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No Popes in Heaven - Book Review

Posted by caliban , 10 March 2019 - - - - - - · 1,924 views
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No Popes in Heaven - Book Review Review for "No Popes in Heaven" (Paperback) – by Hal Malchow (Author), Susan Shallcross (Editor)  
The main plot, which attracted this reviewer’s interest, follows the political manoeuvrings around a newly discovered life extension drug Juventel. In the first chapters, the author makes a good effort to dip enough into the science that those with prio...


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Shalots

Posted by caliban , 18 May 2017 - - - - - - · 4,968 views
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Shalots “ Shalot ” = a made-up word for a type of person active in life extension, cryonics, artificial intelligence and related fields. Sometimes encountered on LongeCity.  The word is a constriction of ‘zealot’ and ‘shallow’ and also a reference to Tennyson’s poem ‘the Lady of Shalott’ (2x’t’) as someone who is removed from the real world, obsessed with...


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Thoughts on LongeCity

Posted by caliban , 09 April 2017 - - - - - - · 6,044 views
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What LongeCity is – and what it is not – in 8 points
A personal perspective by Caliban I. LongeCity is, first and foremost, an internet forum.
This in itself is an operational challenge: LongeCity emerged when forums (‘bulletin boards’) were just taking over from email-lists as the preferred means of group communication. New trends have emerged si...





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