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Conclusion: Trajectories of Gerontological Hygiene

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In contrast with the opening chapter of this book, the conclusion operates to illustrate the manner in which contemporary society has shifted focus from a biological essentialist model of the human to that of the technological human. This chapter will detail advanced and emerging technological reconfigurations of the ‘human’, designed specifically to eradicate/abolish old age. Stem cell and gene therapies will be deployed here, as well as conceptions of the ageless posthuman, and notions of digital consciousness as a way to immobilize or abolish the possibility of old age.

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Fletcher, DJ. (2021). Conclusion: Trajectories of Gerontological Hygiene. In: Age as Disease. Palgrave Macmillan, Singapore. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-16-0013-5_6

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