Can You Live Forever? Esquire article

Natasha Vita-More (
Sat, 08 May 1999 12:27:18 -0500

Headlining May's issue of Esquire, is "The First Immortal Man." Sounds like a takeoff of Jim Halperin's book "The First Immortal," but not quite such a page turner.

"We are on the verge of becoming the first species to decide its own
evolution" sounds like a line out of any extropian writings. I don't know the author, but he sure has been reading much of our writing, and could even be on the extropian or transhuman list. Are you here?

My favorite image is a guy shooting the bird at an image of death. Cryo! Drawing less response from me is an image of a guy having his brain replace while a long-tongued structure (I think it was supposed to be a woman) licks his facial cheek. Anyway, I did like his brain being upgraded.

Articles are "Diary of an Immortal Man" by Richard Dooling, and "A World of Immortal Men" by Edward O. Wilson.

(Wilson wrote _Consilience_ recently which I read with great enthusiasm until the last chapter "To What End?" where he discusses volitional evolution and seems to favor humans remaining biological.)

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