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Bryan White 2017-04-21
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Sometimes they look for the dead to speak back, as centuries of séance and Spiritualism will attest.

Startup Eternime, founded by MIT fellow Marius Ursache, seeks to offer similar comfort.

He draws inspiration from science fiction, not spirit guides.

It will see the photo of the muffin you posted to Facebook and the article on retirement finances you shared on LinkedIn.

"'Brain downloading', 'robot clones', 'connecting with the dead' have long been an oddly interesting idea," Urasche told me in an email.

"It's one of humanity's biggest dreams (and nightmares as well) -- the ability to transfer someone's mind in a computer."

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Scott Siebenaler 2017-05-08

p What will humans be like in 1,000 years?

They will likely be taller, bionic and maybe even immortal.

TechInsider looked at the possible future of the human race after another 10 centuries of evolution and found people and machines could literally join together ― assuming we don’t wipe ourselves out first.

Check it out in the video above.

Neither flash nor html5 is supported!

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0
James Mckinnis 2019-07-15
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The World War II mathematician beat 989 scientists to earn legal tender immortality.

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Barry Polanco 2016-05-23
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To celebrate the millennium he was originally promised at least 100,000, a pair for every day of the 300 years he hoped to reign.

But when the huge chests were delivered to his palace, he found only 20,000, and even those were padded out with huge bales of junk material.

When the ambitious project to read 'The Book of Life' was launched way back in 1987 politicians and research administrators were indeed persuaded that we would identify hundreds of new therapeutic targets.

And it is certainly true that sequencing the genomes of many species has greatly illuminated our understanding of evolutionary biology.

The output of the pharmaceutical industry has declined to become pitifully small while the investment has ballooned enormously.

Most are complex interactions involving many components in networks that extend in the body well beyond the genome.

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0
Egypt Tales 2021-10-04
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The ancient Egyptians' attitude towards death was influenced by their belief in immortality.

They regarded death as a temporary interruption, rather than the cessation of life.

To ensure the continuity of life after death, people paid homage to the gods, both during and after their life on earth.

When they died, they were mummified so the soul would return to the body, giving it breath and life.

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0
Walter Winkel 2016-08-09
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Techies want to solve that granddaddy of problems: Death.

Peter Thiel, the billionaire investor behind Facebook and co-founder of PayPal, recently made headlines for his reported personal and professional interest in whether blood transfusions from younger people can improve and even extend life for older people.Ewww.

In the eyes of many technologists, the human body is just another machine that can be tinkered with and tweaked.

It's a combination of scientism and extraordinary wealth," said Adam Gollner, author of "The Book of Immortality."

"Are Silicon Valley CEOs investing millions into physical immortality any different from the fantastically rich and all-powerful emperors in the T'ang Dynasty of China who died taking mercury-based elixirs of never-ending life?

"Biology has become an engineering project, and a lot of tech people are engineers," said Sonia Arrison, author of "100 Plus:," a book on longevity research and the implications of people living longer.

collect
0
Steven Restivo 2017-07-05
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We were discussing Silicon Valley billionaires and their investments in new bio-technologies that they hope will enable them to do what no human has ever done: cheat death.

Peter Thiel, the PayPal founder who is a friend of Trump, is one of the Immortalists.

Lucky that he will never run out of money, especially since the Senate’s version of Repeal and Replace Obamacare is such a generous giveaway to the billionaire class.

The only reason it’s getting any Republican votes is that, as The New York Times reported a few days ago, “The bill’s largest benefits go to the wealthiest Americans, who have the most comfortable health care arrangements, and its biggest losses fall to poorer Americans who rely on government support.”

It should be called The John Galt Bill after the hero of Ayn Rand’s Atlas Shrugged, the doorstopper of a novel that is akin to the Bible for certain conservative politicians, including House Speaker Paul Ryan, who hands out copies of the book to newly elected Members (The House version of the health care bill is even more Galtian than the Senate’s).

Keep in mind that at her funeral in New York in 1982, “Ayn Rand’s body lay next to the symbol she had adopted as her own - a six-foot dollar sign,” according to Susan Chira who covered the service for the Times.

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Edward Hickey 2017-12-10
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The new trailer for Netflix’s latest science fiction series, Altered Carbon, finally gives viewers a window into the plot for its first season.

