Dr Calvin Mercer teaches Religious Studies at East Carolina University and talks with Jason Hartman about transhumanism science, and the future social and religious implications of it.
01:35 – Transhumanism is a scientific and cultural movement that is using various technologies and therapies to enhance qualities and traits that people consider desirable, and remove ones that aren't.
02:43 – There are many different camps within the transhumanism community, but the more radical ones believe that in the future people will be able to download their personality into a computer and live forever.
05:58 – The questions people need to think about, are the implications of fiscal and others matters that will happen in future society.
08:08 – Radical life extension thinks about what changes that indefinite life will have on economic, political, and social in society.
11:05 – Religions will respond in many different ways to transhumanism science, but it's important to have them in the discussion to have be remind on the quality of life and not just the quantity of life.
13:28 – Human enhances seems to draw the line on altering the gene pool in a way that impacts future generations.
16:21 – There should be a law in the future, that if people are going to participate in the life extension therapies to live indefinitely, then they can't have children. To help keep the population levels low. Many young people are interested and in the radical life extension community.
20:25 – Google Calvin Mercer for more info. One of Dr. Calvin project is with Palgrave Macmillan co-editing books in social sciences and religion.
Mentioned in this episode
East Carolina University
Creating Wealth Show
100 Plus: How the Coming Age of Longevity Will Change Everything, From Careers and Relationships to Family and Faith by Sonia Arrison
Palgrave Studies in the Future of Humanity and its Successors
David Kekich, president of the Maximum Life Foundation talks with Jason Hartman about his book Smart Strong and Sexy at 100? and each of the subjects involved.
03:47 – Eating less animal protein is very important, cause it increase aging and risk of dieing early.
07:20 – Best to exercise moderately.
08:02 – Artificial intelligence technology is being develop to help answer medical questions and find useful medical techniques. Getting blood check-ups for inflammation done every year.
11:09 – Drugs sometime are very good life savers, but accounting to the AMA a hundred and nine-thousand people die from proper dosage prescriptions drugs. Hopefully AI will help in drug discovery within a couple of a years.
13:26 – Developing the SENS strategy would help keep people alive and youthful for a long time.
15:46 – Be prepare for emergencies, the longer people live, more likely they will be effected by accidents in life.
18:22 – It's very important to put work into finding a good doctor. And having any attitude will affect your lifespan.
21:52 – Rejuvenation technology that will make younger stem cells, and maybe lengthen telomeres.
25:50 – Amazon for the book, and websites maxlife.org and maxlifesolution.com for more information.
Mentioned in this episode
Smart Strong and Sexy at 100? by David Kekich
The Law of Accelerating Returns by Ray Kurzwiel
SENS Research Foundation
Holistic Survival Show
Today's Longevity episode has Max More, president and CEO of Alcor Life Extension Foundation. Talking about cryogenics and the future of medical technology to bring back people from a cryonics state with Jason Hartman.
02:28 – It's not currently possible to bring people back from being cryopreserved yet, but what has been brought back and used are frozen eggs, sperm, embryos and types of tissue, and as showed with 21st Century Medicine who had successfully cryopreserved a kidney and re-implanted back into a rabbit, it's possible, just not there for people yet.
04:43 – One misconception people tend to have is, when a person is brought back from being cryopreserved is that they would still be the same age as when they were cryopreserved, but unless the aging process is reverse there won't be much point to bring a person back, and that will require major advances in regenerative medicine and maybe nanomedicine.
06:34 – To cryopreserve patients one has to wait for declaration of legal death, which is unfortunate for people who have brain diseases like Alzheimer, that are gradually destroying their brains and as it's against the law they can't ask for lethal injection in able to be cryopreserve. The meaning of clinical death has change many times and will counties to do so in the future.
10:25 – Judging by medical technologies, we might be waking up cryonics patients in a century.
11:56 – There appears to be re-interest in interstellar travel, organizations like NASA are starting to think about using cryonics for star traveling.
12:46 – Membership is lot less expensive than people think. Most of Alcor members pay their membership with life insurances.
14:32 – Alcor Life Extension Foundation has been for forty years and they are always thinking on how to stay for an even longer terms. People can always know more about the facility and the company and it's long history.
17:04 – Dewars are storage containers that store liquid nitrogen and patients. They do not run on electricity, no issues will arise if there is power outages.
19:15 – www.alcor.org/ for Alcor Foundation website and subscription to their monthly magazine. Looks like cryogenics is going more accepted in the near future.
Mentioned in this episode
Alcor Life Extension Foundation
21st Century Medicine