James Strole and Bernadeane lead a transformational week at People Unlimited. All who participated in the Spring Super Longevity Week at People Unlimited enjoyed a wonderful week of vibrant interaction. James Strole and Bernadeane have created a unique environment of in-depth human communication and transformation, in which engaged individuals explore living without the limitations.
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"What's the secret to keeping young", Aubrey De Grey and People Unlimited directors share their vision. People Unlimited directors James Strole and Bernadeane are featured alongside Aubrey De Grey and RAADfest on Italy's leading TV news magazine, PresaDiretta. The conversation is all about living up to a thousand years, keeping young and how to do it.
People Unlimited volunteers, entertainers and activists help make RAADfest 2017 the greatest super longevity event ever. RAADfest, held August 9-13, 2017 in San Diego, was made possible, in large part, by the efforts of People Unlimited members. People Unlimited provided most of the event support team as well as several great performances.
Do you feel that aging is a disease and can be cured? Do you ever wonder what it might be like to live forever? Do you ever think that it is a real possibility for you? If you answered yes to any of these questions, you should explore the possibilities further in this exciting new book, by James Strole and Bernadeane, co-founders of People Unlimited
Liz Parrish and James Strole catch up on the latest for RAADfest 2017. With almost only five weeks till RAADfest 2017, James Strole, co-director of People Unlimited and director for the Coalition for Radical Life Extension is busy and gearing up for another fantastic event, to be held in San Diego, CA, August 9-13th.
As the co-director of People Unlimited, and the director of the Coalition for Radical Life Extension, James Strole's work for RAADfest is heating up. Here he is interviewing Dr. Aubrey de Grey of SENS Research Foundation, on his upcoming presentation for RAADfest 2017. A quick preview of what he will be sharing of their great successes.
Joy of living is something I find many people take for granted. For physically immortal people it is a fundamental right, something to be grateful for and nurtured. We are alive and plan to stay that way forever. Taking the end from your life releases a true joy that cannot be compared to just the pursuit of happiness. Waking up every day with reasons to live and a purpose for your own existence is a wonderful thing. There is no real joy of living without opening to your physical immortality. A temporary lifespan is felt in the nervous system on a daily basis, causing mental disease and anxiety that manifests in multiple ways, some subtle and some as outright destruction. The cells of the body and the telomeres are responding to the message from the DNA that they only have so many times to replicate and each time with less energy and less lifespan. The mind is trying to cope daily on a deep level with its own mortality. This may not be experienced in the conscious awareness, but it is causing vast amounts of stress and coping behaviors that block the flow of life daily. How much energy can there really be left to experience freedom and joy of living?
I am thankful every day of forever that I have discovered who I am and have found people like myself, my own species. An alive body needs lots of alive stimulation and input to stir up the joy of living and that is where our togetherness comes in. My people and the life I live with them at People Unlimited are the basis of my joy of living. I am filled up with their love and inspiration. I am overflowing, with no end to the flow of life that I can experience. We don’t have to try to be joyful; we just have to get out of our own way. It is an innate response to living without death. True joy comes from within, not from “things” or content as such, although those automatically come along with daily enjoyment of creation. If you would love to experience this kind of joy, there is an open invitation for you to join us at a People Unlimited event. I hope to see you there soon.
Liz Parrish, CEO of BioViva, while speaking at People Unlimited, commented on how unusual it was for her to present her perspective on ending death to an entirely receptive audience. “I’m used to facing a lot of resistance,” she said, “and here I get nothing but agreement. I’m preaching to the choir.”
Parrish offered some fascinating insights on how aging and dying has changed already over the last 500 years. Especially well received was the formidable case she made for not accepting aging and death as normal. She also provided exciting news about emerging gene therapies that could radically alter how the disease of aging is treated.
Parrish’s presentation, held on Saturday March 21st, was the third of People Unlimited’s Leaders of Radical Life Extension speaker series. Previously, People Unlimited had hosted Max More, the founder of transhumanism, and Dr. Bill Andrews, leading telomere researcher.
