Ageless Nation: The Quest for Superlongevity and Physical Perfection (Paperback)
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Ageless Nation: The Quest for Superlongevity and Physical Perfection (Paperback)

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In this intriguing volume, futurist and author Michael G. Zey imagines a time in which technology has stretched human life spans to four hundred years or more. Genetic engineering, cloning, and stem-cell technology will eradicate diseases and allow for nanoscopic repair and maintenance of the body. "Smart drugs" and caloric restriction programs will largely stop aging and ensure healthy bodies and sharp minds indefinitely.

Grounding his speculation in contemporary scientific research, Zey's optimistic vision sees retirement replaced by hiatuses between careers, and leisure time spent in multi-generational homes. Key players in the debate include supporters like Cambridge University scientist Aubrey de Grey, who envisions five-thousand-year life spans, and the radical futurist author Ray Kurzweil, who foresees the merging of humans and computers. Organizations such as the Coalition to Extend Life lobby the government for immortality research funding and find opposition in the President's Council on Bioethics and "deep ecologists" advocating zero-population growth.

Criticizing current environmental trends as anti-progress and anti-human, Zey's own solutions include controversial measures like human control of weather, colonization of outer space, and genetically modifying food. He concludes that the eventuality of a modern Fountain of Youth is closer than we think. Zey's predictions about the future are thoughtful and fascinating.

Publisher: Taylor & Francis Inc
ISBN: 9781412853804
Number of pages: 368
Weight: 544 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 18 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS

"In this intriguing volume, futurist and author Zey imagines a time in which technology has stretched human life spans to 400 years or more. Genetic engineering, cloning technology and stem-cell science should eradicate disease and allow for nanoscopic repair and maintenance of the body, while 'smart drugs' and 'caloric restriction' programs ensure healthy bodies and sharp minds more or less indefinitely. Grounding his speculation in a thorough understanding of contemporary scientific research and present-day concerns (the environment, the post-boomer labor market, etc.), Zey's optimistic vision sees between-career hiatuses replacing retirement, and leisure time spent in the multi-generational home or on intense cross-cultural 'immersion travels.' Key players in the debate include supporters like Cambridge University scientist Aubrey de Grey, who envisions 5000-year life spans, and the radical futurist author Ray Kurzweil, who foresees the merging of humans and computers; meanwhile, organizations like the Coalition to Extend Life lobby the government for immortality research funding and find opposition in the President's Council on Bioethics and 'deep ecologists' advocating zero-population growth. Criticizing current environmental trends as 'anti-progress' and "anti-human, ' Zey's own solutions include controversial measures like human control of weather, colonization of outer space and genetically modifying food. He concludes that the 'eventuality' of 'a modern Fountain of Youth' is 'closer than we think'; Zey's educated guess may not be entirely convincing, but it is both thorough and fascinating."

--Publishers Weekly

"The effects of human life extension will be far-reaching."

--Edmonton Journal

"Offers an optimistic view of how superlongevity will enhance every aspect of our lives."

--The Futurist

"Dr. Zey's Ageless Nation is a fair and honest assessment of the future of anti-aging and the upcoming ageless society. All boomers should read this book and learn to prepare for a 100-year plus lifespan, 120-150 if they are smart enough to learn the secrets of anti-aging medicine."

--Ronald Klatz, American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine


"In this intriguing volume, futurist and author Zey imagines a time in which technology has stretched human life spans to 400 years or more. Genetic engineering, cloning technology and stem-cell science should eradicate disease and allow for nanoscopic repair and maintenance of the body, while 'smart drugs' and 'caloric restriction' programs ensure healthy bodies and sharp minds more or less indefinitely. Grounding his speculation in a thorough understanding of contemporary scientific research and present-day concerns (the environment, the post-boomer labor market, etc.), Zey's optimistic vision sees between-career hiatuses replacing retirement, and leisure time spent in the multi-generational home or on intense cross-cultural 'immersion travels.' Key players in the debate include supporters like Cambridge University scientist Aubrey de Grey, who envisions 5000-year life spans, and the radical futurist author Ray Kurzweil, who foresees the merging of humans and computers; meanwhile, organizations like the Coalition to Extend Life lobby the government for immortality research funding and find opposition in the President's Council on Bioethics and 'deep ecologists' advocating zero-population growth. Criticizing current environmental trends as 'anti-progress' and "anti-human, ' Zey's own solutions include controversial measures like human control of weather, colonization of outer space and genetically modifying food. He concludes that the 'eventuality' of 'a modern Fountain of Youth' is 'closer than we think'; Zey's educated guess may not be entirely convincing, but it is both thorough and fascinating."

--Publishers Weekly

"The effects of human life extension will be far-reaching."

--Edmonton Journal

"Offers an optimistic view of how superlongevity will enhance every aspect of our lives."

--The Futurist

"Dr. Zey's Ageless Nation is a fair and honest assessment of the future of anti-aging and the upcoming ageless society. All boomers should read this book and learn to prepare for a 100-year plus lifespan, 120-150 if they are smart enough to learn the secrets of anti-aging medicine."

--Ronald Klatz, American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine


-In this intriguing volume, futurist and author Zey imagines a time in which technology has stretched human life spans to 400 years or more. Genetic engineering, cloning technology and stem-cell science should eradicate disease and allow for nanoscopic repair and maintenance of the body, while 'smart drugs' and 'caloric restriction' programs ensure healthy bodies and sharp minds more or less indefinitely. Grounding his speculation in a thorough understanding of contemporary scientific research and present-day concerns (the environment, the post-boomer labor market, etc.), Zey's optimistic vision sees between-career hiatuses replacing retirement, and leisure time spent in the multi-generational home or on intense cross-cultural 'immersion travels.' Key players in the debate include supporters like Cambridge University scientist Aubrey de Grey, who envisions 5000-year life spans, and the radical futurist author Ray Kurzweil, who foresees the merging of humans and computers; meanwhile, organizations like the Coalition to Extend Life lobby the government for immortality research funding and find opposition in the President's Council on Bioethics and 'deep ecologists' advocating zero-population growth. Criticizing current environmental trends as 'anti-progress' and -anti-human, ' Zey's own solutions include controversial measures like human control of weather, colonization of outer space and genetically modifying food. He concludes that the 'eventuality' of 'a modern Fountain of Youth' is 'closer than we think'; Zey's educated guess may not be entirely convincing, but it is both thorough and fascinating.-

--Publishers Weekly

-The effects of human life extension will be far-reaching.-

--Edmonton Journal

-Offers an optimistic view of how superlongevity will enhance every aspect of our lives.-

--The Futurist

-Dr. Zey's Ageless Nation is a fair and honest assessment of the future of anti-aging and the upcoming ageless society. All boomers should read this book and learn to prepare for a 100-year plus lifespan, 120-150 if they are smart enough to learn the secrets of anti-aging medicine.-

--Ronald Klatz, American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine

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