Tuesday, 26 February 2019

Is Silicon Valley's quest for immortality a fate worse than death?

Is Silicon Valley's quest for immortality a fate worse than death?

China’s first emperor ordered his subjects to search for the elixir of life in a quest for immortality. In 16th century France, nobles would drink gold in a bid to extend their lifespans. Gilgamesh, the Sumerian king at the heart of humanity’s earliest epic poem, found a magic herb, but a snake ate it. In 2015, a woman on the MTV series True Life: I’m Obsessed With Staying Young bathed in pig blood.

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