In April, the Leaders of Radical Life Extension speaker series continues with Neal Vanderee of the science-based Church of Perpetual Life. In May, Natasha Vita-Moore, PhD will be our feature speaker. And in June, Aubrey De Grey will round out our speaker series, leading up to our Summer Celebration in Telluride.
People Unlimited supports a community where people can experience radical life extension and physical immortality as a comprehensive lifestyle, rather than an abstract idea. In twice weekly events, people gather to share their insight and inspiration about living without death right now. This does not in any way exclude the benefits of scientific developments to come. But it does recognize the power of intention in people, when we come together for a passionately felt purpose, to transcend limitations and manifest what might otherwise be impossible. The power of intention is apparent in every avenue of life. A patient’s best chance of recovery from illness, along with treatment, is to know they will recover. An entrepreneur must see his venture successful before that success may be fully assured. The basketball player has to feel he can make the shot, or he will certainly miss. It’s true that he might miss anyway, no matter how confident he is, but he certainly has a better chance to score if he thinks he will.
Why is this? Because actualization is a chemistry in the body – a highly personal formula of emotions, thoughts, reflexes, disciplines, choices and dreams that combine to enable us to go where we want to go and be who we want to be. This kind of “leap of faith” is particularly relevant to radical life extension and physical immortality, for which no past model exists, and which most people view as a fantasy.
However it’s almost impossible to sustain an authentic feeling that you can live forever on your own. The negative influence of society, family, media, personal setbacks and other factors are too great. For this reason, immortalists have been largely driven inward, sharing only their own company when it comes to their deepest ambitions for living. This helps explain why the culture at large is so ignorant and scared of the best thing that will ever happen to them – radical life extension -- because the people who know better have been isolated and muted.
A social laboratory of living
People Unlimited has flipped this equation. We gather to celebrate our immortality and to spur one another on to live more death-free every day. We recognize that death is not just an outcome at the end of a lifespan, it’s the sum total of damaging patterns, pathologies, experiences and choices that break down the human physiology over time. In the process, we’ve created a kind of social laboratory nurturing into being a new society, with a bias for joy over anxiety, energy over passivity, accountability rather than victimhood, connection instead of isolation, change over the status quo, and yes, an impassioned sensibility that we are here to stay.
Life presents many challenges – health challenges, financial challenges, emotional challenges. By declaring ourselves unlimited now, we commit and strengthen our resolve to meet any and all obstacles we might face. We feel even the immune system is boosted by taking this stand on an going basis. And what greater motivation can one have to seek more quality and clarity in one’s life on an on-going basis than living forever?
By connecting with other like-minded people, we’ve created an environment more suited to living forever. Guests often remark on the intensity of the energy they feel at People Unlimited events. But to us this energized state is simply the new normal, when we stop adhering to the reflexive suppression of a death-oriented society. For that matter, we’ve also evolved beyond the handshake to embracing one another, as a more appropriate greeting for people planning to spend forever together.
We’ve discovered that in the context of living forever, traditional social fault lines like income, religious/cultural/historic/racial differences, and ideological disagreements are rendered irrelevant. People Unlimited brings together people from four continents and all walks of life who find profound value in one another. In People Unlimited events in Israel, we have seen Jews and Germans fall into each other’s arms. We’ve realized that the concept of tolerance of differences is woefully inadequate; that in fact, these differences make us more whole and excited to be alive.
The new humanity of immortality
There is a big picture message we feel is vital to deliver – that, immortality, rather than being a dehumanizing element as Hollywood vampire stories suggest, in fact brings out the best in our humanity. It doesn’t just end death, it ends the separation between people; by neutralizing the inherent fear of death, immortality empowers us to open our hearts to people like never before. The toxicity of contemporary life is a serious threat to our health, and perhaps the greatest toxicity is that which comes from people.
This deathless passion, creates a whole new level of togetherness in which people are lifted by people, rather than brought down.
