In their new novels, Dara Horn and Chloe Benjamin play with themes of mortality and free will.
Desirable as living forever may sound, it invites us to forget another kind of desire that we creatures should not quench.
In some circles, the hope for immortality is criticized as unbiblical and sub-Christian. In others it is affirmed as empirical fact.
Neuroscientist Kenneth Hayworth is opposed to death, and he thinks he has a solution.
This video is fairly terrifying: what if someone finally figured out how to make our consciousness functionally immortal by uploading it into an artificial body after we died? And then...set to work monetizing this innovation?