When I'm 164David Ewing Duncan

The New Science of Radical Life Extension, and What Happens If It Succeeds

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Description of Book

How long do you want to live, and why? These are the questions that science writer, futurist and bestselling author (Experimental Man) David Ewing Duncan asked 30,000 people, with surprising results. The book describes the increasingly legitimate science of radical life extension—from Genetics and Regeneration to Machine Solutions—and considers the pluses and minuses of living to age 164, or beyond: everything from the impact on population and the cost of living to what happens to love, curiosity, and health. Concluding that anti-aging technologies will probably succeed in the next 30-50 years, he brings us back to the age-old question: "will you still need me, will you still feed me, when I'm..."

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Book Contents

  • Prologue: How long do you want to live?
    • 1. The Question
  • Part 1: The science of radically extending life span
    • 2. Darwin's tortoise
    • 3. Healthy living, prediction and prevention
    • 4. Genetics
    • 5. Regeneration
    • 6. Machine solutions
  • Part 2: Upsides and downsides of extreme aging
    • 7. Myths, stories, and yearnings
    • 8. Life at age 164
  • Epilogue: Generations
  • "When I'm 164 is a fascinating picture of the anti-aging technology available today, what may be on the horizon tomorrow and what that means for society as a whole."—Amazon
  • "Duncan writes the way good teachers teach, conversational, yet informed. . . he is a populizer and storyteller."USA Today
  • "It's not often you get to read a book mailed back from the future."—Kevin Kelly, commenting on Experimental Man
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