Avoiding Death Indefinitely
Seven Principles That Will Prepare You
For the Approaching Age of Unlimited Life Extension
Copyright 2008 E Douglas Kihn
Avoiding Death Indefinitely will forever alter humankind’s fatalistic acceptance of a painful, decrepit old age and the inevitability of physical death. This well-documented book presents readers with convincing scientific evidence to support this as-yet radical idea. Avoiding Death Indefinitely draws from sources such as John Robbins’ Healthy at 100, Ray Kurzweil’s The Singularity is Near, and Andrew Weil’s Healthy Aging. The book also teaches readers how to change unhealthy choices into healthy ones that are focused on optimal health and longevity.
Part One restates and builds on the world-shaking truth first proposed in the renowned 1970 classic Future Shock by Alvin Toffler, that technology is advancing at an exponential rate rather than a linear rate. It advises and assists readers to start thinking exponentially rather than linearly. See The Six Epochs of Evolution. In practice, this entails forecasting, accepting, and influencing the big changes that are dominating our lives, especially in regard to human longevity. This first section introduces and develops new concepts and terms such as the three life imperatives, delayed compressed morbidity, and the unlimited life span.
Part Two focuses on the science of aging and longevity, so that readers become aware of the latest opinions and trends as expounded by many of the leading au-thorities in the field. This second part explains the two major competing theories of aging – cellular suicide versus deteriorating cellular repair – as well as a brief exposition of aging from the perspective of Chinese Medicine. This section continues with a survey of current and future efforts to halt and reverse the dangerous effects of aging, disease, and injury. These technologies feature genetic engineering and tissue regeneration, molecular engineering and nanotechnology, and robotic engineering and artificial intelligence. There is also a discussion on negligible and unproven therapies currently being promoted.
Part Three of Avoiding Death Indefinitely is the pulsing heart of the book, presenting the Seven Longevity Principles, which are easy to remember but profound in their effects and implications. These longevity principles are supported by copious scientific evidence and common sense. They touch on every aspect of physical and mental health that shortens or lengthens our lives, together with practical advice on their implementation. Their overall purpose is, as the subtitle of the book indicates, to prepare us for the approaching Age of Unlimited Life Extension. These principles advise readers to get calm, get lean, get strong, get hungry, to trust themselves, to minimize risks, and to keep growing, just as the healthiest long-lived people in the world do.
Part Four uses reason and evidence to counter objections and provide projections regarding unlimited life extension. It successfully deconstructs every possible objec-tion to longevity and the indefinite avoidance of death. The final chapter discusses the personal, political, and philosophical implications of the open-ended life span. It presents the two choices that humanity ultimately faces: a resurgent fascism resulting in species suicide, or a political/economic bottom-up revolution that ends class society for good. Which fork in the road we take will determine whether or not medical science can help us to avoid death indefinitely. Order your e-copy today!