Chip Walter – Immortality, Inc.


This gripping narrative explores today’s scientific pursuit of immortality, with exclusive visits inside Silicon Valley labs and interviews with the visionaries who believe we will soon crack into the aging process and cure death. We live in an age when billionaires are betting their fortunes on laboratory advances to prove aging unnecessary and death a disease that can be cured. Researchers are delving into the mysteries of stem cells and the human genome, discovering what it means to grow old and how to keep those processes from happening. This isn’t science fiction; it’s real, it’s serious, and it’s on track to revolutionize our definitions of life and mortality.

In Immortality, Inc., veteran science journalist Chip Walter gains exclusive access to the champions of this radical cause, delivering a book that brings together for the first time the visions of molecular biologist and Apple chairman Arthur Levinson, genomics entrepreneur Craig Venter, futurist Ray Kurzweil, rejuvenation trailblazer Aubrey de Grey, and stem cell expert Robert Hariri. Along the way, Walter weaves in fascinating conversations about life, death, aging, and the future of the human race.

2020 The Human Light and Power Co., Inc. and William J. Walter, Jr. (P)2019 Recorded Books

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Author: Chip Walter
Narrator: Graham Winton
Duration: 7 hours 55 minutes
Released: 20 Jul 2001
Publisher: Recorded Books
Language: English

User Review:

rinse pearly

Walter takes us with him as he gains confidential access to the sometimes quirky scientists (not always in agreement) who are working in the fields of genome mapping, stem cell research, and biomedical advancement. Walter’s ability to clearly and quickly present the interrelated complexities of this science-fiction like quest is solid. Just as interesting is the author’s inside look at the private world of the entrepreneurs who are betting billions on the results of this cutting edge research (includes Google, Bill Gates, Art Levinson). It is astounding how far we have come toward discovering the answers to the mystery of eternal life. We learn of the near miraculous biomedical advances that have resulted along the way. A must read true adventure story that will shape all of our lives. (teepeejay)