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  Immortality - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
This theory of quantum immortality, however, is not widely regarded by the scientific community as being a verifiable or even necessarily correct offshoot of the many worlds interpretation, which itself exists as one possible interpretation of quantum mechanics among many.
Beings born with immortality (such as deities, demigods and races with "limited immortality") are usually quite adjusted to their long lives, though some may feel sorrow at the passing of mortal friends, but they still continue on.
The Immortals of Highlander: The Series possess immortality granted by an unknown energy (called the Quickening), which is triggered by the trauma of a violent death.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Immortality   (7880 words)

 Immortality Institute - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Immortality Institute (sometimes abbreviated "ImmInst") is a nonprofit 501(3)(c) organization with the mission "to conquer the blight of involuntary death." The organization hosts an online forum, publishes books, creates films, and sponsors conferences in order to advance life extension research.
Based on materialistic philosophy; the prospect of conscious post-death survival of the spiritual sort is improbable and non-reliable.
Spiritual immortality, which in most cases presupposes such survival - holds on to the same unfounded nature.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Immortality_Institute   (440 words)

 Michael Anissimov - Objections to Immortality: Answering Leon Kass
The Foresight Institute, most notably the researcher Robert Freitas Jr., is widely known for studying the technical and political aspects of medical nanotechnology, among other types of nanotechnology.
Creating benevolently self-improving artificial intelligence is the pursuit of the Singularity Institute for Artificial Intelligence, a research project aiming to create genuine transhumanity by exploiting the unique cognitive advantages a general AI would have relative to humans.
Approaching an immortal society with the assumptions and reservations of a limited-lifespan society is not the way to accurately project the attitudes and emotions of the former type of society; we need to factor in advances in worldview which would inevitably take place to accommodate the inevitability of life extension technology.
www.acceleratingfuture.com /michael/works/answeringkass.htm   (2207 words)

 The Longevity Meme -- activism and education to defeat aging
The Immortality Institute is a non-profit organization working hard towards the same healthy life extension objectives as the Longevity Meme.
The mission of the non-profit Immortality Institute is simply stated: to conquer the blight of involuntary death.
As the name might suggest, the Immortality Institute has its eye on indefinite healthy lifespans (or "radical life extension," as it is also known).
www.longevitymeme.org /projects/support_the_immortality_institute.cfm   (468 words)

 Immortality Institute Projects, The World Health Network - Anti-Aging and Longevity
Advance copies of the first Immortality Institute book, \"The Scientific Conquest of Death,\" are now available for reviewers.
The next project for the Institute is already well underway: An educational film about the healthy life extension community and the fight to cure aging.
I understand that the Institute has recently obtained significant additional funding for this work from some well known members of the community, so it looks like full steam ahead with filming for the rest of the year.
www.worldhealth.net /p/1008,5993.html   (413 words)

 Physical Immortality - Main Site
Immortality FAQ The Immortality FAQ attempts to fill in gaps in knowledge about the about the possibility of human physical immortality.
Physical immortality in not a spiritual or religious immortality, but a real immortality of this time and for this world.
Then again, immortality may not be as existentially intimidating as it appears to us now—continuous self-transformation and an endless supply of new experiences might well compensate for the metaphysical paradox of virtual immortality.
physical-immortality.1hwy.com   (4975 words)

 Fight Aging!: Immortality Institute's Life Extension Conference, November 5th 2005
The Immortality Institute's Life Extension Conference is coming up in Atlanta on November 5th 2005.
The Immortality Institute founder, Bruce Klein, is a strong advocate of pushing out the boundaries in public discussion of healthy life extension.
Physical immortality - in the sense of vulnerable agelessness - is sound science; we know of no obstacles beyond our own considerable lack of understanding and capabilities when it comes to our cells, medical technology and related fields.
www.fightaging.org /archives/000607.php   (772 words)

 Immortality Institute. Libros de Immortality Institute
The mission of ImmInst is to conquer the blight of involuntary death.
This Institute shall serve as a platform for the exhibition, exchange, debate, and creation of concepts and methods toward that end as well as to disseminate any and all relevant information for the purpose of human physical immortality.
These cells have the ability for immortal renewal as demonstrated by the fact that babies are born young, and those babies have the potential to someday make their own babies, and so on, forever...".
www.librosenred.com /autores/immortalityinstitute.aspx   (554 words)

 The Cryonics Institute Home Page
As soon as possible after legal death, a member patient is infused with a substance to prevent ice formation, cooled to a temperature where physical decay essentially stops, and is then maintained indefinitely in cryostasis.
As an optional extra (at extra cost) a Cryonics Institute Member may contract for cryonics professionals from Suspended Animation, Inc. to wait by the bedside during a terminal condition and immediately begin cooling and cardiopulmonary support upon pronouncement of death to minimize brain damage.
Then in 1976 a separate organization was formed: the Cryonics Institute, to offer cryostasis services: careful preparation, cooling, and long term patient care in liquid nitrogen.
www.cryonics.org   (962 words)