Like the Richard K. Morgan cyberpunk novel on which it’s based, the first run of shows will focus on solving a murder most foul.

In a world where the rich and elite can have their consciousness transferred to other bodies, essentially granting immortality, a billionaire has been murdered.

Seeking justice from beyond the grave, the victim turns to a soldier and ex-con to find his killer.

The show looks great and the “rich-get-immortality-through-body-snatching” premise is a trope that always plays well (even if it does strike a little too close to home these days).

Look for the show to be all over your Netflix homepage in February, 2018.

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Ronnie Allen 2016-06-29
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In Comfort, Texas, a disaster-proof complex will house 50,000 frozen people with plans to bring them back from the dead – and will help others to stay alive

Murray Ballard, from the book The Prospect of Immortality

Life at the edge of death

WE RE taking people to the future!

says architect Stephen Valentine, as we drive through two gigantic gates into a massive plot of land in the middle of the sleepy, unassuming town that is Comfort, Texas.

The scene from here is surreal.

collect
0
Milagros Lester 2017-08-20
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It's an obsession that stretches back so far that it feels like it's somehow hard-coded into our DNA.

The Epic of Gilgamesh, carved onto stone tablets in 2100 BC, depicts its titular king hunting for the secret of eternal life, which he finds in a plant that lives at at the bottom of the sea.

By slowing that damage - first by making tools, then controlling fire, inventing writing, trade, agriculture, logic, the scientific method, the industrial revolution, democracy and so on, we've managed to massively increase human life expectancy.

We just need to increase the rate at which our lifespans are lengthening.

To understand what we need to do to hit longevity escape velocity, it's worth looking at how life expectancy has increased in recent history.

Take a couple of minutes to watch this video and you'll be convinced:

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0
Thomas Brazier 2017-10-10
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The impermanence of death in games—this virtual save-and-reload immortality—doesn’t capture the terror of uncertainty and discontinuity that death provides us all at least once in our lives.

ECHO, from developer Ultra Ultra, doesn’t try to make death itself scarier than your standard survival horror title.

A good 20 minutes of conflict-free dialogue and world-building set the stage, as the game’s two main characters—professional gambler En and a sentient, bounty-hunting spaceship called London—go on and on about genetically engineered “Resourcefuls,” the regal "Palace" where the game takes place, and a couple of other proper nouns I’m probably forgetting.

Stellar voice acting helps keep these heady concepts from sounding too silly, but what really grounds ECHO is its focus on tangible characters and objects.

London continues to work with En because of a common cigarette lighter passed on to En from her departed partner, a sign the ship takes as an ultimate evidence of trust.

To my knowledge, nobody in my family has any particular fondness for St. Paddy’s Day; certainly not grandma.

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Carlos Marier 2016-06-17
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So, Ballard expanded his project to include more eccentric, or at least less pragmatic, preservation pursuits: attempts to retain the vitality of living things.

He took portraits of taxidermists and their work, and considered looking into mummies as subjects.

But when he stumbled upon an article in The Guardian about a cryonics experiment ending whimperingly in freezer failure, Ballard knew he wanted to learn more about the people who devoted time and resources to a shot at eternal life.

These images are juxtaposed by details of more quaint efforts — jars labeled with handwritten names, a messy scrawl that reads, DNA ARCHIVE CLONE AFTER DEATH.

Murray Ballard

Murray Ballard

Murray Ballard

Murray Ballard

Murray Ballard

Margaret Kiseleva, holding a photograph of her mother, Ludmila, KrioRus facility, Alabushevo, Moscow.

September 2010.

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Jose Wenger 2018-11-24
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Fallout 76 players may think that becoming immortal in the open-world game would be awesome, but a player who stumbled into god mode has an opposite view.

A Fallout 76 player who goes by the name Brogadyn on Reddit posted on the online forum that their character has permanent god mode activated.

However, instead of abusing the glitch, Brogadyn is frustrated and wants developer Bethesda to deactivate the character’s immortality.

In the Reddit post, Brogadyn said that the character is “really unkillable,” and even uploaded screenshots to prove it.

The images show Brogadyn’s Fallout 76 character in the middle of a nuke blast, a fissure kill hole, and a mob of enemies, but nothing is capable of ending its misery.

