G. Stolyarov II
August 4, 2014
I am pleased to announce significant progress for The Longevity Meme Folding@home team – a group of volunteers who donate their computing power to perform protein-folding simulations that could one day result in cures for major diseases and the lengthening of human lifespans.
Statistics for the full month of July 2014 show significant improvement compared to both May and June – a total of 3,957,851 points earned by team members, up from 2,368,216 in June (a 67.1% increase) and from 1,624,448 in May (a 143.6% increase). The number of workunits processed has risen even more astronomically, from 1,396 in May to 1,963 in June, to 7,814 in July – a near-quadrupling in one month. Here is a summary of monthly production for The Longevity Meme team from the Extreme Overclocking statistics page. The increase is attributable to a rise in active member participation. Many previously active members have resumed folding, and new contributors have joined us. My offering of five tiers of Open Badges for contributors who reach certain point thresholds has attracted at least one user thus far – RonnyR (Ronny Risøen), whom I would like to thank for his tremendous contribution thus far – nearly 2.5 million points in just three months! He is The Longevity Meme team’s most rapid producer at present. Other substantial contributions during the recent months were made by users ralmcruz, TMichael, Gennady Stolyarov II (myself), LongandLasting, Volcanic, dreilopz, and sigma957. All of these users have earned Open Badges for their work and should contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org so that I could send them a code for claiming their badges.
Participation in protein-folding initiatives such as Folding@home is an excellent way to promote the message of indefinite life extension and to personally accelerate the advent of research breakthroughs that could actually lengthen our lives. We have made impressive strides forward, but we still need additional contributors to raise The Longevity Meme team’s ranking on the Folding@home leaderboard and thereby raise the prominence and reach of life-extension ideas. Join us today!
G. Stolyarov II
June 8, 2014
I am pleased to offer five levels of Open Badges as rewards for contributing computing power to the Folding@home project at http://folding.stanford.edu/, which enables anyone in the world to devote computational resources to protein-folding simulations that help advance the fight against a multitude of diseases – such as Alzheimer’s Disease, Parkinson’s Disease, and many cancers. The Longevity Meme Folding@home team seeks to promote increased participation in Folding@home as one way to combat disease and help dramatically lengthen human lifespans within our lifetimes, with the goal of enabling humans to live lives without any upper limit.
These badges were designed by the artist and illustrator Wendy Stolyarov and is issued by The Rational Argumentator, in conjunction with LongeCity and the Longevity Meme Folding@home team.
You can store these digital badges and share them via Mozilla Backpack to display your achievements to others. The following are the qualifying criteria for each badge:
● Level 1: 5,000 points earned on Folding@home;
● Level 2: 10,000 points earned on Folding@home;
● Level 3: 50,000 points earned on Folding@home;
● Level 4: 100,000 points earned on Folding@home;
● Level 5: 500,000 points earned on Folding@home.
To request a badge, simply send an e-mail to email@example.com. Include your user name on Folding@home so that your points earned could be verified. You can earn a badge no matter what team you are on, if any, as everyone’s commitment of resources to the protein-folding effort helps the prospects of indefinite life extension. However, you are also encouraged to join The Longevity Meme team in order to help improve its ranking and raise public awareness of the effort life-extension activists are putting into the fight against disease.
Mr. Stolyarov provides an update and call to action regarding his effort to Help Teach 1000 Kids That Death is Wrong.
Two days remain until the April 23, 2014, deadline for fundraising for the effort to spread 1000 paperback copies of Death is Wrong to children, free of cost to them. Contribute today to help broaden the reach of this culturally transformative illustrated children’s book on indefinite life extension.
As of April 21, 2014, $3,620 have been raised in this flexible-funding campaign, and $1,380 remain to reach the $5,000 target.
- At least 725 books will be shipped in total.
- 140 have been shipped already to longevity activists in the US, UK, Mexico, Poland, India, and Indonesia.
- 133 books are ready to be shipped upon request.
The Kindle version of “Death is Wrong” is free to download through April 22, 2014. Get it here.
Get your copy today and refer as many children as you can to the link.
The impact of Death is Wrong is just beginning to occur!
BBC Future – “How to live forever” – Article by Frank Swain – April 21, 2014
Viral Global News – “Indefinite Lifespans Are Possible in Our Lifetimes” – Article by Gennady Stolyarov II -April 21, 2014
The Future And You – Discussion Between Stephen Euin Cobb and Gennady Stolyarov II
– Part 1 – http://traffic.libsyn.com/thefutureandyou/TFAY_2014_4_2.mp3
– Part 2 – http://traffic.libsyn.com/thefutureandyou/TFAY_2014_4_9.mp3
LongeCity Now – Justin Loew Interviews Gennady and Wendy Stolyarov – http://www.longecity.org/media/LongeCityPodcast_Stolyarov2014_A01.mp3
G. Stolyarov II
April 16, 2014
Justin Loew of LongeCity recently interviewed me and my wife Wendy Stolyarov regarding our illustrated children’s book Death is Wrong and our Indiegogo campaign to spread this book to 1000 children, free of cost to them. The audio broadcast of our excellent conversation has been posted on this thread on the LongeCity forum. Here is a link to the MP3 file: http://www.longecity.org/media/LongeCityPodcast_Stolyarov2014_A01.mp3.
Mr. Stolyarov discusses the progress of the Indiegogo campaign to spread “Death is Wrong” to 1000 children, free of cost to them.
Number of books shipped so far: 79
Number of books that can be shipped immediately upon request: 111
Number of books that can be shipped in total, via the funds raised: 545
Donate today to the fundraiser to Help Teach 1000 Kids That Death is Wrong.
New reward tier for $2,300 donation:
In addition to the rewards of the previous tiers (signed copy of “Death is Wrong”, personalized article about the contributor, and a portrait of the contributor by Wendy Stolyarov, in the style of the philosophers depicted in “Death is Wrong”), I will write 9 articles on the subjects of the contributor’s choice – at least 1500 words in length each. The articles would be created at least monthly once the fundraiser goal is met.
– Death is Wrong on Amazon
* Paperback version
* Kindle version
– Death is Wrong Official Home Page
– “Spreading the Word That Death is Wrong” – Article by Gennady Stolyarov II
– Death is Wrong Book Trailer – Video by Peter Caramico
Instructions for Longevity Activists to Request Copies of Death is Wrong
– Send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org
– Provide your name, your mailing address, a statement of your support for indefinite life extension, and a brief description of your plan to spread the book to children in your local area. Remember that all copies received pursuant to this initiative would need to be offered to children free of charge (as gifts or reading opportunities) and may not be resold.
– Provide the number of copies of Death is Wrong that you are requesting.
– Preferably, provide an indication that you would be willing to send photographs of the books that have been delivered to you as well as events where you will be distributing the books.
Produced by Peter Caramico,
Narrated by Gennady Stolyarov II and Wendy Stolyarov
April 1, 2014
LongeCity Outreach Support Introduction, Followed by Main Video
Death is Wrong Book Trailer – Main Video
Peter Caramico, a filmmaker and advocate of life extension and cryonics has, in affiliation with LongeCity, developed a beautiful outreach video for Death is Wrong. The video is narrated by me and my wife and illustrator Wendy Stolyarov and utilizes some of the art from the book, along with additional inspiring images. You can see the video here on Peter’s Cryonics Culture video channel. Watch and spread this video – a wonderful work of art in its own right!
Support my Indiegogo fundraiser to spread copies of Death is Wrong to 1000 children, free of cost to them.