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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 272 pages
  • Publisher: Basic Books (August 23, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0465019668
  • ASIN: B008SMB56A
  • Product Dimensions: 6.1 x 2.3 x 9.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 10.4 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (42 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,195,922 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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New Scientist
“[B]rilliant…. [T]he chapters devoted to advances in regenerative medicine and the search for interventions that slow ageing are exhilarating. Growing new limbs, copying internal organs like a Xerox machine, exponential increases in computing power, better eyes and ears—I could read stories like this endlessly. We need such vision to help carry the science forward, and some of the most exciting advances in the scientific study of ageing are forthcoming. Arrison paints a realistic picture of the science driving the next longevity revolution, and makes the case that, if we play our cards right, humanity will reap huge dividends for the effort. In that way, this book is the most comprehensive treatment of the socioeconomic consequences of life extension that I’ve seen…. [T]he costs and benefits of life extension and, more importantly, health extension, are subjects in desperate need of open dialogue, and Arrison begins this process with elegance and style.”

Wall Street Journal
“Ms. Arrison entertainingly chronicles efforts to conquer aging and death from antiquity to today. Food, sex, exercise and alchemy have all been employed to keep the grim reaper at bay. But technology offers the most plausible route, she says, noting that biology and computing are drawing ever closer together with the sequencing of the human genome…. [Her] sunny outlook is infectious.”
 
Singularity Hub
“Easy to read, and easy to understand, 100+ walks you through the incredible achievements in regenerative medicine we’ve already seen, projects them forward, and discusses the changes in environment, economy, family, and religion that will follow…. Arrison states her case strongly enough to convince almost anyone, and in a style that will be as accessible to your techno-phobic Uncle Walter as it is to your computer loving self.”
 
Garry Kasparov
“At a time when companies think only of quarterly results and politicians do not look beyond the next election, Sonia Arrison provides a fascinating look at the very long view. If mankind focuses its energy, there is no limit to our lives—or our lifespans.”
 
Aubrey de Grey, Ph.D.; chief science officer, SENS Foundation
“Arrison has crafted an eminently readable and informative survey of the state of play in the crusade against humanity’s oldest and greatest foe. By educating readers about both the science and the social context of the quest to postpone age-related ill-health, she has surely hastened the development of such therapies, and thereby saved many thousands of lives.”
 
George Church, Professor of Genetics, Harvard Medical School
“This much-needed book beautifully integrates the history and science (even genomics) of extending our healthy years. Arrison presents the latest of diverse data types in a very clear and engaging manner. I can hardly wait for a potential sequel—200 Plus, anyone?”
 
Matt Ridley, author of The Rational Optimist
“Sonia Arrison’s brilliant account of how and why we will all soon get the chance to live much longer, healthier and more fulfilling lives is thoroughly researched, persuasively argued, elegantly written and rationally uplifting. This is an important and lively book.”
 
Peter H. Diamandis, MD, Chairman/CEO, X PRIZE Foundation and Chairman/Co-Founder, Singularity University
“Exponentially growing technologies such as biotech, artificial intelligence, and nanosciences are rapidly deciphering the source code for human beings. I have every expectation that this biological information will yield effective longevity strategies and therapies within the next few decades. Such fountains of youth will impact all aspects of our lives and our society. Arrison’s book is a must read for anyone thinking about the future.”
 
Washington Independent Review of Books
“The final chapter makes … 100 Plus must reading for anyone who wants to have a voice.”
 
Singularity Weblog 
“The book is very well researched and deals with the most profound implications of life-extension and super-longevity…. Despite its complex topic, advanced scientific matter and hefty goals, it manages to weave the narrative in a very accessible, easy to understand and deeply engaging way. At the same time, providing a number of illuminating, counter-intuitive conclusions that only a deep, unprejudiced and honest researcher can reach.”
 
Huffington Post
100 Plus lays out the lifespan conundrum in engaging detail…. The book is chock full of stories featuring new medical and technological innovation.”
 
Ben Goertzel, h+ 
“I have to congratulate Sonia Arrison on putting together a book that is both highly accessible to newbies with no prior background in transhumanist thinking or longevity research, and also richly interesting to those of us who have [been] playing in these regions of conceptual space for a long time…. Combining common sense with appropriate invocations of rigorous research and statistics, Arrison provides the most systematic refutations I’ve seen of the standard anti-longevity arguments….  Step by step, and in an invariably good-natured and friendly way, she demolishes these arguments, making a solid case that increased healthspan is likely improve rather than degrade our emotional health and family lives and enhance our careers and economies…. I would…recommend it to anyone…who is interested in a broader understanding of the world as it’s unfolding.”
 
Bookworm Sez
“[D]eep and deeply fascinating. If you want something that will tickle your imagination with enticing what-ifs, in fact, then nothing could hold a candle to this book.”

The Futurist
“Audiences of all kinds will find 100 Plus to be a thoughtful and stimulating discussion.”

About the Author

Sonia Arrison is a founder, academic advisor, and trustee at Singularity University, located in Mountain View, CA.  She is also a senior fellow at the Pacific Research Institute (PRI) and a columnist for TechNewsWorld.  As a frequent media contributor and guest, her work has appeared on CNN and in the Los Angeles Times, New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and USA Today.  She lives in the San Francisco Bay Area.


