As immortality is the negation of mortality —not dying or not being subject to death —it has been a subject of fascination to mankind since at least the beginning of history. The Epic of Gilgamesh, one of the first literary works, dating back at least to the 22nd century BCE, is primarily a quest of a hero seeking to become immortal. [2 ] What form an unending human life would take, or whether the soul exists and possesses immortality, has been a major point of focus of religion, as well as the subject of speculation, fantasy, and debate.
* The Methuselah Foundation Aubrey de Grey['s non-profit organization *
** KurzweilAI.net Ray Kurzweil resource site **
*** Immortality Online News feeds on immortality and human life extension ***
**** Pimm - Partial immortalization Blog of Tulane research scientist Attila Chordash ***BiologicalGerontology.com Chris Smelick's Biogerontology site ***
** Vitae Institute Chris Smelick's non-profit organization **
* Immortality Institute Scientific and sociological discussions, activism, research *