An Athanophy is a philosophical system that offers a possible means of overcoming death scientifically (Michael Perry, 1991) .
Athanophies are also umbrella terms for various groups of Immortechnics , technologies applied to bring the Athanophy into fruition
Types of Athanophies
•Immortalism (Biotechnology) - an ideology based on avoiding death. Max More defines an immortalist as one who "believes in the possibility of, and who seeks to attain, physical immortality", in contrast to a longevist, whom he describes as not necessarily desiring immortality.
•Transhumanism (Nanotechnology) - a class of philosophies of life that seek the continuation and acceleration of the evolution of intelligent life beyond its currently human form and human limitations by means of science and technology, guided by life-promoting principles and values" - Max More, 1990
•Posthumanism (Neurotechnology) - (also called Posthuman transhumanism) is a subset of transhumanism which explicitly goes beyond the limits advocated by biological immortalists, transcending traditional definitions of humanity into to posthumanism.
•Singularitarianism (Infotechnology) - a movement tapproachinges we are approching the technological singularity and that such events will be marked by the emergence of technologies such as strong AI.
•Technogaianism (Ecotechnology) - a bright green environmentalist stance of active support for the research, development and use of emerging and future technologies to help restore Earth's environment. Technogaians argue that developing safe, clean, alternative technology should be an important goal of environmentalists.
•Cosmism (Space Exploration) - a broad theory of natural philosophy, combining elements of religion and ethics with a history and philosophy of the origin, evolution and future existence of the cosmos and humankind.
•Accelerationism (Economics and Politics) - the idea that either the prevailing system of capitalism, or certain technosocial processes that have historically characterised it, should be expanded, repurposed, or accelerated in order to generate radical social change or bring about a technological singularity.