Our purpose is to unite a critical mass of like-minded people who support radical life extension and physical immortality in order to inspire revolutionary change in how radical life extension is viewed in our world. But we need you.
We can make the difference
The Coalition for Radical Life Extension is rallying like-minded people to come together to stand up for radical life extension and physical immortality. Powered by People Unlimited, the Coalition is a not-for-profit organization reaching out to groups and individuals who already have interest in radical life extension and physical immortality, in order to galvanize and focus our energy into a popular movement that is self-sustaining and expansive. This group of early adopting advocates, numbering in the thousands, is forming a platform for influencing a much broader audience, and ultimately the mainstream.
Public perceptions change when people come together to identify and rally around a particular issue or set of issues. Virtually all the values fought for and considered radical during the protest era of the 1960’s and 1970’s – women’s equality, minority rights, ending the Vietnam War -- have become mainstream perspectives today. Most recently, we have seen a transformation in attitudes towards gays, to the point where a sitting US President voices support for gay marriage. This is the scope of change we want to realize in how RLE is viewed by the public at large.
Unity within diversity
We have different views on what radical life extension, and even what to call it. People Unlimited calls it physical immortality. Pioneer telomere researcher Bill Andrews calls it curing aging. Trans-humanist Max More prefers super longevity. But what we all agree on is that the deathist paradigm has to go; it’s time to look beyond the past of dying to a future of unlimited living.
Radical life extension advocates are, by definition, free thinkers. That’s how we got here. The Coalition’s purpose is not to debate the relative merits of the various strategies for radical life extension, or to seek to homogenize its members’ views on this. Rather, we are bypassing this endless debate, and hopefully all endless debates, by focusing on a common purpose of benefit to all – altering public opinion in our favor.
Ultimately, this will help shift political discourse, media coverage, scientific research allotments, academic hiring practices, Hollywood style story-telling, even Supreme Court rulings. When public opinion shifts, the institutions follow. By establishing and maintaining this focus, which is of benefit to all, the Coalition can include a broad range of voices and interests effectively and efficiently.
To bring about a sea change in how radical life extension is viewed and understood, in order to generate greater support for a broad range of related initiatives from scientific research to social and psychological breakthroughs, to intellectual and artistic expression.
Join us for the largest ever gathering of radical life extension enthusiasts to:
* Connect with like minded people.
* Learn the latest scientific advancements.
* Start living your eternity now.
* Gain the insights you need to be an effective advocate.
* Help set the agenda for a new era of human advancement.
* Have a blast celebrating our unlimited future together.
This is our time to shine
Tired of feeling isolated and ignored by a public that is disinterested and even hostile to radical life extension? It’s time for us to come together, to learn about the newest life extending science and super longevity strategies, to take pride in our progressive views, and to be empowered to make our voices heard.
Get inspired and informed
Hear from top scientists, entrepreneurs and thought-leaders addressing every aspect of radical life extension, from nutrition and new gene therapies, to the power of personal intention, the sociology of immortality and advancement in artificial intelligence. You will also have the opportunity to interact with our experts as well as share your own views.
Ray Kurzweil is one of the world’s leading inventors, thinkers, and futurists, with a thirty-year track record of accurate predictions. Called "the restless genius" by The Wall Street Journal and "the ultimate thinking machine" by Forbes magazine, Kurzweil was selected as one of the top entrepreneurs by Inc. magazine, which described him as the "rightful heir to Thomas Edison." PBS selected him as one of the "sixteen revolutionaries who made America."
Kurzweil was the principal inventor of the first CCD flat-bed scanner, the first omni-font optical character recognition, the first print-to-speech reading machine for the blind, the first text-to-speech synthesizer, the first music synthesizer capable of recreating the grand piano and other orchestral instruments, and the first commercially marketed large-vocabulary speech recognition.
Among Kurzweil’s many honors, he received the 2015 Technical Grammy Award for outstanding achievements in the field of music technology; he is the recipient of the National Medal of Technology, was inducted into the National Inventors Hall of Fame, holds twenty honorary Doctorates, and honors from three U.S. presidents.
Ray has written five national best-selling books, including New York Times best sellers The Singularity Is Near (2005) and How To Create A Mind (2012). He is a Director of Engineering at Google heading up a team developing machine intelligence and natural language understanding.
Coalition Steering Committee
As members of the Coalition for Radical Life Extension, we recognize that our true enemy is death. So we are committed to embracing as broad an alliance as possible, while minimizing the differences that might weaken and divide us, in order to more powerfully energize our real purpose – ending aging, sickness and death.
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