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'Singularity' movement seeks human immortality

• Terrence Aym
During the first decade of the 21st Century the drive to achieve human immortality has picked up steam. Some see the achievement of immortality by 2050 at the latest. A number of ideas now exist concerning bridging the gap between a finite lifespan and one with a trajectory that never ends. Now the formal recognition of a movement towards immortality has arrived. The movement has been in existence for decades, but has never had a name. TIME staff and editors have christened the proponents of life everlasting as the "Singularitists."