Silicon Valley converts to religion and vice versa
Some of the brightest minds in the tech industry hope to delay or even avoid death. Calico, founded by Google in secret, is searching for ways to extend human life expectancy. Billionaires Larry Ellison and Peter Thiel have each contributed large sums to research on anti-aging treatments. Ray Kurzweil is one of the leading futurists in the tech industry. He has described three technological and scientific \”bridges\” which could lead to a radically longer lifespan.
Many religions hold that a soul can live forever. Techies’ version of eternal existence — transhumanism — is gaining a lot of support.