On this podcast episode, we discuss a subject that mankind has been fascinated by for thousands for years - immortality.
1. Can humans even achieve immortality?
2. What biological and technological advancements would be needed to theoretically get to that stage?
3. Dr. Cordeiro makes some predictions on where we can reverse aging
José Luis Cordeiro got his bachelors and masters at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). He is an engineer, a futurist and economist. His book la muerte de la muerte has been an international best seller in many countries.
At present, he is chair of the Venezuelan Node of the Millennium Project, Visiting Research Fellow at the Institute of Developing Economies (IDE – JETRO) in Tokyo, Japan, and Founding Faculty and Energy Advisor at Singularity University (SU) in NASA Ames Research Park, Silicon Valley, California, USA. He is also an independent consultant, writer, researcher, professor and “tireless traveler”. He has lectured as an Invited Professor at several major institutions, from MIT in the USA and Sophia University (上智大学) in Japan to the Institute for Higher Studies in Administration (IESA) and the Central University of Venezuela (UCV), where he created the first formal courses of Futures Studies (“Prospectiva”) and the Austrian School of Economics in Venezuela.
Thanks to his extensive work in technological foresight, futures studies, globalization, economic integration, long-term development, energy, education and monetary policy, Mr. Cordeiro has authored and coauthored several books. He has written more than 10 books and co-written over 20 more in five languages, including sections of the "State of the Future" with the Millennium Project.