Transhumanism, immortality and the question of longevity

João de Fernandes Teixeira

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ABSTRACT The paper focuses on two issues approached by transhumanism: immortality and longevity. The first part present some contours of the transhumanist program and its motivation. The second discusses the extent to which the promise of immortality cannot be fulfilled by the idea of uploading the brain on the internet. The third part focuses on longevity. It shows why the transhumanist program for the elderly fails.


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transhumanism, immortality, longevity, upload of the brain on the internet.

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.7213/1980-5934.32.055.DS02

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