The Immortality Hustle

Silicon Valley’s quest to achieve eternal life is pure quackery. But it reveals much about the antidemocratic pathologies of the global superrich.

Illustration by Gaurab Thakali

In 2017, writer and media theorist Douglas Rushkoff received an unusual invitation to speak at a luxury resort. Offered a generous commission and a vague but innocuous-sounding prompt — “the future of technology” — Rushkoff arrived at the appointed time expecting to find a Davos-esque gathering of a few hundred investment bankers ready to pick his brain about predictable […]

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