specific features of a gene that could hold the key to living beyond 100 and lead to the development of medicine for extra longevity.

Scientists at the Tokyo Metropolitan Institute of Gerontology, Keio University and other institutes said that centenarians and those close to that age share specific features of a gene that helps stem the spread of cancer and form bones.

“The gene we identified recently is not the sole actor determining longevity,” said Masashi Tanaka, chief of the Department of Clinical Laboratory at the institute. “But we believe that it plays a role in anti-aging in one way or another.”

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Jun 5, 2017

India Launches Its Biggest Rocket Ever

Posted by in categories: innovation, space

Watch the moment India’s space program made a massive breakthrough.

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Jun 5, 2017

Space station welcomes 1st returning vehicle since shuttle

Posted by in categories: robotics/AI, space travel, sustainability

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — The International Space Station welcomed its first returning vehicle in years Monday — a SpaceX Dragon capsule making its second delivery.

Space shuttle Atlantis was the last repeat visitor six years ago. It’s now a museum relic at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center.

NASA astronaut Jack Fischer noted “the special significance” of SpaceX’s recycling effort as soon as he caught the Dragon supply ship with the station’s big robot arm.

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Jun 5, 2017

US company to start trials ‘reawakening the dead’ in Latin America

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, neuroscience

The first attempts to bring people back from the dead are slated to start this year.

Bioquark, a Philadelphia-based company, announced in late 2016 that they believe brain death is not ‘irreversible’.

And now, CEO Ira Pastor has revealed they will soon be testing an unprecedented stem cell method on patients in an unidentified country in Latin America, confirming the details in the next few months.

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Jun 5, 2017

Scientists discover hottest giant exoplanet ever observed

Posted by in category: space

Researchers have discovered an exoplanet that burns at a temperature of several thousand degrees.

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Jun 5, 2017

Toyota flying car? Automaker pursues ‘aerial solutions,’ backs start-up

Posted by in category: transportation

Project leader Tsubasa Nakamura said in a blog post that Cartivator would reveal a redesigned prototype in November.

“I really appreciate Toyota group companies, and other companies or individuals supporting us so far,” he said. “We are able to accelerate our development because of this support.”

Cartivator’s formation places the company in direct competition with many other high-profile flying-car ventures, including efforts by Google co-founder Larry Page and ride-hailing app Uber.

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Jun 5, 2017

Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex Is Debuting Their Fierce New Mars Rover Concept Vehicle

Posted by in categories: space, transportation

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Jun 5, 2017

Panel Discussion “How to Promote Longevity?”

Posted by in category: life extension

Only one more day to go before the live longevity panel with Dr. Aubrey de Grey, Dr. Alexandra Stolzing and Dr. Oliver Medvedik plus guests!

June 6th at 13:00 EST/18:00 UK we are teaming up with LEAF/ for a special Longevity Panel featuring Dr. Alexandra Stolzing, Dr. Aubrey de Grey, Dr. Oliver Medvedik and guests.

We will be streaming the panel live to this page and we invite you to join us. It will also be made available later to view on Youtube.

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Jun 5, 2017

FM-2030: Are You Transhuman?

Posted by in categories: philosophy, science, singularity, transhumanism

This film was compiled from audio of a discussion futurist FM-2030 held at the University of California on February 6th, 1994. In this discussion 2030 laid out an overview of his ‘transhuman’ philosophy and held a back and forth with other people present in the discussion. Discussion and debate included items such as the value of researching ‘indefinite lifespan’ technologies directly as opposed to (or in addition to) more traditional approaches, such as researching cures for specific diseases.
The excerpts in this archive file present a sort of thesis of FM 2030’s transhuman ideas.

About FM 2030: FM 2030 was at various points in his life, an Iranian Olympic basketball player, a diplomat, a university teacher, and a corporate consultant. He developed his views on transhumanism in the 1960s and evolved them over the next thirty-something years. He was placed in cryonic suspension July 8th, 2000. For more information about FM 2030, view the GPA Archive File: ‘Introduction to FM 2030′ or visit some of the following links:

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