BBC News on life extension ambitions: quantity or quality?

BBC News UK has an article today with the screamer Live forever by Brendan O’Neill. It is as mainstream as superficial. Correction: The supporters of life extension are not just transhumanists and the members of present day health and beauty establishment. The piece consequently confuses maximum life extension with “living maybe a couple of years… Continue reading BBC News on life extension ambitions: quantity or quality?

Stem cell therapy in Eastern Europe: the brute force method

Last week I was told by a man an interesting and weird story about his stem cell transplantation therapy somewhere in Eastern Europe. The elderly man was diagnosed with a motor neuron disease previous year which presently turned out to be amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) or Lou Gehrig’s disease, the same that attacked Stephen Hawking… Continue reading Stem cell therapy in Eastern Europe: the brute force method

Are you immortalized? Never mind, you are still a moral person!

The first generation of partially immortalized people will form a minority. Then questions will emerge about the social status of human beings under continuous regeneration treatment. In current moral philosophy, there exists a received view of the moral person, which was worked out in John Rawls’s Theory of Justice. The moral person could only be… Continue reading Are you immortalized? Never mind, you are still a moral person!

Hype and hope: stem cells in action

Inspiration comes from 3 interconnected posts of Bodyhack which is always well-informed and easy to catch. First, a couple in South Africa has been arrested for allegedly charging desperate patients $24,000 for stem cell treatments for a once-off injection of 1.5 million stem cells. From the source: “Patients were also told that once injected, the… Continue reading Hype and hope: stem cells in action

Why is the moral problem of extending human lifespan is inevitable?

Let us see a philosophical connection between euthanasy and life extension: As the moral problem of ending human life is inevitable , so inevitable a moral problem is the extending of human lifespan, and exactly for the same two reasons as terminating life namely i., the pluralisation of world views and attitudes of life, some… Continue reading Why is the moral problem of extending human lifespan is inevitable?

Joining the healthy life extension community

Influential daily news article about the pimmblog on The Longevity Meme by Reason. Now LM is one of the main web channel of the worldwide but small life extension community, so it is an honor indeed. Remember: we live in a niche, niche world. Today healthy and maximum life extension is in the minds of… Continue reading Joining the healthy life extension community

Who will be the first completely regenerated i.e. partially immortalized person?

Well, of course I don’t know his/her name, but I have a strong guess about the condition. I think the first person, whose all tissues and organs will be regenerated and so fixed in a constant physiological age, will be a very sick patient with declining function in all tissues and organs, for instance a… Continue reading Who will be the first completely regenerated i.e. partially immortalized person?

Why it is not a Grenzsituation to participate in a continuous regeneration treatment?

For first readers: The aim of regenerative medicine is to regenerate all tissues and organs of the human body with the help of stem cells’ regenerative potential. Theoretically if all tissues and organs of an adult body were regenerated once, then it could be regenerated two and eventually n times. This technological possibility is called… Continue reading Why it is not a Grenzsituation to participate in a continuous regeneration treatment?

Google’s coming out in biotech: when and why?

When and for what reason will Google launch a biotech business, and why regenerative medicine? It is a big question what kind of company Google Incorporation plans to become beyond the core search engine and ad business. Google is a geek company founded by two extremely talented IT nerds. My guess is that for Google… Continue reading Google’s coming out in biotech: when and why?

Partial immortalization: the ultimate business enterprise

What makes a business huge? If you’ve got a terrific product or service in your hand, there is a constant demand for it and the range of the potential customers is always rising. Now it is my pleasure to claim that partial immortalization is the ultimate business enterprise in every respect: in the long run… Continue reading Partial immortalization: the ultimate business enterprise