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Larry Ellison: ‘Death Makes Me Angry’

Author Adam Gollner, details the efforts to remedy the problem of death. At the cutting edge of this effort, we find some of the world's richest individuals. Gollner writes, "There’s something about amassing more money than you can ever possibly use that naturally makes you hunger for ways to stay alive longer—if not forever."

For example, Larry Ellison is the CEO of Oracle Corporation and the sixth-richest person in the world. Ellison contributes more than $40 million per year to the cause. It is said that he views death as just another kind of corporate opponent he can outfox. Ellison has set up a foundation dedicated to ending mortality, or at least to “understanding lifespan development processes and age-related diseases and disabilities.”

Ellison says, “Death makes me very angry. It doesn’t make any sense to me. Death has never made any sense to me. How can a person be there and then just vanish; just not be there?”

Gollner, concludes: "Death may not make any sense, but perhaps it can be defeated?"

Possible Preaching Angle:

Death has been defeated, but not through wealth and human innovation.

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