-196°: The piooners of the resurrection
by Giuseppe Nucci
G.TABÒ 2018 AWARD FINALIST
Lost through the pages of the historiography of the twentieth century, the Russian cosmists can be recognized today as atypical pioneers of the complex and widespread movement of transhumanism. Fëdorov, the Russian philosopher who first anticipated the human need of a technological revolution that would overturn death, was a real pioneer of modernism. In the philosophy of the “common cause”, his revolutionary thought identifies as the ultimate goal the elevation of man to God. To this purpose, he pushes man to undertake unconceivable challenges, among which the conquest of planets other than Planet Earth, cradle of humanity. The Russian transhumanist movement takes over from him this challenge of man to his being mortal. The Kriorus company was founded in 2005 and is the first company dealing with cryopreservation in Europe and Asia. At the moment, Kriorus has 54 patients from Europe, United States, Japan and Australia. The storage is located near Sergiev Posad, a small town around seventy km north-east of Moscow. Here, one can choose to preserve its own body at a temperature of -196 degrees, for the price of 36 thousand dollars. Immersed in liquid nitrogen, the patients of Kriorus fluctuate, suspended as in the womb, in the wait that the technological progress is capable to bring them back to life. The eternal conflict between science and God, since always in the heart of man and enshrined by Dostojevskj in his last masterpiece The brothers Karamazov, directly related to Fëdorov doctrine, does not cease to exercise its charm on hearts and minds of men.
“I am not rebelling against my God. I simply don’t accept His world”
Giuseppe Nucci was born in 1982 in a small town between Abruzzo and Molise. Since he was a child he has always been motivated to find new ways of inspiration, then he moved to Fermo, where he attended the renowned ITIS “Montani” and reached the title of Computer Expert. In recent years, after refining his technique and his aesthetic sense, has devoted himself to photography as a storytelling tool. His latest works have been published on important international magazines like New York Times, National Geographic, Days Japan and Stern.
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