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Current Aging Science
ISSN (Print): 1874-6098
ISSN (Online): 1874-6128
VOLUME: 7
ISSUE: 1
DOI: 10.2174/1874609807666140521111107









Cosmological Immortality: How to Eliminate Aging on a Universal Scale

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Author(s): Clement Vidal
Pages 3-8 (6)
Abstract:
The death of our universe is as certain as our individual death. Some cosmologists have elaborated models which would make the cosmos immortal. In this paper, I examine them as cosmological extrapolations of immortality narratives that civilizations have developed to face death anxiety. I first show why cosmological death should be a worry, then I briefly examine scenarios involving the notion of soul or resurrection on a cosmological scale. I discuss in how far an intelligent civilization could stay alive by engaging in stellar, galactic and universal rejuvenation. Finally, I argue that leaving a cosmological legacy via universe making is an inspiring and promising narrative to achieve cosmological immortality.
Keywords:
Cosmology, fate of the universe, immortality, stellar rejuvenation.
Affiliation:
Center Leo Apostel, Global Brain Institute, Evolution, Complexity and Cognition group, Vrije Universiteit Brussel (Free University of Brussels), Krijgskundestraat 33, 1160 Brussels, Belgium.