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Film


- Film Mission
- Participating Interviewees
- Funding
- Forum Discussion
- Video on YouTube




The LongeCity science documentary, Exploring Life Extension, aims to create a realistic impression of the modern scientific pursuit of Life Extension.


The documentary was conceived, filmed and edited by Immortality Institute founder Bruce J. Klein
Travelling more than 25,000 miles by car to 15 states, Bruce interviewed more than 80 individuals: from world renowned scientists, to key protagonists in the life extension movement to critics and lay persons Main Questions from Bruce while filming:
• What prompted you to explore life extension?
• How long do you want to live and why?
• What is the biggest hurdle to life extension?
• What technologies are most promising for life extension and why?
The film first screened in the US at the Immortality Institute’s Nov 5, 2005 Atlanta, GA LifeExtension Conference and in Europe at the Amsterdam Science Museum NEMO during its Life Extension Night, November 2005. It is free to view and download.

Participating Interviewees included
Michael Roy Ames Ames, Michael Roy - Pres. Singularity Inst. - Canada Sonia Arrison Arrison, Sonia - Director of Technology Studies at the California-based Pacific Research Institute (PRI).
Robert Bradbury Bradbury, Robert - Founder Aeiveos Corporation Michael Cooper Cooper, Michael - ImmInst Lifetime Member
Justin Corwin Corwin, Justin - ImmInst Editor Antonei Csoka Csoka, Antonei B., Ph.D. - Assistant Professor Pittsburgh Development Center
James Dale Dale, James - ImmInst Member Aubrey de Grey de Grey, Aubrey, Ph.D. - ImmInst Honorary Member
João Pedro de Magalhães de Magalhães, João Pedro, Ph.D. - Postdoctoral fellow at Harvard Medical School Ben Best Best, Ben - Pres. Cryonics Institute
Robert Ettinger Ettinger, Robert - Author The Prospect of Immortality and Man Into Superman Gustavo Faigenbaum Faigenbaum, Gustavo - ImmInst Editor
Faloon, William - Vice Pres. Life Extension Foundation Susan Fonseca-Klein Fonseca-Klein, Susan - ImmInst Director
Jerome Clayton Glenn Glenn, Jerome ClaytonAmerican Council/United Nations University /Millennium Project Dave Gobel Gobel, David - CEO Methuselah Mouse Prize
Ben Goertzel Goertzel, Ben, Ph.D. - CEO of Biomind LLC Louise Gold Gold, Louse Evelyn - Adaptive AI Inc.
John Grigg Grigg, John - Manager of the Creekside Preserve Lodge and Advisor and Secretary for The Society for Venturism Halperin, James - Author The First Immortal
Robin Hanson Hanson, Robin, Ph.D. - Assistant professor of Economics at George Mason University Michael Hartl Hartl, Michael D., Ph.D. - Pres. Quark Sports LLC, Visitor in Physics, California Institute of Technology
Chris Heward Heward, Chris, Ph.D. - Pres. Kronos Science Laboratories Inc. Duane Hewitt Hewitt, Duane - ImmInst Editor
Rudi Hoffman Hoffman, Rudi - Certified Financial Planner, Cryonics James Hughes Hughes, James J., Ph.D. - Author of Citizen Cyborg and Sec. of the World Transhumanist Association
William Hurlbut Hurlbut, William B., M.D. - Program in Human Biology
Stanford University; President's Council on Bioethics
Tanya Jones Jones, Tanya - COO Alcor Life Extension Foundation
Kekich, David - CEO Maximum Life Foundation Michael LaTorra LaTorra, Michael - Director World Transhumanist Association
Max More More, Max, Ph.D. - Chairman Extropy Institute Peter Passaro Passaro, Peter - Laboratory for Neuroengineering; Georgia Institute of Technology
Mike Perry Perry, Michael R., Ph.D. - Patient Care Assistant, Alcor Life Extension Foundation David Pizer Peterson, Christine - Vice Pres Foresight Institute
David Pizer Pizer, David - Former Alcor Vice President, current owner of the Creekside Preserve/Ventureville Charles Platt Platt, Charles - Author of many popular science fiction novels, co-founder of CryoCare and former director of suspension services for Alcor Foundation
Reason Reason - ImmInst Director; Founder Longevity Meme Michael Rose Rose, Michael, Ph.D. - Professor, University of California, Irvine; Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
Kenneth X. Sills Sills, Kenneth X. - ImmInst Director John Smart Smart, John - Founder Acceleration Watch
Rafal Smigrodzki Smigrodzki, Rafal  M., M.D.,Ph.D. - Instructor of Clinical Neurology, University of Virginia Lorrie Hull Smithers, Ph.D. Smithers, Lorrie Hull, Ph.D. - Cryonics Member, Alcor
Philip Van Nedervelde Van Nedervelde, Philip - Executive Director, Foresight Institute Europe; CEO Founder E-spaces Natasha Vita-More Vita-More, Natasha - Pres Extropy Institute
Peter Voss Voss, Peter - Pres Adaptive AI Inc. Shannon Vyff Vyff, Shannon - ImmInst Full Member
James Swayze James Swayze - Cryonics member Cryonics Institute, volunteer administrator of Rejuvenation Engineering News at Mprize.org - ImmInst Chat Kennita Watson Watson, Kennita - ImmInst Full Member
Waynick, Joe - CEO Alcor Life Extension Foundation Randy Wicker Wicker, Randy - ImmInst Advisor
Brian Wowk Wowk, Brian, Ph.D. - Senior Physicist, 21st Century Medicine, Eliezer Yudkowsky Yudkowsky, Eliezer - Director Singularity Institute



Film Funding
Limited kickstart funding for equipment was provided by LongeCity and Bruce Klein donated countless hours to the project.
Independently, or on behalf of their respective organizations, seven individuals have thus far contributed $31,450 toward the film project.

GOLD donors — $5,000 each:
Brian Cartmell - CEO & President Cartmell Holdings LLC James Halperin - Author The First Immortal
David Kekich - CEO Maximum Life Foundation Saul Kent - Pres. The Life Extension Foundation
Martine Rothblatt - Founder Terasem Movement Foundation Joe Waynick - CEO & Pres. Alcor Life Extension Foundation

Other donors:
$500
Thor Christensen - ImmInst Full Member
$500
Kevin Perrott - ImmInst Lifetime Member
$300
Catarina Lamm -ImmInst Full Member
$150
Sasy_Kumar - ImmInst Full Member



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