Immortality, Inc.

Renegade Scientists, Silicon Valley Gurus, and the Future of Cheating Death
Product Number: EB00726195
Released: Sep 10, 2019
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781426219832
Publisher: National Geographic
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Description

This grippingnarrative explores today's scientific pursuit of immortality, with exclusive visits inside Silicon Valley labs andinterviewswith the visionaries who believe we will soon crack into the aging process and cure death. We live in an age when billionaires are betting their fortunes on laboratory advances to prove aging unnecessary and death a disease that can be cured. Researchers are delving into stem cells and sequencing genomes, determining what it means to grow old and how to keep those processes from happening. This isn't science fiction—it's real, it's serious, and it's on track to revolutionize our definitions of life and mortality. In Immortality, Inc., veteran science journalist Chip Walter gains exclusive access to the champions of this radical cause, resulting in a book that brings together for the first time the visions of Google CEO Arthur Levinson, genomics entrepreneur Craig Venter, futurist Ray Kurzweil, rejuvenation engineer Aubrey de Grey, and stem cell scientist Robert Hariri. Along the way, Walter weaves in fascinating conversations about life, death, aging, and the future of the human race.

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Author(s): Chip Walter
Original Publish Date: Sep 10, 2019

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