 Immortality_Systems_Forum_4_   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
To ensure funding immune from most political winds, it would be desirable to create such an institute via a constitutional amendment, one which garauntees a certain level of funding for it, like a certain percentage of the federal budget, to ensure that inflation does not cripple it.
Message: Immortality will be the choice of a new race, which will eventually proliferate, as the mortal humanity will be gradually repressed because mortal citizens are economically less profitable for the State than immmortal citizens are.
Immortal people will possibly be very different form today's humans as the only function of their body will be to support their (eternal) consciousness.
www.immortalitysystems.com /newforum/Immortality_Systems_Forum_4__chat1.cgi   (20389 words)

 Biogerontology & Immortality - page 1 of 1   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
The field of biogerontology - the biology, physiology & genetics of aging - is one of the most cutting edge fields of research today.
In modern science fiction, perhaps the most famous example of a scientifically immortal being is Robert Heinlein's lovable scoundrel, Lazarus Long (of Methuselah's Children, Time Enough for Love, and others), who lived to be several millennia old.
Cory Doctorow's Down and Out in the Magic Kingdom features an immortality similar to the rejuvenation technology of the film Stargate, where you are dead one minute and fully healed the next due to advanced technology.
www.epicsff.com /articles/05/05/bioimmortality   (912 words)

 Transhumanism's Extropy Institute - Transhumanism for a better future
The Extropy Institute pioneered the multidisciplinary discussions of future technologies and their social context, and remains a highly valued force in that field.
Extropy Institute is a think tank ideas market for the future of social change brought about by consequential technologies.
Extropy Institute is a 501(c)(3) non-profit Educational Organization founded in 1991.
www.extropy.org   (526 words)

 Anti-Aging Medicine & Science Blog: Building a Home for Immortals
Enter Bruce "BJ" Klein, founder of the Immortality Institute, a nonprofit organization whose raison d'être is tearing down those cultural and political barriers.
BK: We debated the term "immortality" extensively beforehand, yet came to the conclusion that "immortality" was right because it sets the right tone.
The reason why we chose "immortality" as opposed to "life extension" or another conservative term is that we don't want to limit ourselves by any implied ambiguity.
anti-ageing.us /2004/12/building-home-for-immortals.html   (1960 words)

 The Consequences of Physical Immortality - Science Articles
I hope I’m not reading the question incorrectly, but the Immortality Institute is focused on the ‘physical’ side of immortality not necessarily ‘memetic’ immortality.
The immortality institute’s mission is “to conquer the blight of involuntary death”[8].
When the ancient egyptians mummified themselves, they were aware of both the immortality of the soul and the immortality of the body.
www.physicspost.com /articles.php?articleId=163&page=7   (577 words)

 Fight Aging!: Second Immortality Institute Book: Call For Abstracts   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
The Immortality Institute community is gearing up to produce a second book of essays, following up on the earlier publication of The Scientific Conquest of Death.
In 2004, the Immortality Institute, a registered not-for profit, grassroots organisation, published its first book, "The Scientific Conquest of Death", an anthology of essays on the science and philosophy behind a potential drastic extension of lifespan.
While the Institute is, by its mission statement, in favor of life extension, we specifically and warmly invite all skeptics to contribute.
www.fightaging.org /archives/000819.php   (948 words)

 Immortality   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
SENS is an engineering project, recognising that aging is a medical condition and that medicine is a branch of engineering.
Technological immortality is the name given to the prospect for much longer life spans made possible by scientific advances in a variety of fields: nanotechnology, emergency room procedures, genetics, human physiology, engineering...
The Immortality Institute is a nonprofit 501(3)(c) organization with the mission "to conquer the blight of involuntary death." The organization hosts an online forum, publishes books, creates films, and sponsors conferences.
hubpages.com /hub/immortality   (989 words)

 Transhumanist FAQ
The precise cause of this change is the imminent creation by technology of entities with greater than human intelligence.” Transhumanists vary considerably in their view of the exact nature and definition of a Singularity, and not all transhumanists accept it as a useful notion.
Extropy Institute acts as a networking and information center for those seeking to foster our continuing evolutionary advance by using technology to extend healthy life, augment intelligence, optimize psychology, and improve social systems.
Through its networking function, the Institute brings together the finest critical and creative minds to challenge conventional thinking about human limits and to develop, critique, and implement new ideas about the use of technologies of all kinds to improve the future.
www.extropy.org /faq.htm   (11438 words)

 Planet Erda
, author of the Dragon's Pawn fantasy series -- "The well-crafted Immortality Machine is an inventive novel of interesting what-ifs, based on an unusual paradigm.
-- "Paul Kieniewicz's Immortality Machine is a thrilling science fiction adventure about two men who seek immortality itself on an alien world.
Immortality Machine is recommended to science fiction enthusiasts and fans as a fascinating, imaginative, and attention riveting story."
www.planeterda.com   (145 words)

