Escape Velocity

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VINE #: GV-100-008

Escape Velocity was grown from the lines drawn by the city of Sugar Hill's Mayor and dedicated city leaders at the Sugar Rush Festival on October 21st, 2017


A s we accelerate toward a future of integrated biotechnology, virtual reality and artificial intelligence, we must hold on to the things that make us human.

In our shrinking globally connected community, I believe technology will enhance our humanity, not detract from it. We must see change as necessary for a thriving civilization to continue to exist in harmony with the natural interconnected world. While this technology will enable us to tap into the very essence of what it means to be human, it is the core ethics and values we inject into the development that will ultimately determine if we transcend into this new age victoriously.

Historically, your cultural identity was tied to your birthplace. In the decades ahead, your identity is more a function of many other external factors. I believe this will strengthen local communities as new ideas from around the globe are intimately shared face-to-face.

In physics, escape velocity is the minimum speed needed for an object to escape from the gravitational influence of a massive body (escape velocity from Earth is about 25,020 mph).

In the life extension movement, longevity escape velocity is the point at which, for every year that you’re alive, science is able to extend your life for more than a year. Scientists are continually extending the human lifespan, helping us cure heart disease, cancer, and eventually, neurodegenerative disease. This will keep accelerating as technology improves. It’s predicted to be just another 10 to 12 years before the general public will hit longevity escape velocity. In the meantime, eat healthy and wear your seat belt. It’s going to be a crazy ride!



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VINE Co-creators

The number next to each co-creator’s name coincides with their number on the canvas.

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  1. Mayor, Steve Edwards
  2. Curtis Northrup
  3. Marc Cohen
  4. Susie Gajewski
  5. Geoff Schmalz
  6. Brandon Hembree
  7. Kerry Murphy
  8. Vivienne Weyrauch
  9. Nicole Klein
  10. Mike Sullivan

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