The movement for radical life extension is nothing if not the creation of our own future. At People Unlimited, we’ve tapped into the power of together to experience that the future is now. And it always has been. Embracing our immorality together has given us staying power. We’ve outlived an era, in the 70’s and 80’s, when longevity wasn’t even discussed, much less super-longevity. At that time, science for the most part, declared our intention an impossibility. We refused to allow ourselves to be defined by that science, and to our delight, we’ve entered a new era, in which we now have scientists seeing unlimited possibilities for the human form.
We’re connecting with the leading scientific lights of radical life extension, including Dr. Bill Andrews, Michael Fossel, and Aubrey De Grey, to cheer them on in their work and their outlook. At People Unlimited, we practice the power of togetherness to end death on a regular basis. Now we want all those who are truly dedicated to radical life extension to be energized and empowered by a new togetherness too. For this reason we are leading the formation of the Coalition for Radical Life Extension, which includes the above mentioned scientists, as well as entrepreneurs such as Bill Faloon and Elizabeth Parrish and thought leaders like Max More, David Kekich, Natasha Vita-More, Zoltan Istvan, and others. The purpose of the coalition is to boost all those involved by collaborating to promote a more positive perception of radical life extension among the public at large. This will help generate greater support for all our endeavors. It’s the power of togetherness to end death in action.
By James Strole and Bernadeane.
Dr. Max More to speak at People Unlimited Speaker series featuring leaders from the radical life extension movement
Dr. Max More, a leading proponent of radical life extension and the President of Alcor, will speak at People Unlimited on the subject of Super Longevity, on February 21st.
Max’s futuristic thinking on a wide range of subjects has earned him international acclaim. He founded the philosophy of transhumanism, authoring the transhumanist philosophy of extropy, and co-founded Extropy Institute. Since the start of 2011, he has served as President and CEO of the Alcor Life Extension Foundation, the world’s leading cryonics organization.
Ray Kurzweil, the famous author and inventor, has said of him: “Max More’s ideas are very influential among other “big thinkers,” who in turn are influence leaders themselves. Max’s writings represent well grounded science futurism, and reflect a sophisticated understanding of technology trends and how these trends are likely to develop during this coming century.”
People Unlimited is excited to host Max, following up the very successful presentation by Dr. Bill Andrews on his cutting edge Telomere research. Both are part of our continuing guest speaker series featuring leading voices from the cutting edge of radical life extension.
This will be a fascinating day for all those interested in radical life extension and physical immortality. Be sure to attend.
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Changing the conversation: Coalition for Radical Life Extension
People Unlimited is helping to form a new coalition of leaders in radical life extension and physical immortality, in order to join our forces together to help galvanize greater public understanding, excitement and support for radical life extension. Already, James Strole and Bernadeane of People Unlimited have been joined by leading scientists Aubrey De Grey, and Dr. Bill Andrews, as well as transhumanist philosopher Max More, futurist Natasha Vita-More, Bioviva CEO Liz Parrish, Life Extension CEO Bill Faloon, and David Kekich, founder of the Maximum Life Foundation, among others.
The Coalition’s vision is to bring about a major cultural shift in how radical life extension is viewed by the public at large.
“The only reason people may be against radical life extension and physical immortality is that they do not really understand it”, says James Strole, President of People Unlimited. “We’re bringing together leaders in the field in order to focus our resources to help get the word out about what is really happening, and how positive the implications are for every single human being.”
The Coalition on Radical Life Extension, the first ever coalition of its kind, will reach out to all those interested in radical life extension in order to energize and unite them as the vanguard of a new era of unlimited living.
“It’s so important for people to start feeling the true value and importance of human life,” says Bernadeane. “Every death is a tragedy and the sooner we come together, the sooner we can stop it.”
The coalition will plan and host events that will help change the conversation on radical life extension and physical immortality. This will help boost and accelerate a wide array of developments, from scientific research to social and psychological breakthroughs, to intellectual and artistic expression.
