Gennady Stolyarov II
Author, philosopher, composer, futurist, and actuary - known for Death is Wrong
Gennady Stolyarov II is a Belarusian-American libertarian and transhumanist writer, actuary, and civil servant known for his book Death is Wrong. Stolyarov also leads two transhumanist political parties.
In his children's book, Death is Wrong, he argues that death is an enemy and encourages readers to help overcome it using technology. In an article on transhumanism's attempts to overcome mortality, James Moore of the Huffington Post provided a discussion of Stolyarov's motivation in writing Death is Wrong: "Why not believe this is possible, Stolyarov asks, because the first part of accomplishing immortality is to believe it is possible and dying is not required. Teach that to the young and the world will change. Death, he insists, is wrong." Rebecca Hiscott of Mashable wrote an extensive profile of Death is Wrong and noted that the book’s “final message is a call to action: Dying is wrong, children, but through scientific progress you can make it right.” She also highlighted “Stolyarov's fear: If children are not taught that death can be overcome, they will never strive to overcome it.” Leanne Butkovic of Fast Company wrote of Death is Wrong that "The language is just saccharine enough for children to dig into, but the portentous themes will strike deep, philosophical chords in adults.
See also: LEV Foundation - Identifying genuinely effective treatments to prevent and reverse human age-related disease
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Gennady Stolyarov II Creations
Articles written by Gennady Stolyarov II
Impacts of Indefinite Life Extension FAQ
Institute for Ethics and Emerging Technologies (IEET) - 11-May-2016
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