Essays on Infinite Lifespans
This book is divided into two sections: science, (includ-
ing biology, biomedicine, nanotechnology, digitalization and
cryonics) and perspectives (including literature, history, phi-
losophy, sociology and ethics). This is not a strict division, as
scientific possibilities are the starting point for all philosophy,
and, in turn, the scientists in this book are not blind to the
philosophical implications of their work.
All essays are followed by their relevant citations. All web
hyperlinks are valid as of April 2004. Please do not hesitate
to call the Institute if a link is out of date, as we might be
able to help chase it down. Please also note that the Institute
provides additional graphics, charts, and other relevant mate-
rial online and free of charge to all purchasers of this book at
This book concludes with remarks, an extensive bibliog-
raphy for further reading, information on the contributing
authors, and a few words of thanks.
But as we shall soon learn there is no time to waste:
Follow us into an exploration of the scientific conquest of
The road to immortality is just the turn of a page away.