Brogadyn said that Fallout 76 immortality was activated through a bug, and sent a support ticket to Bethesda to help deal with the glitch.

collect
0
tinmy lit 2021-07-30

With Giannis just winning a championship, getting a good-performing, more budget-friendly shoe from him is simply a win for both his fans and hoopers all over.TractionThe traction pattern is herringbone everywhere.

After the first half hour of playing, though, I was surprised that I was getting some compression and comfort.

The inevitable happened and it just got softer and softer and softer with every wear.

The back section is a micro-molded mesh which feels like neoprene.

You get what you pay for.FitI’d say true to size, but narrow-footers could probably go down half a size.

As always, try them on in store if you can.SupportSupport is a bit tricky here.

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0
Eric Whitefield 2018-01-10
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The Manufacturing Immortality Project is a three-year project, funded by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC), that will investigate the development of new materials made up of biological and non-biological parts which are capable of self-healing.

Initially the project will focus on creating materials for use in inaccessible places such as deep-sea cables or radioactive sites, but in the future the research could lead to consumer goods such as mobile phones with self-healing screens.

The EPSRC-funded consortium is made up of experts from the University of Bristol, Sheffield Hallam University, University of Manchester, Cranfield University, University of Aberdeen, Lancaster University and Northumbria University.

Dr Paul Race, Principal Investigator and a Biochemist at the University of Bristol said:

"This is a hugely exciting project that leverages the combined expertise of researchers across seven universities and 13 companies to deliver truly transformative self-healing technologies for use across a range of application areas.

"The aim of the Manufacturing Immortality consortium is to create new materials which have the ability to regenerate - or are very difficult to break - by combining bio and non-biological composites, such as bacteria with ceramics, glass and electronics.

collect
0
Ashapurna 2021-05-26

Sankat Mochan Hanuman Ashtak: Today is Hanuman ji's day.

According to the Ramayana, he is extremely dear to Janaki.

It is believed that one of the 7 mystics on earth who have received the boon of immortality is Bajrangbali.

He was incarnated to help Purushottam Rama.

There are countless stories of his might.

His body is like a thunderbolt.

collect
0
Bryan White 2017-04-21
img

Sometimes they look for the dead to speak back, as centuries of séance and Spiritualism will attest.

Startup Eternime, founded by MIT fellow Marius Ursache, seeks to offer similar comfort.

He draws inspiration from science fiction, not spirit guides.

It will see the photo of the muffin you posted to Facebook and the article on retirement finances you shared on LinkedIn.

"'Brain downloading', 'robot clones', 'connecting with the dead' have long been an oddly interesting idea," Urasche told me in an email.

"It's one of humanity's biggest dreams (and nightmares as well) -- the ability to transfer someone's mind in a computer."

James Mckinnis 2019-07-15
img

The World War II mathematician beat 989 scientists to earn legal tender immortality.

Egypt Tales 2021-10-04
img

The ancient Egyptians' attitude towards death was influenced by their belief in immortality.

They regarded death as a temporary interruption, rather than the cessation of life.

To ensure the continuity of life after death, people paid homage to the gods, both during and after their life on earth.

When they died, they were mummified so the soul would return to the body, giving it breath and life.

Steven Restivo 2017-07-05
img

We were discussing Silicon Valley billionaires and their investments in new bio-technologies that they hope will enable them to do what no human has ever done: cheat death.

Peter Thiel, the PayPal founder who is a friend of Trump, is one of the Immortalists.

Lucky that he will never run out of money, especially since the Senate’s version of Repeal and Replace Obamacare is such a generous giveaway to the billionaire class.

The only reason it’s getting any Republican votes is that, as The New York Times reported a few days ago, “The bill’s largest benefits go to the wealthiest Americans, who have the most comfortable health care arrangements, and its biggest losses fall to poorer Americans who rely on government support.”

It should be called The John Galt Bill after the hero of Ayn Rand’s Atlas Shrugged, the doorstopper of a novel that is akin to the Bible for certain conservative politicians, including House Speaker Paul Ryan, who hands out copies of the book to newly elected Members (The House version of the health care bill is even more Galtian than the Senate’s).

