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

Maximum life extension: product and serve

Pimm as business would be a product or a service? Well, if there is one integrated process or technology, which can offer for his customer a complete continous regeneration treatment, then it is obviously a service. But behind this service there must be numerous products ready before the treatment: all the tissue engineered organs, tissues… Continue reading Maximum life extension: product and serve

Mitochondria, the not so hidden superstars of current life sciences

If one thing is for sure, it is mitochondrion’s ascending career in late biology. Mitochondria are the power centers of the eukariotic cell and eventually tell the nucleus what to do next: die or live. Mitos do not exist stably as distinct, individual, autonomous organelles according to new results, but form a highly dynamic semi-tubular… Continue reading Mitochondria, the not so hidden superstars of current life sciences

3 hypothetic cost stages of continuous regeneration treatment

When talking about a maximum life extension therapy it is intuitively credible that the moral judgement concerning this treatment will also depend on the putative cost of the technology. To handle this situation clearly, it is worth differentiating between three different conditions. First, when the expense of the treatment (let it be the cost of… Continue reading 3 hypothetic cost stages of continuous regeneration treatment

Senators: say yeeeeah, Bush: say yeeeeah to embryonic stem cells

From Wired News: The bill passed 63-37, four votes short of the two-thirds majority that would be needed to override Bush’s veto. California Gov. Schwarzenegger wrote to Bush, “Mr. President, I urge you not to make the first veto of your presidency one that turns America backwards on the path of scientific progress and limits… Continue reading Senators: say yeeeeah, Bush: say yeeeeah to embryonic stem cells

More Life: Pro-Tech campaign for life extension&regenerative medicine

The web will transform politics too: Campaigns Wikia was launched about two weeks ago by Wikipedia-founder Jimmy Wales and the Mission Statement took the form of An open letter to the blogosphere Here is my idea: online-offline Pro-Tech campaign&happening for life extension&regenerative medicine&biotech which fits well for the participatory politics-driven spirit of Campaigns Wikia and… Continue reading More Life: Pro-Tech campaign for life extension&regenerative medicine

Cell cinema, the era of silent films: healthy voyeurism

This is an early time series movie of mine shot by a Zeiss confocal laser microscopy system in the lab. With tools like that we are in the silent film era of cell cinematography: we do not hear what the cells say to each other, we cannot able to fix every minute of their life,… Continue reading Cell cinema, the era of silent films: healthy voyeurism

Google Trends: life extension, brief analysis

Sorry for interrupting our narrowcast, but Google’s brand new service Google Trends is so powerful, that it compels us to talk about it within the pimm context. It is a Zeitgeist update, which allows the user to sort through several years of Google search queries from around the world selected by cities, regions, languages. Here… Continue reading Google Trends: life extension, brief analysis

Why do we have the right to partially immortalize ourselves, if it is possible?

Here are three arguments for the pro-pimm activists, in a nutshell. You can decide the order of strength between them, and it depens on the hierarchy of your background assumptions. Later I explore the detailed structure of the arguments. The first is based on the main premiss that to be alive is better than to… Continue reading Why do we have the right to partially immortalize ourselves, if it is possible?

The lifestyle of the pimm future: the Kurzweil case

The lifestyle of a partially immortalized individual won’t be easy. At the beginning of the technology it takes continuous monitoring and treatment of the body, which equals significant proportion of the lifetime in the regeneration clinic, or at home, if the treatment permits it. Make no mistake: this is the price of pimm. And not… Continue reading The lifestyle of the pimm future: the Kurzweil case

The parameters of a partially immortalized individual

According to the pimm script the parameters of a partially immortalized individual are: -the individual is continuously and voluntarily under regeneration treatment, its own body parts are partially regenerated. – the individual could quit out of the regeneration treatment voluntarily at any stadium without harming his health, and can choose normal (evolutionary made and fixed)… Continue reading The parameters of a partially immortalized individual

Maximum and/or radical life extension?

A crucial terminological and conceptual point, which came into my mind, when I read this old Fight Aging! post: When experts, even the most comitted proponents are talking about radical life extension, they usually mention only a few hundreds or thousands years, and then put the enigmatic "more" tag at the end, but they are… Continue reading Maximum and/or radical life extension?

Why is partial immortalization theoretically and technologically possible?

There are two main arguments supporting our modal statement: i., negative: there is not any particular natural law, neither biological, nor physical which excludes this possibility. ii., positive: we could extrapolate the technological draft of a regeneration treatment of the whole human body from the present results and methods of regenerative medicine. Concerning the first… Continue reading Why is partial immortalization theoretically and technologically possible?

Stem cells and regenerative medicine (very short introduction)

The exact definition of stem cell is sometimes cloudy, but we do know 2 generally accepted criteria: stem cells are able to renew themselves and could differentiate into other type of cells. First, they are unspecialized, mitotic cells that renew themselves for any (i.e. long) periods through series of cell divisions, which result in similar… Continue reading Stem cells and regenerative medicine (very short introduction)

What is (and is not) partial immortalization?

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. (Think of the scheme of a Proof by… Continue reading What is (and is not) partial immortalization?

Let’s write a book about partial immortalization now online!

Hi, I am Attila Chordash (say tshor-dash) = Attila Csordás (Hungarian), a last year PhD student, a trained molecular biologist and biotechnologist, and my topic is stem cell biology, tissue engineering, regenerative medicine. I got a master’s degree in philosophy too. My plan here is to write an online book (bloog, blook) about Partial immortalization… Continue reading Let’s write a book about partial immortalization now online!