 Immortality_Systems_Forum_8_   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
The awareness that infinite lifespan (immortality) will be a choice in the near future, will function as a meme in the evolution of culture.
Message: Greetings Everyone!I believe the main challenge and focus of the immortal's mindset is in the education of "individual" cells within the collective organism.
Message: To be immortal, to have infinitive lifespan, is a question of your age (so alfred asked you)and the question of being mother or father.
www.immortalitysystems.com /newforum/Immortality_Systems_Forum_8__chat1.cgi   (10658 words)

 Organisationen und Institute / Organisations and Instituts
Extropy Institute is a networking organization which advocates the Proactionary Principle in addressing social issues.
Immortality Institute ("Main Mission: The mission of ImmInst is to conquer the blight of involuntary death.
Singularity Institute for Artificial Intelligence (" SIAI was founded for the pursuit of ethically enhanced cognition by creating beneficial AI.
www.transhumanismus.demokratietheorie.de /organisationen.htm   (1346 words)

 Immortal: Press Releases
The Immortality Institute (ImmInst.org), a 501c3 non-profit educational organization, has brought together nineteen scientists, doctors and philosophers to share their perspective on what may be the most significant scientific development that humanity...
Personal encounters with Immortals, practical steps to immortality and the truth about the greatest "mistake" in human history are...
This press release is about: immortality, jhershierra, resurrected, immortal, immortals, spiritual, available, book, sacred, supplements, now
www.press-library.com /search/immortal.htm   (800 words)

 Amazon.com: The Scientific Conquest Of Death: Books: Immortality Institute   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
When I heard this summer that the Immortality Institute was publishing its first book, "The Scientific Conquest of Death: Essays on Infinite Lifespans," I asked for an advanced copy to review for the Speculist.
The publication of this book is certainly a landmark for the Immortality Institute.
The Institute should be proud of this accomplishment.
www.amazon.com /exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/9875611352?v=glance   (1547 words)

 Nanotechnology Industries + Of Interest
The Immortality Institute has been developing a film project " Exploring Life Extension" set for release in November of 2005.
The Foresight Institute, a nonprofit nanotech think tank, awarded its 2003 Feynman Prizes in Nanotechnology Saturday to University of California, Berkeley researchers Steven Louie and Marvin Cohen, and University of California, Los Angeles researcher Carlo Montemagno.
David Forrest, President of the Institute for Molecular Manufacturing, commented about the animation: "The judges were very impressed with the quality of (the) work, the level of detail, and the fidelity to the physics of fluid motion in the bloodstream and the biological environment of the respirocyte.
www.nanoindustries.com /ofinterest   (538 words)

 EXTROPY INSTITUTE   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
It is Objections to Immortality - Answering Leon Kass, by Michael Anissimov.
The Affiliates page has been updated to include two new affiliates, Immortality Institute and Longevity Meme.
The Accomplishments page has been updated to include information on Extropy Institute's work over the past two years, and our plans for the coming year.
spock.extropy.org   (350 words)

 John Battelle's Searchblog: Gilgamesh, Search, and Immortality   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
My vague desire to understand the concept of immortality had brought me to the Epic of Gilgamesh, and now I was hooked.
In my search for immortality, I had found the oldest known named author, within thirty seconds I came to know his name and his work.
Even stonier, if you will, Gilgamesh's story is one of man's struggle with the concept of immortality, and the story itself was nearly lost in an act of literary vandalism.
battellemedia.com /archives/000764.php   (1831 words)

 Anti-Aging Medicine & Science Blog: A Rush From The New Immortality Institute Documentary
A Rush From The New Immortality Institute Documentary
Bruce Klein, chairperson of the Immortality Institute, is currently traveling about and filming a documentary on the scientific pursuit of human life extension.
I've already seen the first rush which is available to the public over at the Immortality institute.
anti-ageing.us /2004/12/rush-from-new-immortality-institute.html   (703 words)

 The Mprize-Immortality Institute's Life Extension Conference, November 5th 2005
Key genetic, molecular, and nutritional discoveries have been made and can now extend human life-span in current and future generations.
The Institute represents one of the more dynamic offshoots of transhumanist culture in recent years; the conference promises to be a worthwhile event.
The conference speakers include biomedical gerontologist Aubrey de Grey, biologist Michael Rose, Max More of the Extropy Institute, as well as representatives from the transhumanist end of the general artificial intelligence and cryonics communities.
www.mprize.org /index.php?ctype=news&pagename=blogdetaildisplay&BID=2005092-16125253&detaildisplay=Y   (469 words)

 Digital Immortality Institute: Home
Technology has transformed the possibility of the perpetuation of the soul into the practicality of digital immortality.
No longer a question of when, digital immortality — driven by a technological manifest destiny powered by the very rich — is happening now.
Digital immortality means gathering a person's data and — using the best possible current interactive presentation of a digital persona — making it accessible to the world, forever.
www.digital-immortality.org   (136 words)

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