Updated: Apr 28, 2022
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Imagine, what would be like if every day there were reports about life-extension in the news. Scientists working on rejuvenation and life-extension research would be interviewed regularly. Celebrities experimenting with anti-aging treatments and looking far younger than ever would become the center of fierce controversy, but also hope.
A famous actress, for example, is featured in a popular t.v. show after having downloaded her mind and personality into an immortal techno-body. The booming headline tells us: “She is now a cyber celebrity”. Excited, your average middle-class wife tells her hubby she’d like to dance around in a sexy techno-body. Laughing he’d say, “Sexy in a techno-body huh?” And then, immediately an avatar shows up onscreen looking just like his wife's healthy and sensuous younger self. The hubby jumps out of his chair shouting, “I want to be downloaded into my younger self also!” And right then, he shows up on the screen in a slim and muscular avatar, saying “Now, let’s dance forever!”
Kids all over the world would be wishing to evolve into cyber-astronauts to land on Mars and beyond to other worlds in the galaxies.
Average people, saturated with daily transhumanist news, would struggle with complex ethical and existential questions about whether or not they’d want to become transhuman.
Transhumanists all over the globe would be advocating for equal access to enhancing technologies and establishing educational and dating communities for like-minded cyborgs.
Such will be our life when transhumanist and immortalist news is being talked about all over the world.
No longer should conversations about life-extension be left to the elites or academia as it is today. This is the most important issue which concerns everyone!
Seven billion people in this world are still dealing with their mortal lives with no alternatives presented to them.
Those who are committed to furthering the transhumanist message should shout their beliefs daily in to news reporters.
Anti-aging news sets the stage for news about life-extension, and life-extension opens the door to technological immortality for cosmic expansion as our future goal.
The government has already laid down the groundwork for a vital ongoing mass-movement for those wanting to live forever.
To start, the US government long ago passed the Research on Aging Act of 1974 to fund aging research.
They also funded the Human Genome Project to study the structure of our DNA, which makes it possible to control aging and death.
In short, anti-aging and life-extension are now guaranteed as our civil rights as citizens of a democracy.
Ready to march?
Imagine reporters every night broadcasting news of civil rights marches, with citizens demanding to have total control over the length of their life-spans.
Young kids will see the marchers being interviewed and demanding life-span control guaranteed in the Bill of Rights as ‘life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.
At work, every day the average person would ask fellow workers, “Do you want to extend your life from human to transhuman?”
There would be objections expressed due to our historic existence as mortals. But the ongoing discussions and debates would become a daily issue for all of us to deal with, instead of having it hidden away in a dark corner as it is now.
We live on a small planet circling a yellow dwarf star in an obscure solar system. But we are greater than we think we are — The human mind has the ability to conceive of our ability to have control over how long we live!
Let’s work to inject this into daily news reports for millions to decide the future evolution of the human species as our evolutionary transhuman destiny.
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Carl Carlyle is an immortalist, futurist, musician, and a published writer. A graduate from UCLA in 1962 and later, while a student at Hastings Law College in San Francisco, he joined the Student League to Abolish Mortality and the National Institute of Health, becoming an avid advocate for the scientific control of aging, life-extension and biological immortality ever since. “In the daytime, I wore a suit and tie contacting politicians & business people to get funding for the new immortalist movement. At night, I formed a rock band called the Forever Maniacs and named myself ‘Johnny Forever’, singing rock songs about eternal youth and health. I also produced a musical in the 1990’s called Boomers Rock Forever, a comedy about taboos and the emerging science of immortality. I published a sci-fi trilogy The Cosmic Mutant, which tells the story of a love affair between Infinity and Eternity."
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