It’s 2023. But Where’s the Immortalist Movement?–Elixxir

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Jan. 6, 2023

The movement that’s needed if people afflicted with cancer, heart disease, stroke, alzheimer’s, diabetes, osteoporosis, obesity, and old age are to be saved. The movement that’s the last hope of the “baby boomers”–the generation born after the Second World War–who number 76 million just in the U.S. alone. What’s that movement? The Immortalist Movement. But the immortalist movement is nowhere to be seen.

As we enter the third year of the third decade of the twenty-first century, it seems that everyone and his or her or its or their mother can claim a movement of his, her, its, or their own. But where the hell is the Immortalist movement?

Everyone Else Has a Movement

In comparison, the Religious Right movement has triumphed on the abortion issue by hijacking the U.S. Supreme Court with the help of Donald Trump. The Black-Lives-Matter movement has come and gone. The Trans movement, riding on the coattails of the gay, lesbian and bisexual movement, has waxed so fierce it can even silence old-school feminists like the previously beloved Harry Potter author, J.K. Rowling.

Not to be outdone, America’s far-right has its proxies now embedded in the U.S. Congress’ House of Representatives. In the past few days, this clique of twenty or so congresspersons (the so-called “Freedom Caucus”) has humiliated and castrated Kevin McCarthy, the supposed “leader” of the House Republicans. They have so far prevented McCarthy in eleven or so ballots from getting elected House Speaker, McCarthy’s wet dream.

But How About Us?

But where the hell is our Immortalist movement?

Some would claim that an immortalist movement already exists. In fact, they would argue that an immortalist movement has already existed since the early 1960s. Isn’t Cryonics the immortalist movement? Isn’t “Transhumanism” which existed way before the 1960s? Isn’t prophet Ray Kurzweil’s technological utopianism (“Singularity”)?

No! And if are any sort of “movement,” they have been an unmitigated and abysmal failure.

What can be more obvious than that such a ‘movement’ has no influence or power whatsoever even remotely close to the Religious Right movement. Not to mention the Trans movement! And unless we quickly correct this situation and create a real immortalist movement, one that’s more influential and powerful than any other in history, it will be the death of us!

Those stricken with cancer, heart disease, stroke, obesity, diabetes, COPD, Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s and other aging-related killers will be the first to go. The “boomers” and the generation before it would get V.I.P. treatment and be unceremoniously dragged to the front of the line.

Elixxir is the Immortalist philosopher and author of Cure Disease, Old Age & Death: The ImmorTalist Manifesto. He is the editor of

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