Keep in mind that at her funeral in New York in 1982, “Ayn Rand’s body lay next to the symbol she had adopted as her own - a six-foot dollar sign,” according to Susan Chira who covered the service for the Times.

Ronnie Allen 2016-06-29
img

In Comfort, Texas, a disaster-proof complex will house 50,000 frozen people with plans to bring them back from the dead – and will help others to stay alive

Murray Ballard, from the book The Prospect of Immortality

Life at the edge of death

WE RE taking people to the future!

says architect Stephen Valentine, as we drive through two gigantic gates into a massive plot of land in the middle of the sleepy, unassuming town that is Comfort, Texas.

The scene from here is surreal.

Thomas Brazier 2017-10-10
img

The impermanence of death in games—this virtual save-and-reload immortality—doesn’t capture the terror of uncertainty and discontinuity that death provides us all at least once in our lives.

ECHO, from developer Ultra Ultra, doesn’t try to make death itself scarier than your standard survival horror title.

A good 20 minutes of conflict-free dialogue and world-building set the stage, as the game’s two main characters—professional gambler En and a sentient, bounty-hunting spaceship called London—go on and on about genetically engineered “Resourcefuls,” the regal "Palace" where the game takes place, and a couple of other proper nouns I’m probably forgetting.

Stellar voice acting helps keep these heady concepts from sounding too silly, but what really grounds ECHO is its focus on tangible characters and objects.

London continues to work with En because of a common cigarette lighter passed on to En from her departed partner, a sign the ship takes as an ultimate evidence of trust.

To my knowledge, nobody in my family has any particular fondness for St. Paddy’s Day; certainly not grandma.

Jose Wenger 2018-11-24
img

Fallout 76 players may think that becoming immortal in the open-world game would be awesome, but a player who stumbled into god mode has an opposite view.

A Fallout 76 player who goes by the name Brogadyn on Reddit posted on the online forum that their character has permanent god mode activated.

However, instead of abusing the glitch, Brogadyn is frustrated and wants developer Bethesda to deactivate the character’s immortality.

In the Reddit post, Brogadyn said that the character is “really unkillable,” and even uploaded screenshots to prove it.

The images show Brogadyn’s Fallout 76 character in the middle of a nuke blast, a fissure kill hole, and a mob of enemies, but nothing is capable of ending its misery.

Brogadyn said that Fallout 76 immortality was activated through a bug, and sent a support ticket to Bethesda to help deal with the glitch.

Eric Whitefield 2018-01-10
img

The Manufacturing Immortality Project is a three-year project, funded by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC), that will investigate the development of new materials made up of biological and non-biological parts which are capable of self-healing.

Initially the project will focus on creating materials for use in inaccessible places such as deep-sea cables or radioactive sites, but in the future the research could lead to consumer goods such as mobile phones with self-healing screens.

The EPSRC-funded consortium is made up of experts from the University of Bristol, Sheffield Hallam University, University of Manchester, Cranfield University, University of Aberdeen, Lancaster University and Northumbria University.

Dr Paul Race, Principal Investigator and a Biochemist at the University of Bristol said:

"This is a hugely exciting project that leverages the combined expertise of researchers across seven universities and 13 companies to deliver truly transformative self-healing technologies for use across a range of application areas.

"The aim of the Manufacturing Immortality consortium is to create new materials which have the ability to regenerate - or are very difficult to break - by combining bio and non-biological composites, such as bacteria with ceramics, glass and electronics.

Scott Siebenaler 2017-05-08

p What will humans be like in 1,000 years?

They will likely be taller, bionic and maybe even immortal.

TechInsider looked at the possible future of the human race after another 10 centuries of evolution and found people and machines could literally join together ― assuming we don’t wipe ourselves out first.

Check it out in the video above.

Neither flash nor html5 is supported!

Barry Polanco 2016-05-23
img

To celebrate the millennium he was originally promised at least 100,000, a pair for every day of the 300 years he hoped to reign.

But when the huge chests were delivered to his palace, he found only 20,000, and even those were padded out with huge bales of junk material.

When the ambitious project to read 'The Book of Life' was launched way back in 1987 politicians and research administrators were indeed persuaded that we would identify hundreds of new therapeutic targets.

And it is certainly true that sequencing the genomes of many species has greatly illuminated our understanding of evolutionary biology.

