articles tagged: life extension
why you can’t “hack yourself” to live for two centuries
# health

why you can’t “hack yourself” to live for two centuries

Biohacking is the next big craze for those obsessed with taking charge of their health beyond just diet and exercise. But while it sounds like science, there’s no evidence it actually works.

world of weird things podcast: how to live forever, maybe
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world of weird things podcast: how to live forever, maybe

Humans have spent millenia looking for a fountain of youth or a recipe for immortality. Why have we been failing? And is there anything we can do to make death optional?

why it’s time to think of aging as an illness
# health

why it’s time to think of aging as an illness

There's a certain complacency implied by treating aging as a natural part of life that just needs to be taken in stride. It's time to change how we think about growing older.

is being a sexually active male killing you?
# sex

is being a sexually active male killing you?

A study from South Korea claims that castration can add years of male life expectancy. But on further analysis, there may be some issues with how it arrived at this conclusion.

a terrible reason to oppose life extension
# tech

a terrible reason to oppose life extension

A popular philosophical objection to life extension is that it would allow terrible people to live longer. The problem is that there will always be terrible people.

stealing a dystopian sci-fi plot to bash science
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stealing a dystopian sci-fi plot to bash science

A philosopher turns transhumanism into a parade of horrors on loan from dystopian sci-fi movies.

why you may want to see yourself as a machine
# tech

why you may want to see yourself as a machine

While thinking of our bodies as divine or entirely in utilitarian terms is unhealthy, there is a middle ground to consider.

reaching for transhumanism in comic books
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reaching for transhumanism in comic books

Transhumanism is a common theme in comic books. But which one of the scenarios they present has the most scientific merit?

singularitarian rebukes the nerd rapture crowd
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singularitarian rebukes the nerd rapture crowd

Michael Anissimov has had it with transhumanists ready to hurry up and wait for technology to solve every problem humanity faces by merely existing.

in skeptical defense of transhumanism…
# tech

in skeptical defense of transhumanism…

It's one thing to criticize junk science or lack of detail when it comes to transhumanism. It's something else to dismiss the entire concept based on glorified statism and fatalism.

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