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what term do you prefer?

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Poll: what term do you prefer? (28 member(s) have cast votes)

what term do you prefer?

  1. immortality (3 votes [10.71%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 10.71%

  2. (indefinite) life extension (9 votes [32.14%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 32.14%

  3. (super/hyper) longevity (2 votes [7.14%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 7.14%

  4. curing aging (5 votes [17.86%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 17.86%

  5. rejuvenation (6 votes [21.43%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 21.43%

  6. anti-aging (2 votes [7.14%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 7.14%

  7. other (1 votes [3.57%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 3.57%

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#1 caliban

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Posted 17 August 2021 - 01:28 PM


LongeCity started out as the Immortality Institute and adopted the 'operating as' name as a less contentious nomenclature. 
 
OUR mission remains "to conquer the blight of involuntary death"  a very broad ambition - but many people in this field are content to focus on aging instead. 
 
If you have at least some sympathy with one or the other (assuming that most visitors of this forum do), what term do you prefer when referencing/explaining the aspiration? 
 

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  • feel free to add your preferred terms below. Apologies, there are countless permutations and the poll just lists some of the most common terms that came to mind.
  • the poll only allows for a single choice. You may have a more nuanced preference which you can describe below.
  • others can 'vote' on these using the agree/disagree (thumb_up.png / thumb.png) buttons; these don't alter reputation. 
  • some may not personally agree with any part of our mission; you are still welcome (at LongeCity and..) to vote if you find any of the terms useful descriptors   
  • to be clear, this is NOT a policy poll. We are not planning to change our 'branding' (although the results may inform some communications).     

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Edited by caliban, 17 August 2021 - 10:22 PM.
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#2 caliban

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Posted 17 August 2021 - 01:48 PM

inspired in part by another informal poll conducted by Max More

 

Outof around three dozen responses, “life extension” was the most popular choice. As expected, almost no one favored “immortality” with several people noting that it was not literally correct and probably impossible and also had distracting connotations. Several liked my suggested “chosen lifespan” or some other term emphasizing choice, such as “personal lifespan”. These have the benefit of conveying individual choice and putting the burden on those who oppose life extension for people other than themselves.

Other terms that got some explicit support: Indefinite lifespan/extension; Extended lifespan; Superlongevity; Hyperlongevity

Other terms that received an honorable mention:
Age reversal, curing aging, death free, ending aging, expanding lifespan, extended longevity, healthy life extension, immortality, indefinite health extension, life expansion, longer life, managed aging, optional aging, optional mortality, overcoming age-related decline, personal lifespan, rejuvenation, reversing aging.

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#3 Droplet

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Posted 17 August 2021 - 02:28 PM

"Curing ageing" because I think that the words "indefinite life" scare people even more. If we could first just focus on getting people to accept that ageing is a disease to be cured, that would help a lot. I do think that it is a case of one step at a time in terms of persuasion, though I have no background in such things and may be totally wrong.


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#4 bobolander

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Posted 19 August 2021 - 01:13 AM

Life Extension sounds too much like Life Extension Foundation (LEF) - 


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#5 kurdishfella

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Posted 29 August 2021 - 05:34 PM

I personally think its curing aging because I don't think humans are meant to have such an short life span (unnatural). We don't have any time to form enough experiences, learn, become wise etc. And by the time we're like 60-70 we're old and unhealthy and can't use our bodies anymore effectively with everything we've learned and know to put it into good use and progress. If you believe in reincarnation like I do then in that sense we're immortal but I dont think any living thing can live forever or want to. Even if you somehow could live up to 100k years I think the spirit (you) in your body would leave by itself as it wants to reincarnate as a new person for new growth as you have an spiritual limit per life. IMO not based on facts ofc. Some people deal with mental issues all their life and never overcome it into their death but had they more time then yes eventually. I think humans naturally should have longer life spans than any animal as we are a higher conscious as we leave the wild.


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#6 Droplet

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Posted 31 August 2021 - 04:59 PM

I personally think its curing aging because I don't think humans are meant to have such an short life span (unnatural). We don't have any time to form enough experiences, learn, become wise etc. And by the time we're like 60-70 we're old and unhealthy and can't use our bodies anymore effectively with everything we've learned and know to put it into good use and progress. If you believe in reincarnation like I do then in that sense we're immortal but I dont think any living thing can live forever or want to. Even if you somehow could live up to 100k years I think the spirit (you) in your body would leave by itself as it wants to reincarnate as a new person for new growth as you have an spiritual limit per life. IMO not based on facts ofc. Some people deal with mental issues all their life and never overcome it into their death but had they more time then yes eventually. I think humans naturally should have longer life spans than any animal as we are a higher conscious as we leave the wild.

Interesting view and whilst I don't agree and I'm agnostic about life after death, it is nice to see spiritual people support life extension. :)







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