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Immortality, Inc: Renegade Science, Silicon Valley Billions, and the Quest to Live Forever Book – National Geographic

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In Immortality, Inc., veteran science journalist Chip Walter explores th...

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In Immortality, Inc., veteran science journalist Chip Walter explores the scientific pursuit of immortality, weaving in fascinating conversations with entrepreneurs, engineers and visionaries about life, death, aging, and the future of the human race.

This investigative narrative explores the scientific pursuit of immortality, gaining access to Silicon Valley labs hosting experiments into acryogenics, stem cells, andagenomes and exclusive interviews with the visionaries who imagine an earthly hereafter.

Can we push the human life span past 100? 150? Even further?

We live in an age when billionaires are betting their fortunes on laboratory advances to prove aging unnecessary and death a disease that can be cured. Researchers are delving into stem cells and sequencing genomes, determining what it means to grow old and how to keep those processes from happening. This isn't science fiction -- it's real, it's serious, and it's on track to revolutionize our definitions of life and mortality.

In Immortality, Inc., veteran science journalist Chip Walter gains exclusive access to the champions of this radical cause, resulting in a book that brings together for the first time the visions of Google CEO Arthur Levinson, genomics entrepreneur Craig Venter, futurist Ray Kurzweil, and rejuvenation engineer Aubrey de Grey. Along the way, Walter weaves in fascinating conversations about life, death, aging, and the future of the human race.

  • Written by Chip Walter
  • Hardcover
  • 320 pages
  • Ages 12+

  • Published by National Geographic Society
  • Paper
  • Approx. 9 5/8'' H x 6 3/8'' W
  • Printed in the U.S.A.

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In Immortality, Inc., veteran science journalist Chip Walter explores the scientific pursuit of immortality, weaving in fascinating conversations with entrepreneurs, engineers and visionaries about life, death, aging, and the future of the human race.

This investigative narrative explores the scientific pursuit of immortality, gaining access to Silicon Valley labs hosting experiments into acryogenics, stem cells, andagenomes and exclusive interviews with the visionaries who imagine an earthly hereafter.

Can we push the human life span past 100? 150? Even further?

We live in an age when billionaires are betting their fortunes on laboratory advances to prove aging unnecessary and death a disease that can be cured. Researchers are delving into stem cells and sequencing genomes, determining what it means to grow old and how to keep those processes from happening. This isn't science fiction -- it's real, it's serious, and it's on track to revolutionize our definitions of life and mortality.

In Immortality, Inc., veteran science journalist Chip Walter gains exclusive access to the champions of this radical cause, resulting in a book that brings together for the first time the visions of Google CEO Arthur Levinson, genomics entrepreneur Craig Venter, futurist Ray Kurzweil, and rejuvenation engineer Aubrey de Grey. Along the way, Walter weaves in fascinating conversations about life, death, aging, and the future of the human race.

  • Written by Chip Walter
  • Hardcover
  • 320 pages
  • Ages 12+

  • Published by National Geographic Society
  • Paper
  • Approx. 9 5/8'' H x 6 3/8'' W
  • Printed in the U.S.A.

Item No. 477411306548

Express shipping not available for this item. This item cannot be shipped internationally or outside the contiguous United States. It can only be shipped to a physical address, not to a P.O. Box, APO or FPO address. Please allow 2-3 weeks for delivery.