Fantastic Voyage: Live Long Enough to Live Forever by Ray Kurzweil, and Terry Grossman is the most talked about book on the subject of life-extension since Durk Pearson and Sandy Shaw’s Life Extension, A Practical Scientific Approach climbed its way up the best seller list over two decades ago. However, Kurzwell and Grossman extend the concept of life extension and suggest that if you extend your life long enough, you need never die.
Their optimism is based on projected advances in cutting edge science areas such as genomics, biotechnology, and nanotechnology. Critics point out that the hoped for advances may turn out to be only pipe-dreams.
The buzz about the book has shown up around the web. “Inventor sets his sights on immortality Will nanotechnology spark breakthrough in 20 years?” by By Jay Lindsay of AP is a character portrait of Ray Kurzweil RU Sirius of counterculture fame as the former editor of the edgy Mondo 2000 magazine just published “Forever Changes” is an interview the books second author, Terry Grossman in his new webzine NeoFiles. The authors also spotlight their ideas in their own Fantatic Voyage website.
The bottom line is that if you love life and want to live longer and perhaps prosper, this book is worth taking a look at.