Among the many problems and
conflicting interests which confront us, the single most important challenge
is the construction of a new philosophy - a philosophy which is based on
immutable truths, is future oriented, captures the best potential of each
individual, and organizes networks of association that will enable effective
adaptation in an ever changing and chaotic world. The Ideology of the Goal
of Infinite Survival is presented as such a philosophy. Based on the immutable
and perennial truth of self-survival as fundamental purpose, that idea is
extended to its ultimate conception - immortality or infinite survival.
Using scientific empiricism within that ideological frame-work, a new conception
of self and how to construct knowledge is created, which then generates
an array of necessary and evolutionary objectives.
Our main enemy is our beliefs.
"It is only through a change in human consciousness
that the world will be transformed. The personal and the planetary are
connected. As we expand our awareness of mind, body, psyche, and spirit,
and bring that awareness actively into the world, so will the world be
changed." Michael Toms - New Dimensions Radio.
We stand at a kairos in the
evolution of human nature and individual potential, the key-stone of which
is Life-Extension Science. The ultimate objective of this science is the
invention non-ageing humans through advances in regeneration biology.
Life-extension technology is
emerging in Phases. Currently, practical applications in optimizing one's
environment and personal behavior, together with some medical applications,
should enable those people, who are so interested, to achieve a functional
life-span of 80-90 years. In the course of that, some procedures may soon
be available to slow biological ageing and thereby extend, further, the
functional life-span. Ultimately and much sooner than most imagine, developments
in the field of molecular and cellular biology offer the prospect of restoring
a person's body back to the condition which one had at the age of 20 ±
5 years of age. In such a state of biological vitality, performance would
be optimal, disease would be minimal and, if it did occur, easier to treat
effectively, and potential life-expectancy would be greatly extended, rendering
death to being mostly voluntary rather than imposed by one's own nature.
The lead technology is stem cell biology and eumitogenic agents.
This is a bold pursuit which
will appeal to only a small percentage of people at this time; but world-wide,
their number is large and more than sufficient to bring this science into
fruition. The critical element is the plan and the people.