Posted: Thu, June 27, 2013 | By: Events
ImmortalLife.info is in the process of being handed off to a new director. By July 1, the radical life extension website’s ownership will [probably] be entirely transferred to Giovanni Santostasi.
ImmortalLife.info is only 3.5 months old, but it has attracted a significant amount of traffic. On Alexa.com, it was ranked 188,744 (on June 27). This ranking compares favorably with other transhumanist/immortalist sites like ieet.org (230,977) and Hplusmagazine.com (268,259)
Hank Pellissier, the founder of ImmortalLife.info, is moving on to another website called BrighterBrains.org - which will focus on cognitive enhancement, brain development, IQ, smart drugs, mentally healthy lifestyles, education, etc. Pellissier has written extensively on this topic in essays such as Why Is the IQ of Ashkenazi Jews So High?, Brain Damage - 84 ways to stupefy your intelligence, and Nudism Provides Benefits to Your Body and Brain. The first essay - Ashkenazi IQ - has attracted 150,000 hits at IEET, ImmortalLife.info, and Transhumanity.net in five different installments, the last essay - Nudism - has lured in over 272,000 hits at ImmortalLife.info.
Giovanni Santostasi Ph.D will be an excellent new director of ImmortalLife.info. He is Associate Scientist in the department of Neuroscience at University of Wisconsin-Madison. Giovanni is interested in the study of consciousness, intelligence, and memory. He also studies the role of sleep in processing and storing memories. His research areas include computational neuroscience, neural network, and biophysics.
He was previously Assistant Professor of Physics at McNeese State University. He authored Upper and lower limits on the Crab pulsar’s astrophysical parameters set from gravitational wave observations by LIGO: braking index and energy considerations, Test of search methods to extract quasi-periodical signals in noise from gravitational wave detectors, Fully optimal filter for ALLEGRO, and Simulation of a Galactic Population of Gravitational Wave Emitting Pulsars, and coauthored Characterization of 60 Hz environmental electromagnetic noise with a simple antenna.
Giovanni earned his B.S. in Physics at Maharishi University of Management in 1995, his M.S. in Physics at Louisiana State University in 1999, and his Ph.D. in Physics at Louisiana State University in 2001 where his activities included Astrophysics, General Relativity, and LIGO (Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory). His Ph.D. dissertation was Gravitational Radiation Detectability Of Supernova 1987A’s Remnant. Fully Matched Filter for Double Resonant Gravitational Detector.
Giovanni has written many excellent essays and poems on immortalism - this list includes Death is Not my Brain’s Best Friend - I believe in Neurology, not in God; Cybernetic Love Poem; Questions to a Transhumanist; and Defeating Aging and Death is the Most Important and Urgent Goal for Humankind.
A team of assisting immortalists will help Giovanni maintain ImmortalLife.info. Primary among them will be Eric Schulke, a prolific writer, longtime indefinite life extension activist, former LongeCity employee, and current founder/director of MILE - the Movement for Indefinitely LIfe Extension. Eric is currently listed as Managing Director of ImmortalLife.org and he will be retained by Giovanni Santostasi in an important capacity.
The opening paragraph above has a qualifying adverb [probably] in regards to Giovanni’s new leadership. This is inserted because there are still a few details that Hank and Giovanni need to work out, before the transaction is finalized. If the negotiations falter, ImmortalLife.info will be handed off to someone else - Jason Xu - a dedicated Silicon Vally immortalist who is moving to Florida soon, to work for Terasem. Jason is an excellent option!