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My Immortal: The Quest To Live Forever

"Eternity" by Italian artist Maurizio Cattelan is a collective project in which Argentine people were invited to contribute  by creating a tombstone for any living person.
"Eternity" by Italian artist Maurizio Cattelan is a collective project in which Argentine people were invited to contribute by creating a tombstone for any living person.

For years, Silicon Valley has funded groundbreaking scientific research about extending the human lifespan.  

From gene therapy, to molecular biology, to artificial intelligence, we know more about the aging process than we ever have. Andperhaps, we’re close to knowing how to eliminate aging entirely. 

From The Guardian:

Is immortality closer to reality than science fiction? And if humans could live forever – or at least, for a long time – how would that shape what it means to be alive?

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Kathryn Fink
Kathryn Fink is a producer with NPR's All Things Considered.