13 Mar '17, 7am
Death is Evolving Toward Immortality
Death is an ever-evolving concept that’s viewed differently by various cultures and religions. For example: Some people in modern society want to eliminate death all together. Immortality Recently, The Atlantic published a story and video report on Zoltan Istvan, the death-optional activist and former presidential candidate. And yes, you read that right—Istvan thinks death should–and could–be optional. Istvan is deeply entrenched in life -extension research; research he hopes will one day allow humans to beat aging because he thinks aging is a disease. Istvan calls his anti-aging platform transhumanism—“the idea that technology will allow humans to break free of their physical and mental limitations,” The Atlantic reports. Futurists Istvan isn’t the only person who is interested in living a never-ending life. Istvan’s transhumanist platform has caught the eye of Silicon Va...