Motherboard explores a unique church in the heart of Hollywood, Florida where the parishioners believe that immortality is attainable through the progression of science and technology. In addition to physical eternal life, they also believe that technology will advance to the point that humans will no longer have to endure the setbacks of a biological body through having their consciousness digitized into a computer.
We asked three centenarians what their most valuable life lessons were, and also their regrets.
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Just let Flossie Dickey get back to napping and leave her alone. And no, she is not excited for her birthday party.
Is Soylent the future of food? CEO Rob Rhinehart lived on his liquid invention for 30 days straight, and the feat propelled him to internet fame and fortune. So I decided to become the first person to repeat his feat—for a month straight, I’d try to live on nothing but the chemical cocktail, just like Rob. Along the way, I’d investigate the how an artificial food replacement might impact human health, Silicon Valley, and the world at large. This is the story of life after food.
Bernando LaPallo is over 110 years old, and he credits his health and longevity to a healthy diet of mostly fruits and vegetables and the simple act of walking every day.
He shares with us here the top 5 foods that have kept him strong all these years. Good news: Chocolate made his list!
He’s also an author on the subject of longevity and he’s the world’s oldest blogger!
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Could the marriage of science and economics help to make people live forever? Scientists at Singularity University emphatically say, “maybe.” The trends, notes one Ray Kurzweil, say yes — it’s only a matter of time. PBS economics correspondent Paul Solman takes a look at what it may take to live forever.
Harry Lee McGinnis could easily pass for 60 – he is, in fact, pushing 81. His secret? Never keeping still; a wander lust that impelled the American to set off on foot around the world.
“You want to live longer, go out and see the world. When you retire, don’t sit in front of the TV set and gain 20 or 50 pounds and drink the beer and eat the sandwiches and can hardly get out of the chair. Go see the world!”
Director Mark Wexler embarks on a worldwide trek to investigate just what it means to grow old and what it could mean to really live forever. But whose advice on immortality should he take? Does a chain-smoking, beer-drinking centenarian marathoner have all the answers? What about an elder porn star or the world’s oldest person?
Wexler contrasts these unusual characters with the insights of health, fitness and life extension experts in his engaging new documentary, which challenges our notions of youth and aging with comic poignancy. Begun as a boomer’s quest for the fountain of youth, How To Live Forever evolves into a thought-provoking examination of what truly gives life meaning.
Transcendent Man introduces the life and ideas of Ray Kurzweil, the renowned futurist who journeys the world offering his vision of a future in which we will merge with our machines, can live forever, and are billions of times more intelligent… all within the next thirty years.
The quest to live longer has been one of humanities oldest dreams, but while scientists have been searching, a few isolated communities have stumbled across the answer. On the remote Japanese island of Okinawa, In the Californian town of Loma Linda and in the mountains of Sardinia people live longer than anywhere else on earth.
In these unique communities a group of scientists have dedicated their lives to trying to uncover their secrets. This fascinating documentary from the BBC takes a trip around the globe to meet the people who can show us all how to live longer, healthier lives.