Larry Page recently announced a new health and wellness venture called Calico. In his Google+ post he said: “Art and I are excited about tackling aging and illness. These issues affect us all—from the decreased mobility and mental agility that comes with age, to life-threatening diseases that exact a terrible physical and emotional toll on individuals and families. And while this is clearly a longer-term bet, we believe we can make good progress within reasonable timescales with the right goals and the right people.”
In a prior article I wrote; The transhumanist quest is not just about becoming immortal, it’s about never losing the ones you love. Some have faith that our loved ones are on the other side waiting for a heavenly reunion. However, there is no evidence to be rationalized, and this causes such cognitive stress. Ernest Becker claims it is the source of all human neurosis. Yet, we are on the verge of defeating death. Science and technology will eliminate the suffering felt with the loss of loved ones. How incredibly beautiful of a thought; to tell our children that they will never have to witness our passing.
TIME Magazine revealed Google’s plans to radically extend the human lifespan. Josh Sanburn reviews humanity’s ongoing drive to cheat death. Watch the Video below:
With the power of Google now fueling the engine of innovation, I see the cylinders of the future pushing us into a utopian world. A planet that eliminates death, pain and suffering is the metaphorical heaven on earth, actualized by the human imagination through innovation and inspiration.
We have the book of life at our fingertips, and we are finding the fluency to become the editors of this epic, billion year novel within our genome. If god was the author, we are now the editors.
Feature Image : Quinn Dombrowski