Collectively, the technologies which are applied to attempt radical life extension, such as calorie-restricted dieting, cryonics, medical nano, uploading, etc.
- Immortalist - Text by M. Alan Kazlev; amended by Stephen Inniss
A sophont who aspires to attain physical immortality through indefinite perpetuation of a biological, technological or cyborg body, or software equivalent. This involves various preservation and renewal measures, including intelligence modification such as life-memory archiving. Most immortalists end up losing their personal identity after a few thousand years at most.
Text by Mark Plus, in Anders Sandberg's Transhuman Terminology
Initially published on 10 November 2001.