People Unlimited hosts biggest screening yet of "The Immortalists"
According to our good friend, Dr. Bill Andrews, yesterday’s screening of the documentary, The Immortalists, hosted by People Unlimited at the Harkins 101 Theater, was the biggest one he’s been to yet. And he’s attended about fifty of them.
The screening drew over 200 people who learned more about the leading edge work being done to cure aging by Bill Andrews and Aubrey De Grey. Afterward, Bill answered questions and spoke briefly about the in-depth presentation he will do at People Unlimited tonight. [For more information about this, click here.]
It was a great night for promoting radical life extension and physical immortality in Scottsdale. Our thanks to the excellent staff at Harkins for helping to make it happen. To keep up with all our activities and events on radical life extension and physical immortality, be sure to get on our mailing list.
New Year’s Launch Kicks Off the New Year with passion, insight and leading edge science The People Unlimited New Year’s Launch, our weeklong winter event, was a tremendous success. This in-depth exploration of radical life extension and physical immortality featured penetrating expressions by James Strole, Bernadeane and others, ushering in what we are experiencing to be an exciting new era of movement.
The event also featured live video presentations by such leading lights of radical life extension as gerontologist Aubrey De Grey, professor of clinical medicine Michael Fossel and David Kekich, founder of the Maximum Life Foundation. Kekich provided insights on how we can embrace radical life extension today, as well as his plans to leverage artificial intelligence to accelerate anti-aging research. De Gray updated us on his expanding efforts, including a new SENS Research Foundation facility in the San Jose area. Fossil spoke in detail about recent developments in molecular biology with direct implications for curing aging, including telomere research.
In embracing unlimited living, the New Year’s Launch explored a range of subjects, including personal health, prosperity, relationships and the prospects of emerging scientific innovations. As always, members shared their personal challenges and expansions in an atmosphere of unequivocal caring and support. In addition, the entertainment performed by PUI members, including singing, dancing, and acting, was outstanding.
In all, it was a profoundly enriching time together, made all the more so by the presence of out of town members, who normally connect with us only via live streaming. It’s powerful when unlimited people come together to focus on expanding both as individuals and collectively. Be sure to attend our next weeklong event, the Summer Celebration, which this year will be held in stunningly beautiful Peaks Resort in Telluride Colorado.
People Unlimited to Host Dr. Bill Andrews for an in-depth exploration of radical life extension
In keeping with its commitment to raise public awareness about radical life extension and physical immortality, People Unlimited is hosting a special evening with Dr. Bill Andrews, the leading anti-aging researcher, on Friday, January 9th at 7.30, at the People Unlimited Center:
People Unlimited Inc. McDowell Mountain Business Park 9380 E Bahia Dr, Ste A101 Scottsdale, AZ 85260
Bill will share his most current findings on telomere study. In addition, James Strole and Bernadeane will speak on the psychological and sociological implications of radical life extension and physical immortality.
This exciting and informative evening will follow an exclusive screening of the new documentary The Immortalists, hosted by People Unlimited at the Harkins 101 Cinema in Scottsdale on January 8th at 7:30 pm. The Immortalists focuses on the leading edge research being conducted on radical life extension and physical immortality by Bill Andrews and Aubrey De Grey.
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David Kekich to Speak Radical Life Extension at New Year’s Launch, December 27th at 12pm MST.
David Kekich, founder of the Maximum Life Foundation, will speak via Skype at People Unlimited upcoming New Year’s Launch event. David is a leading advocate of radical life extension and physical immortality, and the author of Smart, Strong and Sexy at 100, where he writes:
“Someday we will look back on history with no personal understanding or empathy for human aging and how it once ravaged bodies and minds … That someday may well be in your personal future.”
He is known for having widely researched the very latest on ant-aging technology, radical life extension, and speaks on the subject in laymen’s terms.
David will add to an already loaded weeklong event of inspiration and insight on living without limitation. Be sure to get in on all the nourishment and expansion that will be happening. The New Year’s Launch runs from December 25th through the 31st, concluding with a fantastic New Year’s Eve party.
To register for the New Year’s Launch, click here.