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From: "Reason" <>
Subject: the Scientific Conquest of Death on Amazon
Date: Sun, 31 Oct 2004 23:47:44 -0800


The first book produced by the Immortality Institute (
http://www.imminst.org ) is available at Amazon.com, at the link above. More
details can be found here: http://www.imminst.org/book1/

Chapter I: SCIENCE: Biomedicine, Nanotechnology and other strategies
    Biological Immortality - Michael Rose
    The War on Aging - Aubrey de Grey
    The Dream of Elixir Vitae - Joao de Magalh es
    Therapeutic Cloning - Michael West
    Nanomedicine - Robert Freitas
    Human Body Version 2.0 - Ray Kurzweil
    Progress Toward Cyberimmortality - William Bainbridge
    Will Robots Inherit the Earth? - Marvin Minsky
    Medical Time Travel: A Question of Science - Brian Wowk

Chapter II: PERSPECTIVES: Ethics, Sociology and Philosophy
    Some Ethical and Theological Considerations - Brad Mellon
    Superlongevity without Overpopulation - Max More
    Upsetting the Natural Order - Michael Treder
    The Self-Defeating Fantasy - Eric Rabkin
    Time Consciousness in Very Long Life - Manfred Clynes
    Confessions of a Proselytizing Immortalist - Shannon Vyff
    Some Problems with Immortalism - Ben Best
    An Introduction to Immortalist Morality - Marc Geddes
    Should We Fear Death? - Russell Blackford
    Who Wants To Live Forever? - Nick Bostrom

In addition, Imminst is currently filming a documentary about the healthy
life extension community. Details on that can be found here:

A second book is in the works, so anyone who feels up to submitting an
original essay for inclusion should have at it. Submission cut-off is
tentatively scheduled for February 2005: http://www.imminst.org/book

Founder, Longevity Meme

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