How long do you want to live, and why? These are the questions that bestselling author (Experimental Man) and science writer David Ewing Duncan explores, with surprising results. The book surveys 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 to 50 years, Duncan brings us back to the age-old question posed by the Beatles in their classic song: �Will you still need me, will you still feed me, when I�m �
About the Author
BIO: David Ewing Duncan is an award-winning, best-selling author of seven books published in 19 languages; he is a journalist and a television, radio and film producer and correspondent. His most recent book is Experimental Man: What One Man's Body Reveals about His Future, Your Health, and Our Toxic World. He is a correspondent for TheAtlantic.com and the chief correspondent for NPR Talk�s Biotech Nation. David writes for The New York Times, Fortune, Wired, National Geographic, Discover and many other publications. He is the founding director of the Center of Life Science Policy at UC Berkeley. He has been a commentator on NPR�s Morning Edition and a contributing editor for Wired, Discover and Cond� Nast Portfolio. He is a former special correspondent and producer for ABC�s Nightline and a correspondent for NOVA�s ScienceNOW! David�s work has won numerous awards, including Magazine Story of the Year from the American Association for the Advancement of Science. His articles have twice been cited in nominations for National Magazine Awards, and his work has appeared twice in The Best American Science and Nature Writing. David lives in San Francisco.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
When I'm 164: The New Science of Radical Life Extension and What Happens If It Succeeds based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
I know it was only a few bucks but it was a weak read even if it were a free article. An intresting idea thats not fleshed out enough.
There have always been people who wanted to cheat death and to end the diseases and suffering of aging. But what would happen if some modern-day alchemists actually succeeded in allowing people to live far beyond the current "normal" lifespan? This book explains the science that might make this possible in short, entertaining and informative chapters while asking us to give serious thought to the upsides and downsides of life at the age of, say, 164. I love the rewrite of the lyrics to the Beatle's classic song - "If I'd been married 23 times, would that bother you?" Great stuff, highly recommended.