Silicon Valley

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"Silicon Valley Is Trying to Make Humans Immortal—and Finding Some Success" - 2015[1]

Silicon Valley is a nickname for the southern portion of the San Francisco Bay in California. It is home to many largest high-tech corporations and thousands of startup companies. It is arguably the transhumanist-style life extensionist capital of the world.

Key people

Highly notable names all based around Silicon Valley include:

Two of the few major names outside of Silcon Valley are Canadian clothing entrepreneur Peter Nygård and the Russian billionaire Dmitry Itskov.

Reception

This very association has come under scrutiny due to critics who are concerned about its potential for oligarchy and treating transhumanism as a religion:[7]

It’s not surprising that transhumanism is popular amongst the Californian techno-elite; the idea that technology is a wholly positive force unfolding with its own inevitable logic is one that is very comforting to those who benefit the most from the current arrangements. Transhumanism is, in effect, the state religion of Californian techno-neoliberalism, and like all state religions its purpose is to justify the power of the incumbents.

- Professor Richard Jones

Businesses

Silicon Valley the TV show parodies the gholish nature parabiosis and the industry's (specifically Peter Thiel's)[8] obsession with longevity.[9]

In addition to be being the information technology centre of the world, Silicon Valley is home to a great many biotechnology startups such as Calico, as well as more overt life extensionist organisations such as SENS.

Alcor cryonics is relatively nearby in Scottsdale, Arizona.

A short story

"Silicon Valley will solve our problems via tech," she repeated from under the rubble, as the dueling plutocrats' Warbots ravaged the city - via Twitter[10]

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