Should We Die?

Publication Title
The Atlantic
Publication/Creation Date
February 18 2017
Olga Khazan (creator)
Zoltan Istvan (contributor)
Melinda Hall (contributor)
Peter Thiel (contributor)
Sergey Brin (contributor)
Larry Page (contributor)
Larry Ellison (contributor)
Cynthia Kenyon (contributor)
Jim O’Neill (contributor)
Persuasive Intent
This article documents Zoltan Istan's Transhumanist presidential campaign as well as his life's mission to defy death with the use of futuristic technology, such as medical drugs or cryonics. For now, he just has a chip implanted in his hand that allows him to unlock his front door. 

Writer Olga Khazan also considers the philosophical and ethical implications of life extension, such as its impacts on human motivation and productivity, financial accessibility and economic inequality, and the dangers of trying to eliminate disabilities through technological enhancements. 
HCI Platform
Location on Body
Entire Body

Date archived
April 10 2018
Last edited
April 10 2018
How to cite this entry
Olga Khazan. (February 18 2017). "Should We Die?". The Atlantic. The Atlantic Monthly Group. Fabric of Digital Life.