Tag Archives: transhumanism

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.

Related websites:
http://www.mprize.org
http://www.ImmInst.org
http://www.sens.org

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

Kevin Warwick – The Cyborg Experiments

Kevin Warwick is an internationally renowned Professor and researcher in the field of Cybernetics from the University of Reading, England. His work in the areas of Artificial Intelligence, human control functions, robotics and cybernetic organisms presented here shows how implant and electrode technology can be used to create biological brains for robots, to enable human enhancement and possible therapeutic effects for neurological illness.

In any case, the end goal is human enhancement, or “transhumanism”, which inevitably stirs up many social, ethical and philosophical questions. Original source: http://bit.ly/bD48Uv (1h 41m)

The University of Reading was in the news recently with the story of another researcher infecting his implant with a (computer) virus