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Posted 28 June 2012 - 08:08 PM


- 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 personsMain 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 AmesAmes, Michael Roy - Pres. Singularity Inst. - CanadaSonia ArrisonArrison, Sonia - Director of Technology Studies at the California-based Pacific Research Institute (PRI).
Robert BradburyBradbury, Robert - Founder Aeiveos CorporationMichael Cooper Cooper, Michael - ImmInst Lifetime Member
Justin CorwinCorwin, Justin - ImmInst Editor Antonei CsokaCsoka, Antonei B., Ph.D. - Assistant Professor Pittsburgh Development Center
James DaleDale, James - ImmInst MemberAubrey de Greyde Grey, Aubrey, Ph.D. - ImmInst Honorary Member
João Pedro de Magalhãesde Magalhães, João Pedro, Ph.D. - Postdoctoral fellow at Harvard Medical SchoolBen BestBest, Ben - Pres. Cryonics Institute
Robert EttingerEttinger, Robert - Author The Prospect of Immortality and Man Into SupermanGustavo Faigenbaum Faigenbaum, Gustavo - ImmInst Editor
Faloon, William - Vice Pres. Life Extension FoundationSusan Fonseca-KleinFonseca-Klein, Susan - ImmInst Director
Jerome Clayton GlennGlenn, Jerome ClaytonAmerican Council/United Nations University /Millennium ProjectDave GobelGobel, David - CEO Methuselah Mouse Prize
Ben Goertzel Goertzel, Ben, Ph.D. - CEO of Biomind LLC Louise GoldGold, Louse Evelyn - Adaptive AI Inc.
John GriggGrigg, John - Manager of the Creekside Preserve Lodge and Advisor and Secretary for The Society for VenturismHalperin, James - Author The First Immortal
Robin HansonHanson, Robin, Ph.D. - Assistant professor of Economics at George Mason UniversityMichael HartlHartl, Michael D., Ph.D. - Pres. Quark Sports LLC, Visitor in Physics, California Institute of Technology
Chris HewardHeward, Chris, Ph.D. - Pres. Kronos Science Laboratories Inc. Duane HewittHewitt, Duane - ImmInst Editor
Rudi HoffmanHoffman, Rudi - Certified Financial Planner, Cryonics James HughesHughes, James J., Ph.D. - Author of Citizen Cyborg and Sec. of the World Transhumanist Association
William HurlbutHurlbut, William B., M.D. - Program in Human Biology
Stanford University; President's Council on Bioethics
Tanya JonesJones, Tanya - COO Alcor Life Extension Foundation
Kekich, David - CEO Maximum Life Foundation Michael LaTorraLaTorra, Michael - Director World Transhumanist Association
Max MoreMore, Max, Ph.D. - Chairman Extropy InstitutePeter PassaroPassaro, Peter - Laboratory for Neuroengineering; Georgia Institute of Technology
Mike PerryPerry, Michael R., Ph.D. - Patient Care Assistant, Alcor Life Extension FoundationDavid PizerPeterson, Christine - Vice Pres Foresight Institute
David PizerPizer, David - Former Alcor Vice President, current owner of the Creekside Preserve/VenturevilleCharles PlattPlatt, Charles - Author of many popular science fiction novels, co-founder of CryoCare and former director of suspension services for Alcor Foundation
ReasonReason - ImmInst Director; Founder Longevity Meme Michael RoseRose, Michael, Ph.D. - Professor, University of California, Irvine; Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
Kenneth X. SillsSills, Kenneth X. - ImmInst Director John Smart Smart, John - Founder Acceleration Watch
Rafal SmigrodzkiSmigrodzki, Rafal  M., M.D.,Ph.D. - Instructor of Clinical Neurology, University of VirginiaLorrie 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-MoreVita-More, Natasha - Pres Extropy Institute
Peter VossVoss, Peter - Pres Adaptive AI Inc. Shannon VyffVyff, Shannon - ImmInst Full Member
James SwayzeJames Swayze - Cryonics member Cryonics Institute, volunteer administrator of Rejuvenation Engineering News at Mprize.org - ImmInst ChatKennita WatsonWatson, Kennita - ImmInst Full Member
Waynick, Joe - CEO Alcor Life Extension FoundationRandy Wicker Wicker, Randy - ImmInst Advisor
Brian WowkWowk, Brian, Ph.D. - Senior Physicist, 21st Century Medicine, Eliezer YudkowskyYudkowsky, 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 LLCJames Halperin - Author The First Immortal
David Kekich - CEO Maximum Life FoundationSaul Kent - Pres. The Life Extension Foundation
Martine Rothblatt - Founder Terasem Movement FoundationJoe 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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