felt like the book that I was always meant to write," Benjamin says during a phone call from her home in Madison, Wisconsin.
Sergie Moscovici's theory of social representations provides a useful lens for examination of the understanding of life extension technology that has developed within the immortalist
, a genial documentary now making the film-festival rounds, reveals the scientific passions and private lives of two leading anti-aging researchers, Aubrey de Grey and Bill Andrews.
However, some immortalists
believe that, even if immortal souls do not exist, immortality may still be achieved through resurrection.
Transhumanists subdivide into categories whose distinctions are not clear to the nonenhanced eye: extropians (who believe self-directed people can reverse the tendency of systems toward disorder), abolitionists (who say human suffering can be radically reduced if not eliminated), cryonicists (who want to have their bodies frozen for future resurrection), immortalists
(self-explanatory), and many others.
practice caloric restriction, for example, which experiments have shown retards the aging process in every animal tested so far.