Join Litquake and the SF Writer's Grotto for a freewheeling panel discussion about life, death, and the science of life extension.
Do you want to live 80 years, 100 years, 150 years, or forever? Humans may soon be able to radically extend lifespan through genetics, stem cells, and bionics. What happens then? Would you take a pill that slows aging and allows you to live to age 150 or beyond? Drawing on art, lit, and tech, David Ewing Duncan (author of When I’m 164) leads a discussion about what whether humans should cheat death, even it becomes possible.
Panel: Paul Saffo, Sonia Arrison, David Ewing Duncan
Paul Saffo is a futurist and modeler of long-term scenarios. He is managing director of Foresight, Discern Analytics and teaches at Stanford. He has written for The New York Times, Wired, Foreign Policy, Fortune, and many others.
Sonia Arrison is a technology analyst and bestselling author of 100 Plus: How the Coming Age of Longevity Will Change Everything, From Careers and Relationships to Family and Faith. She is a founder and trustee of Singularity University. Check out 100 Plus: http://soniaarrison.com/.
David Ewing Duncan is a bestselling author of eight books, including Experimental Man. He writes for The Atlantic and has a weekly segment on NPR Talk. Check out When I'm 164: http://www.whenim164.com/ His website: http://www.davidewingduncan.com.
It's Free! (Longevity wine will be served as long as it lasts! Don't be left out).
SF Writer’s Grotto, 490 Second St., 2nd Floor
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Part of the Annual Litquake Festival, October 5-15: hundreds of authors and readings: http://litquake.org