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Sonia Arrison is a founder, academic advisor, and trustee at Singularity University, located in Mountain View, CA. She is also a senior fellow at the Pacific Research Institute (PRI) and a columnist for TechNewsWorld. As a frequent media contributor and guest, her work has appeared on CNN and in the Los Angeles Times, New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and USA Today. She lives in the San Francisco Bay Area.

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It's easy reading and very informative.
Zoltan Istvan
I read this book on Kindle, then immediately sent a hard copy to my son (also a science fan) as a gift.
Ruth K Smith
Arrison does a great job navigating the science, politics, and societal impact of greater longevity.
Auren Hoffman

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18 of 20 people found the following review helpful By Auren Hoffman on August 17, 2011
Format: Hardcover
There are thousands of books concerned with the singularity and how to live forever. And there is a lot of controversy around life extension. Arrison does a great job navigating the science, politics, and societal impact of greater longevity. In first world countries, the number one killer of people is not starvation, sexually transmitted disease, or accidents. The number one killer of people is old age. I was impressed how Arrison got into the guts of the conversation and discusses the benefits and also the detriments of life extension. If we do move to a world where we are living significantly longer, society will likely radically change. Marriage, contracts, entitlement obligations, jobs, education, religious beliefs, and more may all be be altered in the new world. Highly recommend 100+ by Sonia Arrison ... it made me think.
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19 of 22 people found the following review helpful By Saar on August 18, 2011
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I have been fascinated about aging for a long time since I took some biochemistry classes back in college. This book is totally fascinating and has me thinking very differently about what happens to our society and lives in a world where we all live longer. Unlike many books about aging, I love that this book addresses some of the non-obvious issues around aging that I had never considered.
Totally fascinating and HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!
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16 of 19 people found the following review helpful By David Gobel on August 24, 2011
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The best thing about 100+ is that it documents the increases in healthy longevity that are already happening right now. Refreshingly, it treats widely held cultural and religious values with legitimate respect, without resorting to the typical elitist/dismissive tone others have taken. 100+ carefully covers new ground on topics that I've not seen covered in detail before - such as how longevity will affect the future of childbearing and the family - based on little known trends and science happening right now. This book is also the best survey of the field of life extension to date, giving useful and actionable insights on such topics as population growth, the environment, economics, medical trials and advances in biotech without burdening the reader with red-herring issues like immortality or demonizing the "opposition".

The book is an easy and compelling read and even though I've read extensively on the subject, each page of 100+ offers up new facts with real value - no filler or arm waving here! Highly recommended.

David Gobel
CEO
Methuselah Foundation
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Book Fanatic TOP 500 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on October 30, 2011
Format: Hardcover
This book is not like many others a how-to of anti-aging. It doesn't provide any practical advice at all. Further it is mostly not about the science of anti-aging or the evidence that we, as the author claims, are on the cusp of a real revolution in human life-extension. I agree with her assessment of that. In fact there is only one 27 page chapter on the science involved. What this book is about are the social issues that will arise as dramatic life-extension occurs. I want to make sure potential readers understand what they are getting.

With that out of the way I do think the author has provided an excellent overview of the subject. The life-extension revolution that is about to occur is something that I don't think we are prepared for, nor are most people more than vaguely aware of it. The author provides a very interesting read on the subject. Her chapters include the following:

Humankind's Eternal Quest for the Fountain of Youth
How Science and Technology Will Increase Life Span
Mother Nature and the Longevity Revolution
The Longevity Divide: Does Living Longer Mean Living Better?
The Changing Face of Family
The Financial Implications of Longevity
The Afterlife Versus a Longer Life: Religion in the Age of Longevity
Leadership for a Longer-Lived World
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Benjamin Goertzel on October 22, 2011
Format: Hardcover
As a long-time immortalist and longevity researcher, I opened up Sonia Arrison's new book "100 Plus: How the Coming Age of Longevity Will Change Everything, From Careers and Relationships to Family and Faith" with some trepidation. First of all, I already know a lot about the topic, so I reckoned I had little to learn from a popular treatment like this. Secondly, from my own radical futurist point of view, living 100+ years is not that exciting -- I'm more psyched about 1000+ or 100000+, or better yet breaking out of the whole restrictive linear time axis altogether!

But actually I enjoyed the book very much, and I have to congratulate Sonia Arrison on putting together a book that is both highly accessible to newbies with no prior background in transhumanist thinking or longevity research, and also richly interesting to those of us who have playing in these regions of conceptual space for a long time. The main concepts in the book are indeed things I've been familiar with for a long time

* There is a host of rapidly accelerating technologies with the apparent capability of dramatically extending human healthspan

* Most likely, human psychology and society will adapt to dramatically increased human healthspan as it occurs, so that it will be experienced primarily as a Good Thing rather than as something traumatic or troublesome

However, the book is packed with a sufficient number of interesting informational tidbits, that I found it well worth reading in spite of my general familiarity with the biology, psychology and sociology of radical longevity.
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