Plan B

  • Roberto Manzocco
Part of the Springer Praxis Books book series (PRAXIS)


Transhumanists are incurable optimists, no doubt about that. They do strongly believe in techno-scientific progress, and they hope that physical immortality is really around the corner, that they are going to enjoy a limitless life. I feel nothing but sympathy for these nerds, and, in spite of my skeptic background, I admit that these are normally very educated and smart people. That’s why they know that the transition from human to post-human – a package that includes physical immortality – might take some time, that it might take too many decades or too many centuries. What can they do then? How can they cheat death? They need a “Plan B,” and the solution is a magic word: “cryonics.”

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Roberto Manzocco
    • 1
  1. 1.GoriziaItaly

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