The output of the pharmaceutical industry has declined to become pitifully small while the investment has ballooned enormously.

Most are complex interactions involving many components in networks that extend in the body well beyond the genome.

Walter Winkel 2016-08-09
img

Techies want to solve that granddaddy of problems: Death.

Peter Thiel, the billionaire investor behind Facebook and co-founder of PayPal, recently made headlines for his reported personal and professional interest in whether blood transfusions from younger people can improve and even extend life for older people.Ewww.

In the eyes of many technologists, the human body is just another machine that can be tinkered with and tweaked.

It's a combination of scientism and extraordinary wealth," said Adam Gollner, author of "The Book of Immortality."

"Are Silicon Valley CEOs investing millions into physical immortality any different from the fantastically rich and all-powerful emperors in the T'ang Dynasty of China who died taking mercury-based elixirs of never-ending life?

"Biology has become an engineering project, and a lot of tech people are engineers," said Sonia Arrison, author of "100 Plus:," a book on longevity research and the implications of people living longer.

Edward Hickey 2017-12-10
img

The new trailer for Netflix’s latest science fiction series, Altered Carbon, finally gives viewers a window into the plot for its first season.

Like the Richard K. Morgan cyberpunk novel on which it’s based, the first run of shows will focus on solving a murder most foul.

In a world where the rich and elite can have their consciousness transferred to other bodies, essentially granting immortality, a billionaire has been murdered.

Seeking justice from beyond the grave, the victim turns to a soldier and ex-con to find his killer.

The show looks great and the “rich-get-immortality-through-body-snatching” premise is a trope that always plays well (even if it does strike a little too close to home these days).

Look for the show to be all over your Netflix homepage in February, 2018.

Milagros Lester 2017-08-20
img

It's an obsession that stretches back so far that it feels like it's somehow hard-coded into our DNA.

The Epic of Gilgamesh, carved onto stone tablets in 2100 BC, depicts its titular king hunting for the secret of eternal life, which he finds in a plant that lives at at the bottom of the sea.

By slowing that damage - first by making tools, then controlling fire, inventing writing, trade, agriculture, logic, the scientific method, the industrial revolution, democracy and so on, we've managed to massively increase human life expectancy.

We just need to increase the rate at which our lifespans are lengthening.

To understand what we need to do to hit longevity escape velocity, it's worth looking at how life expectancy has increased in recent history.

Take a couple of minutes to watch this video and you'll be convinced:

Carlos Marier 2016-06-17
img

So, Ballard expanded his project to include more eccentric, or at least less pragmatic, preservation pursuits: attempts to retain the vitality of living things.

He took portraits of taxidermists and their work, and considered looking into mummies as subjects.

But when he stumbled upon an article in The Guardian about a cryonics experiment ending whimperingly in freezer failure, Ballard knew he wanted to learn more about the people who devoted time and resources to a shot at eternal life.

These images are juxtaposed by details of more quaint efforts — jars labeled with handwritten names, a messy scrawl that reads, DNA ARCHIVE CLONE AFTER DEATH.

Murray Ballard

Murray Ballard

Murray Ballard

Murray Ballard

Murray Ballard

Margaret Kiseleva, holding a photograph of her mother, Ludmila, KrioRus facility, Alabushevo, Moscow.

September 2010.

tinmy lit 2021-07-30

With Giannis just winning a championship, getting a good-performing, more budget-friendly shoe from him is simply a win for both his fans and hoopers all over.TractionThe traction pattern is herringbone everywhere.

After the first half hour of playing, though, I was surprised that I was getting some compression and comfort.

The inevitable happened and it just got softer and softer and softer with every wear.

The back section is a micro-molded mesh which feels like neoprene.

You get what you pay for.FitI’d say true to size, but narrow-footers could probably go down half a size.

As always, try them on in store if you can.SupportSupport is a bit tricky here.

Ashapurna 2021-05-26

Sankat Mochan Hanuman Ashtak: Today is Hanuman ji's day.

According to the Ramayana, he is extremely dear to Janaki.

It is believed that one of the 7 mystics on earth who have received the boon of immortality is Bajrangbali.

He was incarnated to help Purushottam Rama.

There are countless stories of his might.

His body is like a thunderbolt.