Although it gained prominence in the early 2030s, the term antideath had been used by transhumanists and other supporters of technologically assisted immortality, since the early 1970s.

The first record of the term was in a 1973 article by Professor Richard Badenoch, entitled 'Improvements upon Mundane Humanity: Immortality, Anthropomorphism, and the New Cybernetics'. In this article, Badenoch alluded to arcane and alchemical secrets revealed in sacred writings that he had allegedly uncovered when he had joined an expedition to Antarctica.

Members of the Antideath Movement refer to those who have undergone the Eternity.8 procedure as Eternalists.

In 2055, an Antideath spokesperson asked that this term to be used in all media, in preference to Immortals (used now by marketing and PR firms), Walking Dead (used by those opposed to the values of the Antideath Movement), the Long-Lived (used specifically to refer to those communities of Eternalists in Sweden and New Zealand who undertake long-term live-action role-play sessions of fantasy games based on novels such as the Lord of the Rings).

Those opposed to the values of the Antideath Movement have requested that the media no longer refer to their values as either 'proDeath' or 'AntiLife'.

Anthea Johnston

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