The laughter has died down? Good. It was modern medicine — not religion — that created the hard evidence for credible near-death experiences.
As a plot element, a popular show about a family-owned media empire hints at the desire to live forever.
Would living forever in a utopian technological society really be as great as the transhumanists insist?
Of course, Zhavoronkov’s lab is in China — the land where medical and other ethics might go to die.
A life of meaning is what we truly need, and perhaps what we most deeply desire.