Latest By
Category:


Armor
Artificial Intelligence
Biology
Clothing
Communication
Computers
Culture
Data Storage
Displays
Engineering
Entertainment
Food
Input Devices
Lifestyle
Living Space
Manufacturing
Material
Media
Medical
Miscellaneous
Robotics
Security
Space Tech
Spacecraft
Surveillance
Transportation
Travel
Vehicle
Virtual Person
Warfare
Weapon
Work

" I think that computers today allow us one last opportunity to provide something like a level playingfield in America."
- William Gibson

Anti-Gerasone  
  Cheap immortality comes to your neighborhood convenience store.  

People have explored the idea of living forever for, well, forever. Everyone past their twenties wants to look younger. The Fountain of Youth tantalizes all of us who made it past our twenties.

In this excerpt from Tomorrow and Tomorrow and Tomorrow two young scamps barely in their triple digits plot to gain control of their family assets.

"Sometimes I get so mad, I feel like just up and diluting his anti-gerasone," said Em.

"That'd be against Nature, Em," said Lou, "it'd be murder. Besides, if he caught us tinkering with his anti-gerasone, not only would he disinherit us, he'd bust my neck. Just because he's one hundred and seventy-two doesn't mean Gramps isn't strong as a bull."

From Tomorrow and Tomorrow and Tomorrow, by Kurt Vonnegut, Jr..
Published by Collier's in 1954
Additional resources -

A warm humanity is clearly evident in these early stories by Kurt Vonnegut; don't miss them.

So, how are we doing? At the turn of the twentieth century, Americans lived to about 58 on the average. At the turn of the twenty-first century, men are expected to live to about 74 on the average; women to 78.

How long will you live? and will you look younger? See The Living to 100 Life Expectancy Calculator to find out.

Comment/Join this discussion ( 7 ) | RSS/XML | Blog This |

Additional resources:
  More Ideas and Technology from Tomorrow and Tomorrow and Tomorrow
  More Ideas and Technology by Kurt Vonnegut, Jr.
  Tech news articles related to Tomorrow and Tomorrow and Tomorrow
  Tech news articles related to works by Kurt Vonnegut, Jr.

Articles related to Medical
Biotech Firms Raised $Millions For Anti-Agathics (Longevity Drugs)
Medical Tattoos Are STILL Being Researched
Rise Of Skywalker Could Trigger Epileptic Seizures
Injectable Magnetic Fluid Slows Bleeding, Aids Magneto

Want to Contribute an Item? It's easy:
Get the name of the item, a quote, the book's name and the author's name, and Add it here.

<Previous
Next>

Google
  Web TechNovelgy.com   

 

 

Technovelgy (that's tech-novel-gee!) is devoted to the creative science inventions and ideas of sf authors. Look for the Invention Category that interests you, the Glossary, the Invention Timeline, or see what's New.

 

 

 

 

More News

Trash Sorting AI Robot Presages Skynet, Thanks A Lot
Keep your head down, Kyle Reese.

Electric Unicycle Is A Tumblebug
'A tumblebug does not give a man dignity, since it is about the size and shape of a kitchen stool, gyro-stabilized on a single wheel.'

Another Soil Bacterium Eats Plastic
'...the plastic was dissolved before his eyes.'

reLive Memorial Come Back As A Tree
'It was time - time to go again. She touched the leaf. She was wanted.'

Engineered Living Building Materials
'... it was the cheapest building material known.'

Draw Circuits With Conductive Ink
'It's rewiring things... squeezing silver toothpaste in a ribbon along the printed circuitry.'

Arkangel: Automatic Visual Censoring
It's whatever the Party says it is, Winston.

NASA Competition To Design A Bucket Drum For Moon Mining
'There was a heap of discarded ore where Grantline had carted and dumped it...'

No Autonomous Trucks? Wait, What?
'...it resembled conventional human-operated transportation vehicles, but with one exception -- there was no driver's cabin.'

More SF in the News

More Beyond Technovelgy

Home | Glossary | Invention Timeline | Category | New | Contact Us | FAQ | Advertise |
Technovelgy.com - where science meets fiction™

Copyright© Technovelgy LLC; all rights reserved.