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Is centenarian democratization our near future?

Jean-Pierre Fillard's Longevity in the 2.0 World: Would Centenarians Become a Commonplace?

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Have you ever wondered how does the digital age affect our longevity? What effect new technologies and knowledge advances have on our life?

Jean-Pierre Fillard's newest book, Longevity in the 2.0 World: Would Centenarians Become Commonplace? provides an in-depth summary and analysis of the issues related to the growing life expectancy in the digital age. The technological advances and knowledge available easily in the 21st century underline the relevance of topics such as rejuvenation, juvenescence and aging reversal. Following the 20th and 21st century's discoveries in medicine and recent technological developments, we have entered a new age. Genetics, Biology, Artificial Intelligence and Big Data are at the heart of today's discussions centred around the longevity, where the increased life expectancy results from the changes in our way of living in a larger collective society.

This challenging and insightful book investigates the ideology and theory behind the longevity in the 21st century through questioning whether the current breakthroughs in science and technology mean that we all have a power to become centenarians, instead of only some individuals being favoured by the nature.

What does it mean for the future generations? How will it affect life expectancy within different societies? How do new learning 'intelligent' machines affect humans' place and their longevity in the world? These newly raised issues are discussed in detail by Jean-Pierre Fillard in Longevity in the 2.0 World.

Longevity in the 2.0 World is a book for anyone interested in aging within the digital era. The book is divided into three main parts, each dealing with the specific part of the topic - Part I: Where Does That Come From?, Part II: Medicine and Longevity, and Part III: Implications and Issues. Written in an accessible style and divided into different subtopics of the discussed subject in Jean-Pierre Fillard's book creates a clear narrative for those interested in the effects of modern technologies on longevity and changing lifestyle.

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Longevity in the 2.0 World: Would Centenarians Become Commonplace? retails for US$68 / £60 (hardback) and US$38 / £35 (paperback). To order or know more about the book, visit http://www.worldscientific.com/worldscibooks/10.1142/11304.

About the Author

Jean-Pierre Fillard specialises in solid state electronics, having done research in the subject for three decades. Since his retirement in 1998, he developed interest in the interchange between evolution and technology in the 2.0 World. He had published previously published amongst others Is Man to Survive Science? (Word Scientific Publishing, 2015) and Brain vs Computer (World Scientific Publishing, 2017), both dealing with the challenges of the 21st century. He is scheduled to release another book on a similar topic, Transhumanism: A Realistic Future? in 2020.

About World Scientific Publishing Co.

World Scientific Publishing is a leading international independent publisher of books and journals for the scholarly, research and professional communities. World Scientific collaborates with prestigious organisations like the Nobel Foundation and US National Academies Press to bring high quality academic and professional content to researchers and academics worldwide. The company publishes about 600 books and over 140 journals in various fields annually. To find out more about World Scientific, please visit http://www.worldscientific.com.

For more information, contact Jessica Clot at jclot@wspc.co.uk.

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