100 Plus Book Review: Sonia Arrison on How the Coming Age of Longevity Will Change Everything

A new book by Sonia Arrison called 100 Plus: How the Coming Age of Longevity Will Change Everything, From Careers and Relationships to Family and Faith, is making waves across the globe.

I met Sonia at the Singularity University, where she is a founder and a trustee, and picked up a copy of her book there. The book is very well researched and deals with the most profound implications of life-extension and super-longevity. In the author’s own words, the main question is: “how long science will extend our lives and how that in turn will change our ecological, social, and religious worlds.”

The foreword is written by Peter Thiel and in my opinion is so good that the reader has already gotten her money’s worth by the time she is finished reading the introduction. This is not to undermine the great value that Sonia’s book provides itself. Despite it’s complex topic, advanced scientific matter and hefty goals, it manages to weave the narrative in a very accessible, easy to understand and deeply engaging way. At the same time, providing a number of illuminating, counter-intuitive conclusions that only a deep, unprejudiced and honest researcher can reach.

If the above is not enough, you can check out the book’s back-cover which provides testimonies by George Church, Matt Ridley, Garry Kasparov, Peter Diamandis and Aubrey de Grey. Other notable benchmarks that the book has already reached are a favorable book review by the Wall Street Journal and getting on the Washington Post Best Seller list.

You can also check out the clips below to find more. (I actually made it into one of the clips below so special points for those observant readers who can identify my humble contribution to the debate.)

100 Plus Official Trailer:


What will your life look like when you live to be over 100? Will you be healthy? Will your marriage need a sunset clause? How long will you have to work? Will you finish one career at 65 only to go back to school to learn a new one? And then, will you be happily working for another sixty years? Maybe you’ll be a parent to a newborn and a grandparent at the same time. Will the world become overpopulated? And how will living longer affect your finances, your family life, and your views on religion and the afterlife?

In 100 Plus, futurist Sonia Arrison takes us on an eye-opening journey to the future at our doorsteps, where science and technology is beginning to radically change life as we know it. She introduces us to the people transforming our lives: the brilliant scientists, genius inventors and billionaires who fund their work. The astonishing advances to extend our lives — and health — are almost here. In the very near future fresh organs for transplants will be grown in laboratories, cloned stem cells will bring previously unstoppable diseases to their knees, and living past 100 will be the rule, not the exception.

Sonia Arrison on her new book 100 Plus:


To futurist and tech writer Sonia Arrison, we are about to enter the golden age of aging. Arrison brings a decade of experience researching and writing about cutting-edge advances in life extension to her new book 100 Plus, painting a vivid picture of a future that only recently seemed like a science fiction fantasy but now is very real.

Sonia Arrison 100 Plus:


Sonia Arrison talks about her new book 100 Plus: How the Coming Age of Longevity Will Change Everything, From Careers and Relationships to Family and Faith.

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Sonia Arrison, interviewed by the Wall Street Journal, explains how scientific advances are making radical life expansion — to age 150 and beyond — a possibility, and what it could mean for human existence.

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