This is from Radio National's Philosophers Zone:
"Are you an immortality curmudgeon or optimist? If you could live forever, would you?
Welcome to the Immortality Project."
"Lucretius famously said that life is a banquet. After the final course, you have to leave the dining room, for good. For many, this is life in the right proportions. But for some death is never a good option. Meet John Fisher Martin, a distinguished philosopher in charge of a five million dollar immortality project. He’s an immortality optimist to boot."