The Essay is an Arts programme.

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The Essay

Transhumanist thinker Anders Sandberg argues that ageing and mortality may be transformed by future technology. How would this affect our outlook on life and the afterlife? In this series, five writers set out to explore ideas of eternity, infinity and the afterlife from fresh viewpoints. Does our insistence on measuring and categorising time serve to make eternity even more unknowable? episode 3.

Genre: Arts

When is The Essay next on TV?

It's next showing on BBC Radio Three Tonight, 10:45pm and on BBC Radio Three Tomorrow, 10:45pm. See more...