What would you do with the next 75 years on Earth? Not as a wizard wrestling pain in a nursing home, but as a vibrant super-centenary with the energy of a 30-year-old? Sonia Arrison is here to tell you that it's not only possible, but it's also coming soon. The book, 100 Plus, is the latest one by Sonia Arrison, author, journalist, futurist, and Silicon Valley insider that explores the science and the consequences of extending our life span.




Simple to grasp, and easy to understand, 100 Plus takes you through the remarkable advances of regenerative medicine that we've already witnessed, projects them ahead, and addresses the improvements in the climate, culture, families, and religion that will result.


For those unfamiliar with her career, Sonia Arrison has been on the science beat for a decade, reporting digital technologies for TechNewsWorld, its implications for the Pacific Research Institute, and writing two more books on contemporary technology. She is also one of the associate members of the Singularity Academy and is always present there.


I will start by explaining the invention that Arrison believes is going to help mankind prolong its lifetime, but you already know more about it. The first few chapters of the 100+ would be more than familiar to frequent readers of the Singularity Hub. Regenerative medicine focused on stem cell therapies, genetic engineering, and lab-grown organs – we're learning about this all the time.


Arrison ties it all together in a succinct and persuasive best-in-class list of medical medicine, bringing much-needed attention to the successes we've actually had in fixing and restoring failed pieces of humans when they age or get hurt. In straightforward writing and a tangible sense of satisfaction, Arrison takes you to all these developments and makes you feel the awe of what we've already achieved.




She designed the book, 100 Plus to "make it readable for the average Joe on the street." She was inspired to pursue the science of longevity after seeing 'radical makeover' reality TV shows like The Swan. When people were screaming with the excitement of getting cosmetic surgery, how else would we like to change ourselves? From cosmetic growth to actual transhumanism, Arrison found that "the more [she] looked at it, the more real it seemed, not just science fiction."




People want to be happy, better and have more life. It's one of the core points of 100 Plus, and Arrison's case is good enough to persuade almost all, and in a style that will be as open to your techno-phobic Uncle Walter as it is to your computer-loving self. But if society needs more out of life, why haven't we made more of a movement for a transformative expansion of life? Partly, Arrison thinks, that we don't know that regenerative medicine is possible. "If everyone knew about it, we would all have put more energy into it, and we would all have lived longer, healthier, happier lives."


From the start, 100 Plus tackles the traditional philosophic and cynical claims against immortality. Bring up a progressive continuation of life for a big community, and you're likely to make someone say that it's normal to die, that we're not made to last forever. Others would argue that humans have a detrimental effect on the climate, that old people are going to bring down the economy, and that all rising societies are being governed by disease and starvation, as Malthus predicted centuries earlier.




Arrison thinks the faith needs to change with it. She initially believed that ending the danger of natural death would destroy religiosity. After all, why do we need an afterlife when we've got an everlasting life here and now? Yet, to her dismay, Arrison's research has shown that faith does not fade when people acquire longer lives, but even religions adapt and reflect more on the meaning of living. In her view, the religions that flourish will be ones that allow people to find sense and fulfillment with their prolonged life on this Planet.


But there's really no excuse that 100 Plus couldn't be offered to about everyone in your extended social network to get them to think about the facts and possibilities of longevity. But so, what? "Change has to come from the bottom up." The book, 100 Plus details the individuals, organizations, and patterns we're going to need if we want to promote life-long research to be ready in our lifetimes. Arrison finishes the novel by looking at the movers and shakers who are consciously seeking immortality. Here the insider's credential of Silicon Vally shines.



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