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January 26 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
In-Person: An Evening with José Luis Cordeiro
Books & Books presents…
AN EVENING WITH JOSÉ LUIS CORDEIRO
Friday, January 26th, 6:00 PM | Books & Books, Coral Gables
Books & Books is thrilled to present an evening with José Luis Cordeiro for his insightful book: The Death of Death: The Scientific Possibility of Physical Immortality and Its Moral Defense (Springer, $27.99).
This event is FREE and open to the public and books will be available for purchase the night of the event! Please RSVP only if you intend to join us.
About the Book:
Is death inevitable? Until now, the history of mankind has been marked by this fatal fact. Religions, borders and progress are born from an ancient fear of death, comfort from this fear man often found only in religious paradigms. But according to Jos Luis Cordeiro and David Wood, the incontrovertible fact of death is no longer an absolute certainty – science and technology are preparing to tear down the final frontier: that of immortality.
This accessible book provides insight into recent exponential advances in artificial intelligence, tissue regeneration, stem cell treatment, organ printing, cryopreservation, and genetic therapies that, for the first time in human history, offer a realistic chance to solve the problem of the aging of the human body. In this book, Cordeiro and Wood not only present all the major developments, initiatives, and ideas for eternal life, they also show why there are a number of good arguments for seeing death for what it is: the last undefeated disease.
Enter any drugstore or bookstore, and we confronted with a mountain of nonsense concerning the aging process. Society seems obsessed with aging. That is why The Death of Death is such a refreshing delight, able to cut through the hype and reveal a balanced, authoritative, and lucid discussion of this controversial topic. It summarizes the astonishing breakthroughs made recently in revealing how science may one day conquer the aging process.
Michio Kaku, theoretical physicist and author of The God Equation: The Quest for a Theory of EverythingWe are entering a Fantastic Voyage into life extension, crossing different bridges that will take us to indefinite life spans. The Death of Death explains clearly how we might soon reach longevity escape velocity and live long enough to live forever.
Ray Kurzweil, co-author of Fantastic Voyage: Live Long Enough to Live Forever and co-founder of Singularity University
The Death of Death is a truly revolutionary book. This is a visionary book that confronts us with the terrible reality of aging, and its authors are friends and connoisseurs of the subject. I believe that the authoritative and exhaustive description of this crusade that Jos and David make in this excellent book will accelerate this process. Forward
Aubrey de Grey, founder of LEV (Longevity Escape Velocity) Foundation and co-author of Ending Aging
About the Author:
José Luis Cordeiro is probably the leading futurist from Venezuela, Founder of the World Future Society Venezuela, President of the Venezuela Node of The Millennium Project, and former Director of the Venezuela Chapter of the Club of Rome. He graduated in science at Universidad Simón Bolívar (USB) in Venezuela, management at the European Business School INSEAD in France, and engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in the USA. He serves in the Board of Directors of The Millennium Project, Vicechair of HumanityPlus, Fellow of the World Academy of Art & Science, and Executive Director and Founder of the Ibero-American Futurists Network (RIBER).
He has published more than 10 books in several languages, including his latest bestseller La muerte de la muerte. He writes in several newspapers in Spanish, has also been interviewed by international media like ABC, BBC and CNN, and has participated in science documentaries with Discovery Channel, History Channel and NatGeo. He has traveled to more than 130 countries around the planet and hopes to travel to the Moon and Mars as well. He describes himself as an engineer, economist, futurist, visionary, transhumanist, singularitarian and immortalist. In fact, he considers himself as an individual of the 22nd century who was born accidently in the 20th century.