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This gripping narrative explores today's scientific pursuit of immortality, with exclusive visits inside Silicon Valley labs and interviews with the visionaries who believe we will soon crack into the aging process and cure death. 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 the mysteries of stem cells and the human genome, discovering 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, delivering a book that brings together for the first time the visions of molecular biologist and Apple chairman Arthur Levinson, genomics entrepreneur Craig Venter, futurist Ray Kurzweil, rejuvenation trailblazer Aubrey de Grey, and stem cell expert Robert Hariri. Along the way, Walter weaves in fascinating conversations about life, death, aging, and the future of the human race.

©2020 The Human Light and Power Co., Inc. and William J. Walter, Jr. (P)2019 Recorded Books

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  • 総合評価
    5 out of 5 stars
  • ナレーション
    5 out of 5 stars
  • ストーリー
    5 out of 5 stars
  • William J. Walter Jr.
  • 2020/02/04

Excellent work by Graham Winton.

I wrote this book, so I clearly believe in the subject, but my purpose here is to applaud Graham Winton for the terrific job he did narrating the book. Every writer has some voice in his or her head as they write their own book, but not every narrator reads in that voice. Graham did, and does a wonderful job bringing the stories, science and people I wrote about alive. Thanks, Graham. Great work. BTW, it';s not Graham that does that reads the prologue and epilogue. That's me. So don't hold that against Graham :-).

  • 総合評価
    5 out of 5 stars
  • ナレーション
    4 out of 5 stars
  • ストーリー
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Thomas
  • 2020/01/20

The compelling story of immortality science

Walter takes us with him as he gains confidential access to the sometimes quirky scientists (not always in agreement) who are working in the fields of genome mapping, stem cell research, and biomedical advancement. Walter's ability to clearly and quickly present the interrelated complexities of this science-fiction like quest is solid. Just as interesting is the author's inside look at the private world of the entrepreneurs who are betting billions on the results of this cutting edge research (includes Google, Bill Gates, Art Levinson). It is astounding how far we have come toward discovering the answers to the mystery of eternal life. We learn of the near miraculous biomedical advances that have resulted along the way. A must read true adventure story that will shape all of our lives. (teepeejay)

  • 総合評価
    2 out of 5 stars
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    4 out of 5 stars
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    1 out of 5 stars
  • onef
  • 2021/03/09

No depth of content; just biopics.

This book should be advertised as a light biography of a few famous longevity researchers and funders, not as a summary of the history of longevity research. The author loves to describe the weather outside and the meals that scientists ate together, or the most flattering moments of their lives, with floral language more suitable to a romance novel. He includes explanations of his own travel plans to visit the scientists. There is almost no serious content in this book at all. Perhaps it captures the tone of a moment in history and will be useful to historians in future centuries when they look back at the origins of longevity research and want to add some color to their descriptions of the people involved. However, for those of us alive today, this book is essentially a waste of time. The author probably needs to focus on writing navel-gazing memoirs or pop fiction, instead of covering scientific topics that he blatantly isn't interested in.

  • 総合評価
    5 out of 5 stars
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    5 out of 5 stars
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    5 out of 5 stars
  • Guilherme Guidolin de Campos
  • 2020/11/27

Amazing book on the topic of Longevity

Very engaging book on the history and recent developments on the field of Longvity sciences.

  • 総合評価
    4 out of 5 stars
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    4 out of 5 stars
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    4 out of 5 stars
  • VerdereC
  • 2020/09/11

Solving Old Age Prbs from Firms Outside Healthcare

Great read on how the interesting personalities and firms with a non traditional outlook are trying to address the infirmities of old age. Hopefully the benefits will be shared with everyone, not just the rich.

  • 総合評価
    5 out of 5 stars
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    5 out of 5 stars
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    5 out of 5 stars
  • colette dickeson
  • 2020/03/11

My review of Immortality,Inc

This Audio book was a good listen. As. A 70 year old young woman
It at first was sad because it truly puts your mortality in your face.
This was years back science fiction. But today it is becoming more of a reality
There are a few Stem Cell regeneration clinics here in So Fla.
They had to stop the stem cell procedures on the eyes as they actually causing folks to GO BLIND.
I Personally will wait until they have this technique,,( for knees, hips etc) perfected 100%.
And for the average American it’s cost is unattainable.
Time will change
Again. It was a interesting book.

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    2 out of 5 stars
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    5 out of 5 stars
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    2 out of 5 stars
  • Weezy
  • 2020/03/05

How rich people are afraid to die

The craig venter part is interesting but the rest is just reading resumes from a bunch of silicon valley billionaires whos research has come up with very little to show for how much moneys been spent. Could be summarized with no loss of learning in 15 minutes. Oof.

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  • 総合評価
    5 out of 5 stars
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  • 匿名
  • 2020/04/26

Surprisingly engaging history about longevity

Great composition of real life stories and constructed so that you don't get bogged down in the details of the science too much. Cynical ending for such a positive story but could be due to the author's age and his potential for missing out.