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Briefing: Spiritual Immortality – Who wants to live forever?

Silicon Valley’s billionaires may have invested in science and tech companies exploring the possibility of achieving eternal life, but only one fifth of people in Britain want to live forever. In the second of a series of 3 Religion Media Centre briefings on AI, Rosie Dawson explores the question of what makes us human. The discussion is based on research by the Theos think tank into the relationship between science and religion and the panel includes:

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Report: Who wants to live forever (apart from billionaires?)

 “The more we talk about death, when we talk about immortality, the more we talk about fear, terror, of death, terror of pain, and therefore bring, I hope, meaning to our day-to-day life.”

– Rabbi Laura Janner-Klausner


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