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Death is Wrong by G. Stolyarov II|
Death is Wrong is my new children’s book on indefinite life extension, illustrated by my wife Wendy Stolyarov. It combines child-friendly philosophical arguments for radically lengthening human lifespans with scientific facts about long-lived creatures, recent breakthroughs in extending animal lifespans, and the SENS research program for reversing the fundamental damage types involved in bringing senescence about. The book is consistent with the life-affirming ethical outlook of Objectivism and offers a discussion of opportunities that one could only pursue with a radically longer lifespan – major actualizations of the values and virtues of a rational individualist. Children ages 8 and above should be able to understand the book without difficulty, though precocious younger children would be an excellent audience as well.
For a more detailed discussion of my aims and motivations, see my article “Why I Wrote a Children’s Book on Indefinite Life Extension”. I am in the midst of an Indiegogo fundraiser to spread this book to 1000 children, free of cost to them. Death is Wrong has also been featured on Psychology Today, Fast Company, VICE Motherboard, and the Huffington Post. On March 1, 2014, Wendy and I presented the book at the Transhuman Visions 2.0 conference in Piedmont, CA.