Tag Archives: life extension

Do You Want To Live Forever?

Do You Want To Live Forever? (Channel 4, 76m 36s)

A documentary following the revolutionary life-extension and immortality ideas of this somewhat eccentric scientist, Dr. Aubrey de Grey. This show is all about the radical ideas of a Cambridge biomedical gerontologist called Aubrey de Grey who believes that, within the next 20-30 years, we could extend life indefinitely by addressing seven major factors in the aging process. He describes his work as Strategies for Engineered Negligible Senescence (SENS).

Exploring Life Extension

Exploring Life Extension (105m 32s)

A film by the Immortality Institute that explores various aspects of extreme life extension including cryonics (cryogenics), caloric restriction, transhumanism, and other scientific pursuits of extreme life extension.

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Update 20110727: Robert Ettinger, founder of the cryonics movement, dies at 92 (The Washington Post)

What’s Wrong With Transhumanism?

Via Bloggingheads.tv (59m34s)

Mike Treder (Institute for Ethics and Emerging Technologies) vs. Massimo Pigliucci (City University of NY–Lehman College, Rationally Speaking)

Is transhumanism fatally optimistic? (06:10)
Massimo’s ethical qualms with life extension (12:21)
The dangers of rapid technological advance (03:21)
Massimo vs. Mike on whether it’s possible to upload your mind (10:44)
Is the Turing Test a behaviorist blunder? (15:44)
Pesky limitations imposed by human biology (07:15)