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"Ageless Nation" Author Challenges Traditional Concepts of Young and Old

MORRISTOWN, NJ | Posted on August 23rd, 2007

So contends sociologist and futurist Dr. Michael G. Zey in his book, "Ageless Nation: The Quest for Superlongevity and Physical Perfection" (New Horizon Press Books.) scheduled to hit the stores this week.
According to Dr. Zey, the Superlongevity Revolution, as he labels it, will severely test our traditional beliefs about marriage, careers, retirement, and the very way we structure our lives. More importantly, as we extend the human life span, the very notion of "old" and aging will be rigorously challenged.

Speaking from his offices in Morristown NJ, Dr. Zey said "Ageless Nation asks the questions about the future that no one else seems willing to explore." Such as? "I look at a future where medicine has made eternal youth possible. You will not know, at least from physical appearances, whether you are dating a 25 year old or a 60 year old." Zey also looks at how "near-immortality" will radically change our very concept of "human." And he predicts the political and social fallout resulting from the Superlongevity Revolution.

Michael Zey is in the middle of a full schedule of media events and personal appearances to describe his vision of the emerging "Superlongevity Era and its impact. This includes appearances at the World Future Society meeting in Toronto, the November '07 meeting of the International Institute of Research at Key Biscayne's Ritz-Carlton (along with Sir Bob Geldorf of Live8 fame and other notables), as well as interviews on WMET in DC, W in Philadelphia, and CBS's LA news outlet KNX-AM.

Ultimately, Michael Zey says, "Ageless Nation" and media events related to the book provide him an opportunity to convey his vision of a "hopeful and optimistic future to a public tired of the bad news routinely conveyed by the mass media."



About Michael Zey
Dr. Michael G Zey is the author of the just published Ageless Society (New Horizons/Kensington), the recently-published new edition of “The Future Factor: Forces Transforming Human Destiny” (Transaction Publishers; McGraw-Hill hard cover), as well as “Seizing the Future: The Dawn of the Macroindustrial Era” (Simon and Schuster, hardcover; Transaction Publishers/ Paperback) and several other books.

Dr. Michael Zey’s controversial and original views on social and techno-trends have appeared in the LA Times, Boston Globe, Worth, the Christian Science Monitor, Entrepreneur, the Sacramento Bee, The Age (Melbourne, Australia), La Liberation (Paris), Prosper, The Wall Street Journal, Forbes, The Philadelphia Inquirer,, Radio Free Europe, La Monde, and XMSatellite’’s USAToday/Newstalk station, NJ Business, as well as on WABC’s “Batchelor and Alexander Show” and Wisconsin Public Radio’s “Conversations with Tom Clark”. He has been interviewed for The Wall Street Journal Report, CNBC, CNN, The Turning Point, and the Brazilian Globotv network program “Jornal Nacional”. He has been an invited guest on FoxNews, PBS’s Nightly Business Report, and ABC’s 20/20.

Michael Zey serves as Executive Director of the Expansionary Institute ( ), is a Full Professor at Montclair State University, NJ. and consults to corporations and government agencies.

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Michael G. Zey, Ph.D.
Executive Director
Expansionary Institute
P.O. Box 431
Mount Freedom, NJ 07970
Phone : 973-879-4776
Fax : 973-540-1969

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